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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...

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....

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