Author Archives: Angie

Across the Tracks: a look at gentrification in Avondale

Three of our Beloveds were recently featured in this short documentary by UAB Media Students focusing on gentrification in our Avondale community. We hope you’ll watch and perhaps learn something new, or will have your own experiences to share. Please … Continue reading

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On shame

“If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection

Ernesto (student of Solentiname): “We pray to God for his name to be holy, and it’s up to us to make his name holy. We pray for his kingdom to come, and it up to us to build it. We … Continue reading

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On sacrifice

At 10 years old, a boy named Eliseo Medina left Mexico to join his father who was an immigrant farm worker in the San Joaquin Valley in California. When he was 12, Eliseo dropped out of school to join his … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection

“Spirituality without a prayer life is no spirituality at all, and it will not last beyond the first defeats. Prayer is an opening of the self so that the Word of God can break in and make us new. Prayer … Continue reading

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On joy

A tree crashed through the roof of my house and a tornado tore off the roof of the church I pastor on the same stormy night last month. God did that, I’m told. Or Satan did. Depends on who you … Continue reading

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On grace

Lent is said to be a time for introspection and laying bare the warped ways of our wayward souls; a time for laying our cards on the table, admitting at least to ourselves that we have stacked the deck, cheated … Continue reading

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Double Whammy: Storm knocks roof off pastor’s Avondale church – and off her house in Homewood

This article by Greg Garrison appeared on Al.com on February 22, 2014. The Rev. Angie Wright, pastor of Beloved Community Church (File) BIRMINGHAM,¬†Alabama¬†- The high winds that swept through Birmingham early Friday morning knocked the roof off the Beloved Community … Continue reading

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Children’s church at Beloved

Nugeen Aftab, a student at East Lakota High School in Liberty, Ohio, won the 11th grade art competition for this poster in the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest, sponsored by the Ohio Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection for Good Friday

If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved! Romans 10:9 Confessions I told a lie… And the nail was hammered more deeply into … Continue reading

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