NBEA 2017 – A Glimpse:
Cush Cries Out! Christ Answers!
NBEA: A Lamp under a basket
A Testimony by Rev. Normal M. Dowe
When I attended The National Black Evangelical Association’s (NBEA’s) 54th National Convention in April, I discovered a lamp that is under a basket (Matt. 5:15). Years ago, I had heard that it existed but knew nothing about it. The convention’s theme, “Prayerful, Prophetic, Practical Intercession/Intervention for Communities in Crises” intrigued me. Black American communities are in a state of crisis from various trials. I believe that the only answer to the crisis is God. However, many African Americans, especially men and the young, have abandoned faith in God. Others, who still claim to be Christians have a personal theology that bears little resemblance to true Christianity. Holiness, faithfulness to the Word of God, and empowerment by the Spirit of God are not common topics in today’s Christian circles. I am Black, committed to the veracity of the Word of God, and baptized in the Holy Spirit. I have started to wonder, where are the Black, Biblical, and Spiritual brothers and sisters. More…
A Message From the President: Evangelical Blackness and Focus on Ministry to People of African Descent
The pervasive portrayal of conservative “Evangelicals” in the media’s coverage of the current political race for president demands that the National Black Evangelical Association reaffirm its cultural commitment and ministry to Black people. Without reservation, NBEA is pro-Black and pro-Christ, and pro-Cross of redemption of the world. Certainly, we are not whitenized evangelical Black believers. We welcome all, especially brothers and sisters of African descent, to understand our beliefs and vision by reading the article “Certified Black Evangelicals.”
Reflection on Black Lives
Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
Last night, two young Black Christian leaders from our community came to visit us. They joined a steady stream of young people who’ve come to our home in the last few years seeking answers. continue reading
Some Things I’ve Learned Along the Way
Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
Soon I’ll be seventy years old. It’s hard to fathom this, since I still feel twenty-five. When I was young, I lived for moments. Today, I’m living for time. continue reading
Circle of Protection
Dear Presidential Nominee Clinton and Presidential Nominee Trump: It is now apparent that you will stand as the [Republican/Democratic] Party’s candidate for election to the office of President of the United States. The calling to public service is a sacred vocation, continue reading
Urban Ministry Notes on the Recent Dallas Shooting
Rev. Joel Washington (Khunanpu Sangoma)
“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I cannot be silent.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam, April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, NYC, to Clergy & Laity Concerned About the Vietnam War continue reading
God can use our Suffering for His Greater Glory
Dr. Anne Bailey
These are troubling times but people of African descent have known great troubles. As the Negro spiritual goes, “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, Nobody knows my sorrow.” continue reading
Being Black and God’s Elect:
Pastor E. Stephen Roberts
God fulfills His plans for our particular generation of Christ’s Church the same way that He has done in the many generations of believers who have come continue reading