Black history is Christian history too

As we celebrate Black History Month in the U.S. each year, we often remind ourselves and others that “Black history is American history.” A reminder that we tend to offer less often is that Black history is Christian history, too. Although European colonization and...

A word for the journey – January 2019

“This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.” (Zechariah 7:9 NIV) Merriam-Webster Dictionary announced recently that their “2018 Word of the Year” is “justice.” A bit ironic, of course, given how often we...

CofA partners sponsor 12th annual ‘Hands on Kirkwood’

Covenant of Action partners Kirkwood Baptist Church and Harrison Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in suburban St. Louis joined with other churches and groups in their community to host their 12th annual “Hands on Kirkwood,” a one day mission blitz where...

A word for the journey – November 2018

By Dr. Phaedra P. BlockerOne of the reasons I have grown to love the Church (liturgical) calendar is that it helps us keep in touch with aspects of our Christian heritage that we sometimes overlook as our attention is grabbed by the bigger, “splashier” celebrations....

A word for the journey – September 2018

By Phaedra Blocker For me, and perhaps for you as well, September marks a second “new year.” The long days of summer are waning, and many of us have taken well-earned vacations or at least slowed the pace a little. But now, here we are, jumping into “back-to-school”...

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