A Glimpse of the African-American Church

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Eric C. Redmond discuss key distinctives of African-American churches, including worship, preaching style, and the importance of tradition. Note: This interview was recorded before March 2020.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Eric C. Redmond

Eric C. Redmond  is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He also serves as Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL. Formerly he served as Senior Pastor of Reformation Alive Baptist Church, Temple Hills, MD; Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Washington Bible College, Lanham, MD; and on the board of The Gospel Coalition. Eric is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD Candidate at Capital Seminary and Graduate School. He and his wife Pam have been happily married since July 1991. They have five children — Charis, Chloe, Candace, Calvin, and Codell — and they reside in Brookfield, IL.