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Faith. Race. Politics. Education. Global Issues. No topic goes untouched when it comes to Pastor Lorenzo Neal. Lorenzo Neal is pastor of New Bethel AME Church of Jackson, MS. author, educator, and political commentator. Launched in June of
2010, Zera Today provides a fresh insight from the perspective of pastor and commentator. The show has played host to prominent guests in its short time and
it is receiving good ratings from the online broadcasting community. Pastor Neal is also a highly sought after speaker and lecturer and author of the book A Breach in the Family available at all major retail outlets. In his spare time, he is an amateur composer and poet.

Zera Today with Dr. Lorenzo Neal Pastor Lorenzo Neal

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Faith. Race. Politics. Education. Global Issues. No topic goes untouched when it comes to Pastor Lorenzo Neal. Lorenzo Neal is pastor of New Bethel AME Church of Jackson, MS. author, educator, and political commentator. Launched in June of
2010, Zera Today provides a fresh insight from the perspective of pastor and commentator. The show has played host to prominent guests in its short time and
it is receiving good ratings from the online broadcasting community. Pastor Neal is also a highly sought after speaker and lecturer and author of the book A Breach in the Family available at all major retail outlets. In his spare time, he is an amateur composer and poet.

    Welcome to 2020: Are Pastors Facing Dangerous Times Ahead?

    Welcome to 2020: Are Pastors Facing Dangerous Times Ahead?

    Welcome to 2020. Many pastors are facing new difficult challenges that are forcing them to consider their approach to ministry in their personal and professional lives. Join Dr Neal for this and other topics of the day.

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    The Adornments of Men with Author Monica Hudson

    The Adornments of Men with Author Monica Hudson

    Author Monica Hudson joins Dr. Neal to discuss her latest book "The Adornments of Men" published through Hudson Publishing. Her book is an inspirational journey on how to have a closer and growing relationship with God. Join her and Dr. Neal as they discuss the book and other topics of the day.

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    Black Celebrity Iinfluence on Black Identity

    Black Celebrity Iinfluence on Black Identity

    In a recent social media post, singer Alicia Keys spoke about her son's experience at the nail salon where he stated he wanted his nails painted in rainbow colors. There seems to be a trend of celebrity influencers promoting gender non-conformity to black male children. This construct is contributing to a growing sense of a black identity crisis in the US. Is this a problem for black American boys and if so, what can we do to counter this influence in black communities? Join Dr. Neal as he discusses this and other topics of the day

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    The Beyoncé Mass: Contemporary Idolatry or Womanist Empowerment?

    The Beyoncé Mass: Contemporary Idolatry or Womanist Empowerment?

    A few years ago, a young seminary professor in San Francisco felt inspired by musical icon Beyoncé Knowles Carter to produce a worship service around her songs. The result was the Beyoncé Mass which highlighted Beyoncé music along with Biblical scriptures and positive messages. The latest incarnation was recently held in New York City. Should womanist theology reflect the success of contemporary women on par with those in the Christian and Hebrew Scriptures or is this simply modern idolatry. Join Dr. Neal in the discussion of this and other topics of the da

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    Domestic Violence, Voting, and Black Church Responsibility *Rebroadcast*

    Domestic Violence, Voting, and Black Church Responsibility *Rebroadcast*

    This is a rebroadcast of a show episode that originally aired in October 2014. On this show I discuss the topics of domestic violence, voting and how the church was at one time the responsible entity for ensuring security and protection of children, women, and voting for the members it served. In some capacities this seems to have shifted, but it should still be a priority for the black church.

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    The Botham Jean Verdict Saga: A Call for Action and Forgiveness?

    The Botham Jean Verdict Saga: A Call for Action and Forgiveness?

    Last week, Amber Guyger, the former Dallas Police officer was convicted and sentenced for the murder of unarmed Botham Jean in his apartment. Botham's mother addressed the press regarding the issue of correcting the injustices in the legal system, Botham's father said that he loved Amber Guyger, and Botham's brother in his victim impact statement said he forgave her and asked the judge for permission to hug her. The sentencing trial culminated in Judge Tammy Kemp providing comfort and a Bible to Amber Guyger. The acts surrounding this verdict and sentencing have raise controversy from the Freedom From Religion Foundation as well as many black Americans. Join Dr Neal as he discusses this and other topics of the day.

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