Our sermon series for Lent, Singing the Blues in a Post-Soul World, is inspired by the book of a similar title by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, in Chicago, Illinois.
The Blues, a musical genre that influenced Jazz and Hip Hop, is a style of music born of the pain and anguish of the Black experience in America. It is important to also note that Black preaching gleaned some of the gifts of the Blues and is sometimes referred to as Black or “Blue Note” preaching.
Moss explained that he is given the grand privilege of not only preaching about the magnificent and sometimes painful history from which this kind of preaching is birthed. We hope to follow suit with this Lenten sermon series.
Preaching and Singing the Blues in a Post-Soul World is an honest way of realizing and stating that “the world is not right, but God is still in the world.” Exactly the kind of message we need right now.