Words for the journey — February 2019

February is Black History Month. It is a time when we remember and celebrate the contributions and triumphs of our African-American sisters and brothers. Far too often their accomplishments and contributions have been erased from our history books or retold in ways...

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...

Remembering Dr. Jimmy Allen

I remember running into Dr. Allen at a CBF gathering one time. We were staying on the same floor of the hotel and stood waiting together for the elevator to come. When the next elevator arrived, it was already packed full of people. Never one to pass up the...

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...

Love came down at Christmas

Dear Friends,   A few weeks before Christmas, in the year 1223, Saint Francis of Assisi staged the first recorded nativity scene in a small Italian town called Greccio. It was a reenactment of when love came to earth in the inconvenient form of an infant child.   ...

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