Tag: black history month

What’s a Kingdom Response to the Refugee Situation, Racism, and Politics?

What’s a Kingdom Response to the Refugee Situation, Racism, and Politics?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? [photo: alamy]  In light of recent events and in honor of Black History Month, VJN has brought together some resources to help you navigate this season of remarkable political divisiveness with a […]

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Black History Month: “Me and the New Jim Crow”

In honor of Black History Month, VJN invited Ramon Mayo to review Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow. Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, is a tour de force in exposing a clear injustice in our society. It is a clear injustice that […]

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NURTURING RECONCILIATION: BHM – The Devil Does Business at the Crossroads

There is a postscript to the myth that at the crossroads where blues-legend Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil, it is this: Robert all ready possessed the sound that caused the strings on his guitar to vibrate, hum, and sing with a sound […]

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NURTURING RECONCILIATION: BHM – We Need A Civil Reconciliation Movement

VJN invited Michael Raburn to share his thoughts on the film Selma and the Civil Rights Movement. I saw the film Selma recently (and I highly recommend seeing it). It stirred up a lot of thoughts and feelings and predominant among them was how much has changed and […]

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NURTURING RECONCILIATION: BHM – Galatians, the Gospel and Celebrating Black History Month

This week, VJN invited Steve Schenk, church planter of Vineyard City Church/Buffalo to reflect on Black History Month. Why would a White man write an article celebrating Black History? Thats a fair question, but I think the answer is obvious enough.  A better question, however, is […]

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