Frank A. Thomas

Preacher, teacher, scholar, lecturer, author, and master coach

Teaching & Inspiration: Lectures

Frank A. Thomas is one of the most creative thought leaders in the country. He frequently lectures on several subjects, including preaching and religious, social, and economic issues affecting the nation and the world. This collection features several of his most important lectures.

November 30, 2013

The Choice Part I

Trinity UCC Ministers in Training

This lecture is Part I of an in-depth explanation of exploring one’s passion for deep and lasting joy in living based on Frank A. Thomas’ book “The Choice.”

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November 30, 2013

The Choice Part II

Trinity UCC Ministers in Training

This lecture is Part II of an in-depth explanation of exploring one’s passion for deep and lasting joy in living based on Frank A. Thomas’ book “The Choice

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January 31, 2012

Preaching With Sacred Fire Part I

APEX School of Theology

This two-part lecture is a basic preaching primer on the celebrative tradition of African American preaching. The listener will learn about the importance of structure, images and sense appeal, core belief, experiential preaching, and celebration. A must-listen for anyone seeking, planning, or making a transition in their career, relationship, job, or anwhere in their lives.

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January 31, 2012

Preaching With Sacred Fire Part II

APEX School of Theology

This lecture is Part II of a teaching on the basics of preaching, such as structure, sense appeal, sermon preparation, etc. based on Frank A. Thomas' book, "They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God." 

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August 17, 2010

The Performative Tradition of African American Preaching, Part I

United Theological Seminary

This lecture explores the performative tradition of African American preaching based on two of Frank A. Thomas’ books, “Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Preaching” and “They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God,” (new and revised edition, August, 2013).

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August 17, 2010

The Performative Tradition of African American Preaching, Part II

United Theological Seminary

This lecture explores the performative tradition of African American preaching based on two of Frank A. Thomas’ books, “Preaching With Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Preaching” and “They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God,” (new and revised edition, August, 2013).

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August 18, 2005

Preaching Class, Part I

United Theological Seminary

This lecture is Part I of a teaching on the basics of preaching, such as structure, sense appeal, sermon preparation, etc. based on Frank A. Thomas’ book, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God.

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