Black History Month has taken up new meaning for me this year. In the past, I intellectually understood why we need to set aside time to remember, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of black people and culture in the United States. However, for most of my life, I thought Black History Month was really more for black people and their […]
Dr. Tod Bolsinger is Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation and Assistant Professor of Practice Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Bolsinger has authored three books, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives, Show Time: Living Down Hypocrisy by Living Out the Faith, and we will have a conversation around his third book Canoeing the Mountains: […]
John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years his blog “Stuff That Needs To Be Said” has reached a diverse worldwide audience. A 20-year veteran of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities. In 2017 he released his first book, A […]
Mark Charles is a national-speaker and writer regarding modern-day history. He leads his audiences to find the roots of social justice issues embedded deep in history. Mark gave a lecture called “The Heresy of Christendom and the Trauma of the Doctrine of Discovery” here in Charlottesville as part of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective‘s Cville2Jtown pilgrimage, October 6-13, 2018. In this video, Mark and I […]
The first anniversary of the August 12 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville is approaching. I want to reflect on that event and highlight what the faith communities in the Charlottesville area are doing since then to address racism in our community. The events of August 11 and 12 traumatized us. We are still feeling the aftermath of those two […]
The Rev. Dr. Jan Rivero, Pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, speaks to me about the upcoming Charlottesville to Jamestown (Cville2Jtown) Pilgrimage on October 6-20, 2018. The Rev. Rivero is a member of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. She talks about how the Cville2Jtown pilgrimage vision was birthed, what it is about, and how people can join and participate.