Perspectives: Black Theologian Day 2021 Addresses Food Insecurity as Fundamental Alienation

By Rick Wolcott* “Perspectives: Black Theologian Day gives us an opportunity to receive some learning and perspective and have conversation about matters that are sometimes unique to the Black experience or on matters and societal issues that impact Black communities and communities of color in disproportionate numbers,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone told those gathered October [...]

All In God’s Image; A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples

By Will Fenton-Jones* One of the most troubling stories I have learned as the Conference director of Multicultural Vitality is the story of the Sand Creek Massacre. In 1864 Colonel John Chivington, a Methodist clergyman turned military man, led a massacre that resulted in the death of over 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho, mostly women and [...]

The Black Church and The Seven Last Words of Jesus

By Rev. Dawan Buie* The Black Church was born in hushed harbors and places away from the seeing eyes of white slave masters so we could express ourselves as we desired. In these gatherings, we could speak to God in our unique ways that were influenced by our African traditions. These gatherings were the roots [...]