Remembering What We’d Rather Forget

Who living among us today will be celebrated during Black History Month years from now? I hope Bryan Stevenson will be one of them. A lawyer from Alabama, Mr. Stevenson is having an influence across the nation and right here in Joplin. I was first made aware of Mr. Stevenson when I watched his Ted 

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2016 Race & Restoration Summit – Featured Speaker

Meet Victor Knowles Victor Knowles is founder and president of POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries), founded in Joplin, MO in 1992. POEM ‘s purpose is to challenge those who share the same religious heritage in the Restoration Movement to recognize one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, and to reach out to all who believe on 

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What I Hope to Get Out of the Race & Restoration Summit

The following post was written by Rob Daniels, Executive Pastor of Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois and one of the thought leaders behind the creation of the Race and Restoration Summit.  Interestingly, while the communities (and places like my home church, Deer Creek Christian Church) where I was raised were very racially and economically diverse, 

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George Philip Bowser: A Profile in Black Restoration History

February is Black History Month, so today we put the spotlight on an early black leader in the history of the Restoration Movement: George Philip Bowser. Born on February 17th, 1874, in Maury, Tennessee, George Philip Bowser (1874-1950), was a brilliant and courageous preacher, teacher, publisher and school-planter.  Bowser’s father was killed when Bowser was 

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Samuel Robert Cassius: A Profile in Black Restoration History

February is Black History Month, so today the spotlight is on one of my favorite early black leaders in the history of the Restoration Movement: Samuel Robert Cassius. Samuel Robert Cassius was born in Virginia in 1853.  He was conceived when his mother Jane was raped by her white slave owner, James W. F. Macrae, 

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The Story of Black History Month

Dream of Destiny is honored to have Dominique Gilliard serve as our guest blogger today. Dominique serves on the pastoral staff at New Hope Covenant Church, in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California. This was first posted on his own blog, and we appreciate Dominique giving us permission to post “The Story of Black History Month” 

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