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Each week, pastors and preachers stand in the pulpit on Sunday morning and tell people in their congregations things they need to hear. But there are also things that preachers ought to be listening for and hearing from those who sit in their pews. This insightful resource, written by Lora-Ellen McKinney, a lifelong observer of those who stand in the pulpit, will help open the eyes of many a pastor who sometimes sends messages he or she doesn't intend. This happens not just through the words that emanate from the pulpit, but through the attitudes and behaviors pastors exhibit throughout the week. Based upon thorough research and interviews, this is a resource for all pastors and active laypersons, but is especially relevant in the African American context out of which it was developed.
Lora-Ellen McKinney is the daughter of a third-generation Baptist minister and an expert in community health, social services, social justice, and education. She currently heads her own consulting firm in Seattle, WA. Her Kellogg National Fellowship Award provided her dispute resolution training through the Harvard Negotiation Project and Eastern Mennonite University's Conflict Analysis and Transformation program. McKinney received her MS and PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
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