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What’s Going On: The Seven Last Words of Jesus

This has been a long time coming. Several years ago, I attended a U2Charist worship experience at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA and began to brainstorm on how to coordinate a similar worship experience but correlating black musics with traditional worship formats. The idea emerged to correlate the traditional Good Friday Seven Last Words […]

Honoring Black Heritage

This is an article I wrote for the website of the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church.  I worked on staff for GCORR as the Coordinator for Advocacy for a good part of 2010.  Check it out: —- GCORR Celebrates Black History Month: Honoring Black Heritage BY Victor Cyrus-Franklin The […]

Gospel According to Purple Rain, Pt. 2

I’m preparing to kick off the new year for the Young Adult Study of my church.  Our first session of 2012 is a continuation of a series we began toward the end of last year themed ‘The Gospel According to Purple Rain: What the Music of Prince has to do with the Prince of Peace’. […]