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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...

Hopes and fears

 By Scott Dickison“My hope — and my fear — is that I’ll feel responsible.”This was the response of one of our members two Friday evenings ago when a group of us met with some friends from our covenant partners, the First Baptist Church on New Street to...

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 — October 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is a great privilege to invite you to join us at the NBC Summit in Atlanta Oct 15-17, 2018. This year we will celebrate 10 years of the New Baptist Covenant working to advance racial justice in and through the Baptist Church....

Is this America?

“Is this America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, where we have to sleep with our telephones off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings, in America?” Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer These are the final...

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”...

Facing history

BY MARK McKENZIE Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas “Daddy, what’s happening in this picture?” The little girl, who must have been 5 or 6, was pointing to a photo on the wall of the new Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Ala. The black and white image showed a crowd of...

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