[Witnessing to the Peculiar]

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Mitchell, Dr. Henry H., H.H.M., Baton Rouge


Henry Mitchell

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Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

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Dr. Henry Mitchell gives a lecture on witnessing to the peculiar. In the lecture, he discusses rules to witnessing including being aware of current issues. He also discusses the challenge of Christians.

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00:00:10 Audio begins with Dr. Henry Mitchell greeting those in attendance.

00:01:22 Introduces subject, “The Power to Witness to the Peculiar”.

00:05:06 Talks about how in the bible belt the challenge is to raise from nominal to real Christians. He states that this is not the greatest challenge of time but that the challenge is to revive people different from us.

00:11:56 Talks about Ezekiel being astonished.

00:17:42 Talks about Old Testament scholars.

00:23:47 Talks about the South, and how there are many other people who are aware of issues, and anyone who is to witness to these people must understand these issues.

00:29:58 Talks about witnessing to the peculiar, being brutally honest about Jerusalem and the good old days wherever and whoever they are.

00:30:09 Talks about witnessing to the peculiar in keeping an open mind and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead into the astonishingly new.

00:35:33 Talks about being aware how people tell falsehoods.

00:38:10 Talks about the book of Hebrews.

00:41:13 Audio ends.


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