It’s been a big week of commemorations this week. On Wednesday night we gathered to lament, pray, remember, and recommit to work for racial justice as we commemorated the Emanuel 9. On Friday was the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the longest running African American holiday. But what is Juneteenth? To be honest, I didn’t know until I was in graduate school. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1,… Read More

Our Hymn of the Day this morning entitled “Will You Come and Follow Me?” by composer John Bell holds a very special place in my heart. It was played at the service where I received my Master’s hood for my Master of Divinity Degree. It was the last time I danced with Amazing Grace, the liturgical dance ministry I co-founded with two other students at Wake Divinity two years prior. The words… Read More