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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Christian Century on Barack Obama's church.

Do read Jason Byassee's article about Trinity United Church of Christ, the "Africentric" South Chicago congregation where Sen. Barack Obama is a member. (Bonus trivia: Oprah Winfrey is a member, too.) It's a rich and nuanced piece about the contemporary black church. The same issue also features Gary Dorrien's profile of Obama, in the guise of a review of The Audacity of Hope.

("Africentric church: A visit to Trinity UCC," Jason Byassee, Christian Century 5.29.07; "Hope or hype?" Gary Dorrien, Christian Century 5.29.07)

Update: Sean calls attention to the fact that Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor, is the featured presenter at the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association meeting in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, June 19.

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 6 June 2007 at 8:38 AM

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Kim Hampton:

June 6, 2007 05:57 PM | Permalink for this comment

The reason I'm going to sneak into Minister's Days on Tuesday morning is so I can hear Dr. Wright. I hope he comes out like he does when he preaches at full African dress.

But then I'm a little biased....Trinity is my favorite church. Ray of Hope Christian Church in Atlanta (one of the largest in the DoC) is my second.

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