[Preaching as Pastoral Care, 1 of 2]

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Mitchell, Dr. Henry H., Pastoral Care Side ( 1 of 2)


Henry Mitchell

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Dr. Henry Mitchell gives a lecture on pastoral care. In the lecture he discusses how ministry is important at times of death. He also contrasts the Black church understanding of ministry and death to the White Church.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with singing and prayer.

00:06:13 Dr. Henry Mitchell talks about death, dying, and preaching as pastoral care.

00:09:58 Talks about there is no time in the career of the minister when ministry is more important than times of death.

00:14:04 Talks about how there is no place in ministry or culture that the Black church is in complete contrast to the White Church than in death and dying.

00:21:05 Talks about how death in Africa is totally different phenomenon than what it is in White Euro-American and Western culture.

00:34:20 Talks about living dead in Africa.

00:44:09 Talks about how to minister to people and understand their concerns.

00:56:40 Talks about grief work.

01:04:04 Talks about how grief has to be ventilated constructively.

01:16:05 Talks about ministering to a person facing terminal cancer.

01:23:40 Talks about never assuming that people have to die and never declaring the impossibility of a cure.

01:30:52 Audio ends.


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