Dancing in the Darkness with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III
You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by the words of Rev. Moss as he reflects on race, faith, and his new book.
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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III is a preacher and theologian who lives in the legacy of Black Christianity’s most notable luminaries.
His oration echoes the eloquence of Martin Luther King, Jr. His insights about the soul remind one of Howard Thurman’s tender ministrations. His commitment to tangible action to fight injustice conjure memories of Fannie Lou Hamer.
He describes his congregation as “unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian.”
Wouldn’t it be an honor to speak with such a remarkable person? The pleasure was all ours as we hosted Rev. Moss on our podcast, Pass The Mic.
Rev. Moss is the pastor of the historic Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. His latest book is Dancing in the Darkness: Spiritual Lessons for Thriving in Turbulent Times.
Tyler and I got to interview Rev. Moss about the book and much more. It’s not often that my co-host and I are rendered speechless as we absorb the profundity of a comment, but it happened several times in this dialogue.
Some quotes from our interview:
“White evangelicals would do well to lose their whiteness and listen to Black spirituality.” ~ Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, “Pass The Mic”
“We have the opportunity to link love and justice in any situation in which a wrong has been done.” ~ Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Dancing in the Darkness
“To consecrate is to make holy, to put it in the service of good. In consecrating chaos you engage it, tame it, name it, take what seemed out of control and charge it with a duty.” ~ Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Dancing in the Darkness
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