Preachers on Preaching editor Neil Ellingson, also co-founder of Root and Branch Church in Chicago, interviews Preachers on Preaching host Matt Fitzgerald about the reasons he started the podcast and what he's learned so far, his own self-contradictory preaching approach, and how grace might come inside rising soap bubbles.
On the night of the shootings in Dallas that killed five police officers, Michael Waters and Omar Suleiman had known each other barely a year. Waters is pastor of the Joy Tabernacle AME Church; Suleiman is a nationally known Muslim scholar and one of two imams at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center. Both were at the rally in Dallas protesting the police shootings of black men when a gunman started shooting. Together with some parishioners, the two found refuge at Waters’s church, where they spent the night praying and wondering what they could do to stop violence rather than just react to it. They agreed on one thing: though of different religions and ethnicities, they are brothers (Washington Post, July 10).