Urban Church Plant(ation)s

by Christena Cleveland “If you are preparing to do [urban ministry] and you’ve never had a non-white mentor, you are not an [urban minister], you are a colonialist.” – adapted from Soong-Chan Rah Last week I had the honor of meeting with a group of urban pastors who have devoted their lives to serving Buffalo, […]

Because Stones Can Speak

Doing justice to African American historic places by Andi Cumbo-Floyd In Charlottesville, Va., a small graveyard sits quietly amongst a grove of trees behind a two-story farmhouse. Here the bodies of at least six prominent African Americans lay at rest near the area they knew best—the Hydraulic Mills Neighborhood, a once thriving community of free […]