Since I read the book some time ago, I’ll share some of my reflections on Part I.
I grew up in Jackson, Ms. and attended junior college on a track and football scholarship. My junior year I transferred to Mississippi State University to continue my football career, MSU is located in Starkville, MS., the setting for Bert’s ministry and teaching. I had the awesome privilege of preaching in his wonderful church a year or so ago and my “None” affiliated younger brother played and sang at worship on another occasion at Bert’s Church.
The positive energy in the congregation was awesome, open and welcoming.
As I read the reflections of the church members, I could see their faces and hear their voices. What a great witness to the community. So glad Bert allowed their voices to be heard. It was a great celebration or party and the Spirit of the Cosmic Christ was there.
The obvious spiritual needs expressed are the need for respect and acceptance.