The uncertainty of this current crisis combined with our polarized culture has led us to this moment when pastors face one of the most contested decisions in the life of their church. One that will be weighed and measured for years to come regardless of
Kneeling, in most of the world’s religions, is an act of worship and veneration for a deity or its mythic representatives. On Monday (May 25) in Minneapolis, a white police officer kneeled on the neck of a black man named George Floyd, who was already
When Traci Blackmon, the senior pastor for a predominantly black church in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, is finally able to open the doors for service again, one of her main concerns is the collective sorrow her congregation will experience.
While the coronavirus is an equal opportunity killer, the poor and people of color are disproportionately suffering and dying from COVID-19. These communities were least prepared to respond to the virus for reasons rooted in racism and inequality.
Services may look different until the COVID-19 threat lessens, but with cities reopening across the country, there are steps your church can take to make a smooth transition back into live, in-person services.
Experts recently discussed three questions that church leaders need to be asking before making the decision to reopen their facilities: considering government restrictions, connecting without putting people at risk, and reflecting on their own leadership formation.
COVID-19 is killing black Americans with horrifying precision. Black Americans get the disease at a higher rate than white people do. When you account for age, black mortality is 3.57 times white mortality. Outrage is warranted. But outrage unaccompanied by analysis is a danger in