Nurturing Pastoral Imagination in African American Clergy

  An Education for Life  Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute was founded in 1868 by Hawaiian missionary and an agent of the Freedman’s Bureau Samuel Chapman Armstrong, three years after Continue Reading

What Should We Wear: The Clergy Clothing Quandry

What Should She Wear? She stands in her closet on a Sunday morning, thinking about what she should wear to lead worship that day. As she rifles through the hangers, Continue Reading

The Destructive Forces of Colonization: Three Things You Need to Know About Haitian History & Why it Matters

When Haiti is mentioned, what immediately comes to mind? Despite being home to an ongoing humanitarian crisis, Haiti remains largely “out of sight, out of mind” in North America. When Haitian news Continue Reading

Sabbath as Practice: What Defines How You Spend Your Time?

For most of us, it’s work.  Our work schedules dictate when we wake and when we sleep. They define when we make plans for various appointments. When conflicts come up Continue Reading

Healing the Broken Relationship: The Black Church and The Black Lives Matter Generation

Can you imagine the death of the Black Church? An institution that derives from the suffering, pain, and oppression of black individuals, the foundational spiritual organization for the empowerment of Continue Reading

Structured for Mission: District Connectionalism Simplified

Bishop Kenneth Carder explains that United Methodist’s “connectionalism . . . is an expression of our understanding of the church as the body of Christ, with each part of the Continue Reading