Tex Sample

Tex Sample

Tex Sample is a sociologist of religion, lecturer, author, and emeritus Professor of Church and Society at the St. Paul School of Theology, a Methodist seminary in Kansas City, MO where he taught from 1967–1999.

Sample was born in Brookhaven, MS, received a BA from Millsaps College, MDiv. and PhD from Boston University, and DD from Coe College. He currently resides in Goodyear, AZ.

Tex is his real name, not a nickname. His father named him after Texanna Gillham, an African-American woman who was born in slavery and helped raise his father near Center, Texas.

Books

*"Blue Collar Ministry: Facing Economic and Social Realities of Working People", Judson Press, 1984, ISBN 0-8170-1029-7
*"U.S. Lifestyles and Mainline Churches: A Key to Reaching People in the 90's", Westminster John Knox Press, 1990, ISBN 0-664-25099-8
*"Hard Living People & Mainstream Christians", Abingdon Press, 1993, ISBN 0-687-17931-9
*"Ministry in an Oral Culture-Living With Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl", Westminster John Knox Press, 1994, ISBN 0-664-25506-X
*"White Soul: Country Music, the Church, and Working Americans", Abingdon Press, 1996, ISBN 0-687-03293-8
*"The Spectacle of Worship in a Wired World: Electronic Culture and the Gathered People of God", Abingdon Press, 1998, ISBN 0-687-08373-7
*"The Loyal Opposition: Struggling With the Church on Homosexuality", Tex Sample and Amy E. Delong, editors, Abingdon Press, 2000, ISBN 0-687-08425-3
*"Powerful Persuasion: Multimedia Witness in Christian Worship", Abingdon Press, 2005 ISBN 0-687-33901-4

External links

* [http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=159 Indigenous Ministry in the Context of the United States] - originally published 1991
* [http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=2196 Pentecostals on Motorcycles] book review by Sample of "Riders for God: The Story of a Christian Motorcycle Gang" by Rich Remsberg, in "The Christian Century", March 7, 2001 p. 18–20


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