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Charlottesville CofA co-hosts MLK event

Former President and CEO of the NAACP Cornell Brooks was the keynote speaker at the 34th Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration in Charlottesville, Va, hosted by the 50-member Charlottesville Clergy Collective and NBC Covenant of Action partners New Beginnings...

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.   ...

Why I support New Baptist Covenant

By Patrick Andrson As a Baptist seeking to be a follower of Jesus, I am drawn to the New Baptist Covenant because of the unique ministry it facilitates, that of racial reconciliation. White persons who claim to follow Jesus have a lot to answer for. Colonialism,...

A word for the journey – December 2018

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent. It is in this time, when the days grow short and the nights long, that we are reminded to wait for the coming of the light in the darkness. Churches across the nation will pull out their advent wreaths and light the first of...

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