Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Ph.D.


African American preaching is…a ministry of spoken and embodied Word in service to the gospel of Jesus Christ for the community. (excerpt from Journey and Promise, p.10)


The sensible homiletics instructor will take great care to help each student stave off the ensnaring trap of cultural abandonment and feelings of disconnection from their actual preaching habitats and context-determined ways to preach. (excerpt from Journey and Promise, p. 21)


My creative aim is to reclaim a more robust homiletical theology for African American preachers, which reflects, in many ways, my own understandings, faith commitments, and normative views of the Christian faith. In other words, I do not write as a disinterested interpreter. (excerpt from Journey and Promise, pp. 16-17.)