In mankind’s infancy such guidance often came from the foot or hoof prints of man and beast having gone before, graduating to maps of various kinds to present day modern technology. As man continues to progress physically, intellectually and scientifically such methods continue to provide more scientific results. Continue reading Behold your signs of guidance . . .
We are living in a time of flux. In the last 12 months alone we, the USA, have been forced to confront a range of moral challenges including issues of racism, police violence, mass incarceration, immigration, LGBT rights and rape culture. There is a lot happening. And the stakes – people’s very lives – are high. As someone who engages in online community building, this has been an incredible moment to witness. People are sharing their stories. Occasionally those stories are breaking through our public consciousness and leading to meaningful change. It is an extraordinary thing to behold. Continue reading Changing our hearts to change the world
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Rev Dwight Steele, pastor, hosted the 149th Annual Session of the Valley Baptist Association (VBA) and the 90th Annual Session of the Women’s Auxiliary (WAVBA) July 5-10.
The two-tiered plenary session involved a host of activities and featured an extensive lineup of several of the areas most dynamic pastors who delivered strong and uplifting presentations. Choirs from many of the valley’s Baptist churches also accentuated the event. Continue reading Conference unites Valley Baptists
Norman Jordan, founder and director emeritus of the African American Arts and Heritage Academy (AAAHA) located on the campus at West Virginia University, died on June 27, 2015. A celebration of his life was hosted by his family on Saturday, July 11, in the Gov. Hewlett C. Smith Theater at the Tamarack Arts and Crafts Center in Beckley, WV. Continue reading Norman Jordan, AAAHA Founder/Director, Dies
The Henry Street Blues Band will be participating and competing against 7 other Blues Bands on Saturday, July 18 at the 10th Annual Blue Ridge Band and BBQ Festival. The event starts at 12 noon in Elmwood Park, Downtown Roanoke. Continue reading Band Competition