• Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

    Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

    Professor, Author, Speaker, Agent of Change

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The Liberty Bell

This is a spoken word piece that was used as a promo for the 2013 Justice Conference.   I’ve remembered it since I first saw it last year and I thought it would be a fun one to share with you today.   Hope you are all having a good holiday! #PropheticPoetry

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Friday Five

Every Friday I post 5 things from around the web that I think are worth reading/seeing/thinking about.   Some leave me dismayed, discouraged, overwhelmed.  Others make me want to stand up and cheer.   Take a look and let me know what YOU think of my picks this week. This by the president of Fuller Theological Seminary.   I am so

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Remember & Reach In

As the protests and the news reports in Ferguson are starting to slow to a simmer, I can feel the pull.  Can you?  The pull to move on to the next big thing.  The pull to move on to the next news story, the next outrage, the next BuzzFeed quiz.   Other things are calling out

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#Ferguson Sermon

Some of you might not have had the time to watch the entire sermon I preached week before last following the initial protests in Ferguson and the shooting death of Mike Brown.   I know, I know, it WAS an hour long! But for those of you who are still interesting in hearing some of the key

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Diversity Symphony

I’ve got more prophetic poetry for you this week.  Do you remember Brueggemann‘s definition from last week?  He defines a prophet as someone who “criticizes the status quo while energizing the imagination.”   This week I want to introduce you to David Bowden and show you his spoken word piece called “Diversity Symphony.”   I think