Robert Franklin

Black Churches and the Neglected Public Pastor-Theologian

In this insightful post Billy lifts up the importance of the public pastoral model of ministry.  He also shows how this model of ministry has been neglected in contemporary life because it's not as sexy as some other models.  In addition, Billy shows how the public minister tradition, though marginal, has always been an important part of American social life and then he concludes by offering a clarion call for the rise of more public pastor-theologians.