I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in Bible study. In doing so, I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork.
As students and educators return to school, I’d like to offer a prayer of encouragement. Considering the confusion regarding mask mandates, social distancing guidelines and vaccination rates, I feel it is needed.
Black Americans are not only more religious than non-Black Americans, but they are also more likely to believe that opposing racism is essential to faith, the Pew Research Center concluded in a recent study.
The Rev. Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first Black U.S. Senator, urged the Progressive National Baptist Convention to keep fighting to protect voting rights as the historically Black denomination held its annual meeting.
During the civil rights movement’s struggle against discrimination and voter suppression in Jim Crow America, the Black Church was a source of refuge and resolve. Today, a new wave of voter suppression laws is targeting Black voters, and new generations of Black clergy are bringing their mor…
Leaders of the national NAACP and the Church of Latter Day used the week of Juneteenth to announce strengthening of a relationship established in 2018.
When the Rev. Rodrick Burton became pastor of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church in north St. Louis in 2013, he looked for ways to cut costs to free up money for other ministries. That led him to install solar panels to reduce the church’s energy bill.
African American mosques are closing at an increasing rate, while the number of mosques in the United States continues to grow, according to a report released June 2.
Most practicing Christians believe the church can enhance race relations in this country by welcoming people of all races and ethnicities, new research finds.
The first Missouri Black Leadership Summit took place on Thursday, April 22 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Attendees arrived from Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Columbia, Fulton, Sikeston, other areas of the state to discuss disparities in education, access to health care and criminal…
“Jesus calls us to care about the physical,” said Rev. Michelle Higgins, who is the first Black woman to permanently lead the congregation at Saint John’s Church (the Beloved Community) in north St. Louis.
The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced on Sunday, March 21, that The Church of God in Christ General Assembly, the legislative body of the denomination, has voted for Bishop J. Drew Sheard of Detroit, Michigan to be the leader of the worldwide organization. Church of God in Christ is …
In the hospital with COVID-19 in December, Lavina Wafer tired of the tubes in her nose and wondered impatiently why she couldn’t be discharged. A phone call with her pastor helped her understand that the tube was piping in lifesaving oxygen, which had to be slowly tapered to protect her.
When the Rev. Rodrick Burton began a recent weekly Bible study via Zoom, he opened with prayer and a special announcement. He encouraged everyone on the call to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Saint Louis University, along with Loyola University Maryland and the University of San Francisco, will honor the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a virtual event at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, with Rev. Dr. Starsky D. Wilson, the president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund…
I have to admit to you that growing up as a child, I was nowhere near being a student of the Bible, even though I was surrounded by what I now know were the best kind of Christians. They were the love-filled, family-kind of Christians.
I wish this was original but it isn’t. Back when we could assemble in church, I was blessed to hear the pastor try to address the fears many of us might have going through these tough times with the economy and the uncertainty that permeates the world today.
They tell me that ignorance of the law is not supposed to be an excuse for breaking the law. So, if you ever find yourself in court, telling the judge you didn’t know there even was a law, that by itself, won’t get you off the hook.
Wilton Gregory has received his red hat and ring from Pope Francis, becoming the first Black American cardinal in the history of Catholicism.
A beautiful thing about being a Christian is understanding that wherever you go, your past goes with you. You are what you’ve done, as much as what you’ve done is seared into your being.
I have often thought, heard and to some degree concluded that Jesus was killed because He dared to stand up and speak truth to power. He and many of His followers, convicted by their beliefs, professed and preached that the ruling religious law of the day, although large and in charge, was c…
The Rev. Roy Hubbard has been called to serve as lead Pastor for New City Fellowship in south St. Louis. He was installed in that role on Nov. 8, at a service in Tower Grove Park.
Bishop Lawrence M. Wooten and a committee of Ecumenical Leadership Council members, recently met with Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski for a private luncheon at the St. Louis Archdiocese in Shrewsbury.