By K. Jason Coker “I have a dream…” “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” “Mine eyes have seen the glory…” There are so many quotes and statements from Dr. King that are in the cultural ethos of the United States. His big ideas like “Beloved Community” are well … Continue reading
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A Trailblazing Ministry: Rev. Cheryl Adamson champions equity and combats injustices in Conway, S.C.
Tune in to CBF’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cbfinfo) on Tuesday, January 18, at 7pm Eastern as CBF’s Rev. Kasey Jones speaks with Rev. Adamson about her trailblazing work that has saved lives and transformed communities. By Chris Hughes For the Rev. Cheryl Adamson, living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ means embodying a ministry of presence, … Continue reading
“Greatness is in our service”
By Joshua W. Scott On February 4th, 1968, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct.” Examining Mark 10:35-44. With honesty, zeal, and wisdom, King leads listeners and readers alike to the inner examination room of our hearts. Are we Drum Majors for pridefulness or Drum Majors … Continue reading
Dr. King’s Holy Dream of Remarkable Resilience
By Paul Baxley This year we come to the observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as the omicron variant of the coronavirus surges dramatically all over the world. Two years into the global pandemic, so many have been ill, too many have died, and there is a deep, debilitating and profound exhaustion … Continue reading
A Time to Break Silence: My Lived Experience
By Rev. Aleisha A. Langhorne In June 2020, while serving as an interim pastor in Washington, D.C., I sent the following email (edited for clarity/brevity) to my congregation. This resulted in a series of Fall workshops and conversations entitled “Seeing Differences Differently” facilitated by Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. I believe that this letter reflects … Continue reading
Chaos or Community?
By Joshua Scott In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? King describes the state of America’s race relations and proposes a unified way forward. I recently reread this book, and King’s work rings ever true. We find ourselves in a world that increasingly … Continue reading
A Faith So Bold: Remembering Dr. King
By Paul Baxley On this day we set aside to remember the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I find myself remembering the words he wrote nearly sixty years ago in an open letter to Christian leaders in Birmingham. Ironically, his words were written in response to concerns raised not among the … Continue reading