Black preachers and white preachers have tended to minister in isolation within their separate communities. They have been unaware of what they might learn from each other as members of the same body of Christ. Yet as America becomes increasingly diverse, pastors need to become more sensitive to the needs of people from other cultural backgrounds.
Preaching in Black and White is the first attempt to bring together a noted black preacher and white preacher to interact on the dynamics of pulpit ministry and what can be learned from each other. Readers are invited to pull up a chair and listen in to a conversation between the two authors as they discuss the context in which African-American preaching has developed, the similarities and differences in styles of preaching in the two communities, and how they go about preparing and delivering a sermon. Humor and stories punctuate the dialogue including the stories of Dr. Bailey's receiving a beating from the police in California and how forgetting the second point in his sermon brought the house down with laughter.
-- Two illustrative sermons on the same text about Zacchaeus by a white preacher and a black preacher
-- Audio CD featuring signature sermon from E. K. Bailey, "Testing of a Tax Collector"
-- Annotated bibliography of preaching resources
-- Biographical section introducing noted black preachers
-- Black -and- white photographs