14 episodes

Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

The Corporate Minister Dwayne Dixon

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

    When YOU Mess it up: Caring for Yourself by Forgiving Yourself

    When YOU Mess it up: Caring for Yourself by Forgiving Yourself

    Failure can be debilitating, especially the failure we bring upon ourselves. The failure that comes when we make bad decisions – decisions we knew were bad when we made them and we made them anyway. If we’re not careful, we can internalize the shame of these failures and deem ourselves unforgiveable. This is the second in a 3-part series focusing on mental health and wellness. In today’s episode we focus on forgiving yourself as an essential component of self-care.
    Scriptural Reference: 2 Samuel 11 : 27 - “When the period of mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her to the palace, and she became one of his wives. Then she gave birth to a son. But the Lord was displeased with what David had done.”
    Guest: Rev. Brian Herron, Senior Pastor, https://www.zbcmn.net/ (Zion Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN)
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Covenant-Marriage-Staying-Together-Life/dp/1582293937 (Covenant Marriage: Staying Together for Life) by Fred Lowery
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Application-Study-Bible-Personal-Hardcover/dp/1496440110/ (Life Application Study Bible)

    • 35 min
    The Pandemic as a Pivot to God’s Promise

    The Pandemic as a Pivot to God’s Promise

    The global pandemic has turned so many things upside down. We’ve had to change our attitudes and outlooks on work, play, and social interactions. We’ve also had to learn new skills, approaches, and ways of thinking.
    But what if there were a silver lining in this dark cloud? Is it possible that those new methods, skills, and thinking might benefit us after the pandemic? In this episode, we discuss how this time represents an opportunity for us to “press reset” and pivot to a new set of promises.
    Scriptural Reference: Isaiah 43 : 19 - “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
    Guest: Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Senior Pastor, https://www.experiencebmc.org/ (Beebe Memorial Cathedral), Oakland, CA
    Resources Mentioned in this episode:
    Website: https://drhames.com/ (Dr. Charley Hames)
    Book: https://drhames.com/products/exchange (Exchange) by Dr. Charley Hames
    Book: https://drhames.com/products/notes-from-the-doctor-the-60-day-devotional-treatment-plan-for-the-spirit (Notes From The Doctor) by Dr. Charley Hames
    Book: https://drhames.com/products/copy-of-exchange (Pressing Reset) by Dr. Charley Hames
    Video: https://www.mystreamingvideo.net/video/16555 (TD Jakes: Cutting People Off)

    • 27 min
    Prioritizing Your Self-Care: It’s Both Biblical and Necessary

    Prioritizing Your Self-Care: It’s Both Biblical and Necessary

    “Please place the oxygen mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others.”
    We hear these words before every airline flight. They’re simple but they speak profoundly about the necessity to prioritize our self-care. We often operate under the assumption that in order to be successful leaders, we have to run ourselves ragged. The fundamental truth is that we cannot tend to the needs of others without first tending to ourselves. This is the first in a 3-part series focusing on mental health and wellness. In today’s episode, we focus on self-care and why it’s essential.
    Scriptural Reference: 1 Kings 19 : 5 - "Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, 'Get up and eat!'"
    Guest: http://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-p-morgan-64734510 (Dr. Charles P. Morgan), Vice President, Mental Health and Recovery Services, https://www.avivomn.org/ (Avivo)
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Come-Hither-Calling-Children-Overcomers/dp/125842553X/ (Come Hither: God Is Calling His Blood Bought Children To Be Overcomers) by DeVern F. Fromke
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Disinherited-Howard-Thurman/dp/0807010294/ (Jesus and the Disinherited) by Howard Thurman
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Emotionally-Healthy-Leader-Transforming-Transform/dp/0310494575/ (The Emotionally Healthy Leader) by Peter Scazzero
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Man-God-Lessons-David/dp/0800759222/ (The Making of a Man of God: Lessons from the Life of David) by Alan Redpath
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Measure-Man-Martin-Luther-King-ebook/dp/B07ZYZWPWD/ (The Measure of a Man) by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Vision-Collection-Puritan-Devotions/dp/0851512283/ (The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions) by Arthur Bennett

    • 24 min
    Avoiding the 'Home-Run Syndrome' and the Paralysis of Fear

    Avoiding the 'Home-Run Syndrome' and the Paralysis of Fear

    The fear of failure may become a monster that can devour. It can force one into a state of ‘Perfection Paralysis’ that can convince Black men in corporate spaces that they must achieve 100% perfection – to hit a home run every time they come up to bat. In this episode, we discuss these fears and how to take a healthier approach to them, freeing ourselves to grow, thrive, and be whole.
    Scriptural Reference: 2 Timothy 1:7 - “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
    Guest: https://drfrankathomas.com (Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas), Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and https://www.cts.edu/preaching/people/frank-a-thomas/ (Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration), Christian Theological Seminary
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Thomas’ Bookshelf: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-A.-Thomas/e/B001KIBLNQ?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 (A collection of his writings and reflections)
    Video: https://youtu.be/KjwD-kzB084 (Dr. Thomas at the Hampton Preachers Conference)

    • 30 min
    Finding Your Fraternity: Its Never too Late

    Finding Your Fraternity: Its Never too Late

    We talk a lot about Fraternities and Fraternal organizations here at The Corporate Minister. In this episode, we explain why. This is the third of a 3 part series on mentoring relationships and here we talk about how to avoid isolation and the benefits that come from connecting to like-minded men.
    Scriptural Reference: Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10, 12 - “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
    Guest: https://www.trinitychicago.org/rev-dr-otis-moss-iii/ (Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III), Senior Pastor, https://www.trinitychicago.org/ (Trinity United Church of Christ), Chicago, IL
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Website: https://unashamedmedia.com/ (Unashamed Media Group)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-You-Enneagram-Self-Discovery/dp/0830846190 (The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery) by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Inward-Journey-Howard-Thurman/dp/0913408034 (The Inward Journey) by Howard Thurman

    • 24 min
    Black Entrepreneurs as Investors in Communities

    Black Entrepreneurs as Investors in Communities

    “What have you planted into someone else’s life?”
    This is a selfless perspective on entrepreneurship from this episode’s guest. We spend a lot of time at The Corporate Minister focusing on men working in corporate spaces but this time we look at how entrepreneurs can operate in ways that provide a return to the communities they inhabit.
    Scriptural Reference: Matthew 25: 14-30 - The Parable of the Talents.
    Guest: Mr. Karim Hutson, CEO, Genesis Companies
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karim-hutson-9334a/ (Karim Hutson on LinkedIn)
    https://www.genesiscompanies.com/ (Genesis Companies Website)

    • 29 min

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