The African American Lectionary

The African American Pulpit, 2013.


This website is a key online resource, particularly formed for an African American audience, for clergy that follow the lectionary.


lectionary texts; general worship; cultural resources; Bible commentary; sermon illustrations; context setting; cultural observations; The Dialogue Corner; engaging articles

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Discover new content for Sunday worship that is updated continuously.
  • Consider providing a multicultural perspective to your sermon preparation and worship design.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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