Words for the Journey — A Raceless Gospel?

One of the first steps in the journey toward Beloved Community is to take our own experience of baptism seriously by following Jesus as he walks wet into the world. Each of the synoptic Gospel writers is clear in telling us that after Jesus’ own baptism, his first...

Words for the Journey — Women’s History Month

“Black Baptist Women in Ministry and the Principality of Patriarchy” As we march into Women’s History Month, I’ve been thinking about women in ministry, particularly Black Baptist women in ministry.   This area is especially near and dear to me as my wife, the...

Words for the Journey — January 2021

The Adinkra symbol “Mpatapo” or “Knot of Reconciliation” represents the bond, or knot, that binds parties in a dispute or disagreement to a peaceful and harmonious reconciliation. It is a symbol of peacemaking following strife.  Because of this, New Baptist Covenant...

Words for the journey — November 2020

Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and do not forget all his benefits—3 who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life from the Pit,    who crowns you...

Words for the journey — October 2020

A narcissistic Nietzscheanism has pervaded and perverted the national political landscape. For over a decade, our now 45th President of the United States seems to have used Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, On Genealogy of Morals, and The Will to Power...

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