Published Articles

  1. Pastoral Reflections on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by J. Alfred Smith in The Sky Is Falling: Race, Class, and Natural Disaster by Cheryl A. Kirk Duggan, editor, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2006.  
  2. Preaching and Worship in the African American Church by J. Alfred Smith, Sr. in Growing The African American Church, Carlyle Fielding Stewart III, editor, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2006.
  3. A prayer in 91101: African-American Leaders Respond To An American Crisis, by Martha Simmons (Editor), Frank A. Thomas (Editor), Judson Pr; (December 2001)
  4. An essay, ("Lamentations In The City" in The Living Pulpit, April 2002)
  5. A chapter in Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective African-American Preachers Prepare
  6. "Their Sermons" , by Dr. Cleophus LaRue, Westminster John Knox Press; > (October 2002)
  7. "Preaching Good News In An Age of Scarcity, Pulpit Digest", July/August 1995, Logos Productions, Inc.
  8. A chapter in "Men of Color Study Bible", World Bible Pub Co; (January 2002)
  9. An essay ("Sin") in The Living Pulpit, June 1999
  10. "Her Story" - The African-American Pulpit, Valley Forge, PA, Judson Press, Spring 1999>
  11. "The God of Miriam "- The African American Pulpit, Valley Forge, PA, Judson Press, Fall 1999
  12. A chapter in "From Prison Cell To Church Pew"
  13. A sermon in "Best Sermons For 1993, Responsive Readings & Litany in The African-American Heritage Hymnal"
  14. Sermon, "God's Holy Presence in a Pagan World", in The Best Preaching on Earth: Sermons on "Caring for Creation", edited by Stan L. LeQuire, Judson Press, Valley Forge, PA 1996
  15. Sermon, "Defeating Fortune and Misfortune", in Best Sermons, edited by James W. Cox, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY 1993
  16. "Freedom Talk: Conversations of Jesus with Baptists of North America", in Proclaiming The Baptist >Vision: "Religious Liberty", edited by Walter B. Shurden, Smyth & Helwys Publshing, Inc., Macon, Georgia, 1997
  17. Essay, "Here I Stand" in The Gospel Magazine, edited by Dr. Kenneth Terry, Th.D., Oakland, CA
  18. "The Church: Home Base For Everyday Ethics", by J. Alfred Smith, Sr., published by National Ministries, Pittsburgh, PA 1987
  19. "Handbook for Leadership Education Curriculum", Published by the Board of Education and Publication of Progressive National Baptist Convention, 82-23 Edition (Handbook Committee Chairman)
  20. "Bible Studies in Nehemiah: A Plan For Rebuilding the Family", Prepared for the Allen Temple Baptist Church, Published, February 1990
  21. "Facing The Insufficiency of National Security With the Sufficiency of Faith" - The Living Pulpit-Special Supplement, November/2001
  22. Foreword for The Encyclopedia of African-American Christian Heritage, By Dr. Marvin McMickle, Judson Pr; (July 2002)
  23. A Response to our Black Sisters in Ministry in the Black Church, What Does It Mean to Be Black and Christian?: Pulpit, Pew and Academy in Dialogue , by Lewis V., Dr. Baldwin Sunday School Publishing Board; April 1999
  24. A chapter, "What Do We Do Next?-A View From The Pew" - A Cry for Justice: The Churches and
  25. "Synagogues Speak", published by Paulist Press new York, 1989, by Robert M. Brown & Sidney T. Brown
  26. "A Reflection Of Theodicy In African-American Christian Spirituality", Theology, News and Notes, Fuller Theological Seminary, October 1998
    Conducting a Bible Study - 1960>
  27. "The Image of the Twentieth Century Witnessing Community" - 1963
  28. "Life Has a Pumose" - 1965
  29. "The Negro and the Christian Ministry", Published by Foundations, American Baptist Historical Society- 1966
  30. "Let's Get Together, You and Me" Mission Magazine, American Baptist Convention
  31. "East of the San Francisco Bay, Risk", Volume IV, World Council of Churches
  32. "Where the Black Revolution Is Now", Mission Magazine, American Baptist Convention, - May, 1969
  33. Writer of Book Reviews for Mission Magazine, American Baptist Convention
  34. "Don't Be Squeezed Into The World's Mold", Book of Meditations, Published January, 1973
  35. Men of Color Study Bible, King James Version, "Moses, Payer, and Faith, African American Men and Criminal Justice, Lord Teach Us To Pray, African American Men and Social Justice
  36. "Here I Stand", The Gospel Magazine, by Dr. Kenneth Terry, Summer 2003
  37. Sermon, "The Saxophone Player Who Heard the Call of God, The Irresistible Urge To Preach"
  38. A Collection of African-American CallStones, by William H. Myers, Aaron Press, Atlanta, GA, April 1992
  39. The Schomberg Library in New York City has a collection of the J. Alfred Smith Papers
  40. The Oakland Public Library has a collection of the J. Alfred Smith Papers
  41. Wake up Sleeping Justice  Summer 2012 Review Expositor 
  42. Break The Silence: Justice is Waiting for You to Speak  Winter 2013  Review and Expositor  
  43. Responding to Evil with Good-How Effective is it? East Bay Christians and Occupy Oakland, California    Spring,2013     Review and Expositor