Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. An honors graduate of Morehouse College, he earned his MDiv from Yale Divinity School and a DMin from Chicago Theological Seminary. He preached this sermon at Princeton Theological Seminary on February 15, 2018.
He is the author of Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair, published in 2015, a homiletic blueprint for prophetic preaching in the twenty-first century.
In this homily, titled "#StayWoke, he reminds us that remaining morally awake means facing the historical and biblical blues while embracing a jazz ethic.
Alexander Carpenter is executive editor of Spectrum.
Image credit: "#STAYWOKE with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III" Princeton Theological Seminary (YouTube)
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