Entries by Vernon Shazier

Book Review: The Heart of Black Preaching

“The Heart of Black Preaching” by Cleophus J. LaRue is a powerful and insightful exploration of the tradition of Black preaching in America. Drawing on his decades of experience as a pastor and professor of homiletics, LaRue offers a rich and detailed analysis of the distinctive qualities of Black preaching and the ways in which […]

Why a Pastor Needs Mentors

A pastor or preacher’s role is critical in leading their congregation and serving as spiritual guides. The responsibility can be overwhelming, and at times, one can feel alone and without direction. That is why having a mentor in their lives can be beneficial. In this essay, we will discuss the importance, value, and benefits of […]

Leadership Sage

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. They are the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan