Monthly Archives: December 2015

Watch Night

I learned of Watch Nigh” at my historically black seminary (one of the many, many blessings I received by attending the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University). In the African American community, Watch Night services on … Continue reading

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When you are joyful,

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Have I forgotten anyone?

By Hugh Haynie, first published in the Louisville Courier-Journal on Dec. 24, 1961.

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A Christmas Eve sermon

Much like the shepherds during the first Christmas, people around the world had their attention turned toward the heavens 47 years ago tonight, when the astronauts of Apollo 8 delivered their famous Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit. In some … Continue reading

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A Savior in A Charlie Brown Christmas

We’ve all seen A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy award-winning TV program that has charmed audiences for 50 years. As Charlie Brown struggles with the commercialism of Christmas, Linus reminds him of what Christmas is all about. The Christian messages … Continue reading

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You are beautiful

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The eighth night of Hanukkah — tonight and 84 years ago

The eighth night of Hanukkah, 84 years ago: 84 years ago, hate, vitriol and racist lies were reaching a fever pitch, sweeping across the land of my ancestors. (http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/menorah-defies-nazi-flag/) We in the United States face unabashed fascism and shameless hate … Continue reading

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YOU can help refugees

About 10 years ago I saw Tony Campolo speak. His message included a suggestion of how we can help others. He cited the common bad idea that  “we can’t save them all.” But, he said, we could save one. A … Continue reading

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What kind of Christianity are they teaching at Liberty University?

The Lynchburg, Virginia school asserts on its website, “Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.” Speaking about the … Continue reading

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

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