Research by Topic: black-church-ministries

ABHMS honors Black History Month with Web page, video

Published February 1, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/1/17)—Recognizing February as Black History Month and honoring this year’s “The Crisis in Black Education” theme, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has added a commemorative page to its website that features a related video. Titled “The Promise of Freedom,” the 20-minute informational video tells of the founding and supporting of industrial […]

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Devotional lends contemporary African-American perspective to Lenten tradition

Published February 1, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/1/17)—Inspired by the need for a practical, spiritual resource addressing the Christian calendar from an Afrocentric perspective, Glenn E. Porter Sr., M.Div., D.Min., wrote “Journey with Jesus through Lent.” This new Judson Press book takes readers on a faith pilgrimage for the sacred season. Based on the Gospel of Luke, this unique, […]

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It’s our time to move

Published July 15, 2016

By Rev. Susan Sparks You know how the book of Ecclesiastes says that there is nothing new under the sun? Well, the writers were wrong. Last weekend, I heard about something that was not only new under the sun, but frankly new under any star or planet. Ready? A “stand still” parade. Yup. The parade—including […]

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It’s safe to murder Negroes in America

Published July 15, 2016

By Wayne E. Croft Sr. In less than 48 hours, when the first full week of July was coming to an end and many had celebrated the 240th birthday of America on July 4, two male African American lives were taken. Philando Castile was shot dead by an officer in St Paul, Minn., late on […]

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Be angry but do not sin

Published July 15, 2016

By Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. ─ Ephesians 4:25-27 […]

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End police killing of innocent Black lives: A statement from Barnabas Partners

Published July 11, 2016

O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night for the slain of my poor people!  –Jeremiah 9:1 We face a national crisis in the United States of America concerning increasing violence and the growing threat to innocent Black lives […]

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Black Church Ministries

Published January 18, 2016

Diverse and intricately woven, the histories of the black church and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) have been intertwined for nearly two centuries. The journey has stretched from the ancient shores of Africa, the Caribbean and Haiti to American slavery, through the tumultuous 1960s and early ’70s, to the 1,200 black American Baptist churches […]

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