Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Pastor's Remix

My mini-profile of Otis Moss III, the pastor of Chicago’s Trinity UCC—you might remember it as “Obama’s church” from the 2008 campaign—is online here. Moss likes to quote Mos Def and Common, and one of my favorite exchanges came when I asked him about calling the apostle Peter “a thug” in one of his sermons. He said: “He cut off someone’s ear! That’s acting like a thug!”


  1. He's got a point about Peter.

  2. It would be a subtle point if he were referring to the original Thugs, who were rather zealous followers of Kali.