Pentecost Resources

Running Toward the World

Pentecost during a pandemic feels different and we need God's presence more than ever. Fortunately, the only things necessary for the church are the...

Pentecost Multilingual Choral Reading of Acts 2 Script

Something we look forward to every year as a congregation is the staging of a multilingual choral reading of the coming of the Holy...

Pentecost Multilingual Choral Reading of Acts 2

When Todd was in seminary he did a pastoral internship at Northside Drive Baptist Church in Atlanta. As part of their Pentecost Sunday celebration,...

Paper Doves Take Flight

I initially created these paper birds for an Easter processional to accompany the theme "Sing a New Song," but they are equally appropriate for...

Justice

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    Renewing Our Strength

    Cracks in the Pavement

    In Memoriam

    I’m Tired, Too

    Baptist News Global

    Solidarity

    From the successful unionization of Starbucks baristas in Buffalo to striking actors and writers in Hollywood, support for labor unions is on the rise in...

    Control

    On March 12, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that gave a Texas father the right to deny his...

    Pastor’s Wife Barbie

    Ladies, don’t take your children to see the new Barbie movie. Take your mom. Take your girlfriends. Take a flask. Take the wife of your...

    What Greta Gerwig’s Oscar Snub Means for Hollywood and the Church

    The Academy Awards are not the final word in film, but like any institution they reflect the power dynamics of American society, including those in...

    Sermon Remix

    Prophetic Tasks: Grieving in a Society That Practices Denial

    This sermon (or a reasonable facsimile) was preached on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Kingsway Baptist Church.  The texts are Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26 and Matthew 5:1-10. Walter Bruegemann...

    Transformational Friendship

    Texts: John 15:9-17; Acts 10:44-48 Preached at First Baptist Memphis, May 9, 2021 What does it mean to be a friend? Who...

    Book Reviews

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

    Daughters of Rizpah: Working Through Trauma

    Buttry, Sharon A. and Daniel L. Buttry. Daughters of Rizpah: Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020. Sharon and Dan Buttry...

    World of Meaning

    This month marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Howard Thurman (April 10), an early twentieth century African-American theologian, poet, pastor, and activist...

    Books for Reckoning with White Supremacy in the American Church

    The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone (2011) The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, Jemar Tisby...

    Poetry

    Monsters

    Ice Storm