Arthur Ashe versus the Confederacy
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation / Robert Jones

Arthur Ashe versus the Confederacy

With removal of Robert E. Lee statue, the Arthur Ashe Jr. memorial stands alone on Richmond’s Monument Avenue By Robert P. Jones The news broke this week that the Virginia Supreme Court has cleared the state to remove the last Confederate monument still standing on the city’s Monument Avenue, the massive tribute to General Robert E. Lee. … Continue reading

Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary
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Susan Blanchard called as first director of Baptist House of Studies at Union Seminary

RICHMOND, VA – Rev. Susan Pierson Blanchard (M.Div. / M.A.C.E. ’97) has accepted a call to lead a new initiative for Cooperative Baptists beginning this fall at Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus. As director of the Baptist House of Studies (BHS) program, Blanchard, an ordained Baptist minister, will help students navigate the institution and their ordination process.  “I have felt a strong … Continue reading

CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic
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CBF Virginia ministers discuss leading churches, mobilizing compassion in response to pandemic

By Ben Brown They live in the same city, but Sterling Severns and Art Wright could not meet in the same room on March 19, 2020, due to social distancing. Sterling Severns is the senior pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Art Wright is the theologian in residence for CBF Virginia. Instead, Severns … Continue reading

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Mission Madness in Virginia

RICHMOND – While many teens were enjoying Spring Break on vacation, over three hundred youth gathered at Central Baptist Church in south Richmond for weekend of mission service projects.  Sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia, the weekend was called Mission Madness and took place April 9-11, 2010.  “We call it ‘madness’ because youth … Continue reading