Author: Katelin H

Guidelines for a Constructive Church

In honor of MLK today, enjoy this speech he delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church on June 5, 1966. Like so many of his words, this address feels every bit as prescient today as it did then. The full transcript and a recording can be found here I would like to preach from the subject: "Guidelines for a Constructive Church." Over the last several weeks now, we've been reading a good deal in our newspapers about guidelines. Now this word has been applied basically to the public school systems across our nation, particularly in the South. [...]

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Be the Light

Sometimes it feels like everything is just awful. Like things just can't get any worse.All around, we see division, anger, hatred. So much brokenness. So much injustice.Yet the Church has an opportunity in this moment. We have a chance to cast a vision...

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Rise Up…and Build!

The following is adapted from a brief address given at the 2017 All People Conference in Columbus, OH. The theme for the event was based on Nehemiah 2:18--"Rise Up...and Build!"UM Church for All People (C4AP) grew out of the relationship...

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Local Elections: Vote!

Tuesday is another election day.Are you registered? Do you know your polling place?I've always made it a point to vote in all elections, local and national, that were available to me, just on basic stubborn principle.

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Friday Fruit (11/3/17)

'ImageOn Fridays, BTSF offers links to other discussions about race & Christianity. It's an opportunity for you to read other perspectives, and for me to give props to the many voices leading the way...

Weekly Round Up:
These are some of BTSF's links of interest this week. What are yours?
Feel free to contribute your own links in the comments section, or submit items you feel should be included during the week. Self-promotion is encouraged.

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