April 7, 2015

April 4, 2015

  • In many countries of the world, the Christian community celebrates Easter in the shadow of violence and oppression directed against them. In other parts of the world, the Christian community celebrates Easter in the face of random violence like the action of the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U 9525, random violence that threatens a society at large without a specific target.

    In the face of the tyranny of death which marks much of the world today, Easter is both celebration and...

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March 27, 2015

  • The report below was written by Dwight Stinnett, executive minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region, about “For Such a Time as This,” an event held Saturday, March 14, in St. Louis, Missouri.

    The events of Ferguson, Missouri, have only been magnified as similar and related events from across the nation have come to the forefront over the last months. Let’s be honest, structural racism is deep and widespread across our society. It...

  • Beloved of Christ,

    As we enter Holy Week we do so in the midst of rising conflicts in the Middle East, ongoing struggles for justice in our own country, and an unthinkable airline catastrophe caused by the co-pilot. In the face of these dark narratives, we come as a community of faith to the narrative of Holy Week.  As we enter into this story again through our worship, beginning with Palm Sunday,  I am reminded of how profoundly “this worldly” is the narrative of God...

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