Today we honor and give thanks to our Veterans, who marched into danger so that we may have peace: Thank you for defending our right to worship (First Amendment, U.S. Constitution). Thank you for fighting to preserve our God-given right to be free (Galatians 5:1). Thank you for protecting our ability to live in His purpose […]
About Karen Lascaris
Artist, author, designer Karen Lascaris is the author of "In Our Own Image: Treasured African American Traditions, Journeys, and Icons" (Running Press, PA, 2001).
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The remaining two of three Americans who were recently imprisoned by the North Korean government arrived back on American soil on Saturday. Jeffrey E. Fowle, Kenneth Bae, and Matthew Miller were all unexpectedly released after serving time in government labor camps on separate incidents, convicted of committing “anti-government activities” against the North Korean government. President […]
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake had the West Angeles congregation on their feet in thunderous praise and worship on Sunday with his sermon titled “Long Enough.” In it, he shared with us the story of the Israelites in the book of Deuteronomy, who had been in the wilderness for 40 years. But when God communicated […]
The history of people of African descent in America is inextricably linked to the Christian church. The Civil Rights Movement owes its strength to the African American church, the leadership of which was paramount in forging a legacy of justice and equality for African Americans in the United States. Education has always played a key […]
West Angeles was blessed once again to have Bishop Darrell Hines deliver the Word, this time for the annual Mens’ Day celebration on Sunday, October 19. Bishop Hines is pastor of Christian Faith Fellowship in Milwaukee, WI, and heads the Brotherhood Organization of the Church of God In Christ worldwide. Bishop Charles E. Blake made […]
West Angeles is regarded as one of the greatest churches in the country, but it’s also known for its educational ministry. Every day, new developments in our society and around the world can inspire us to think more deeply about our beliefs, or even to question the daily decisions we make. Many of the issues which […]
There couldn’t be a better time for renewed focus on strengthening and celebrating the Christian family. A whopping 78 percent of Americans identify as Christian, and after decades of unparalleled trials, triumphs and tests, we now know that regaining our stride as a community and a nation requires a reaffirmation of our faith and our beliefs. […]
Marriages, especially in today’s world, are subject to many challenges. Our society seems to offer more hindrances to true love and lasting fidelity than it does support. Add the role of parent to the equation – of not one, but three African American young men – and you might expect an especially challenging situation. Married for 34 years, Elder […]
It’s “Back-to-School Season”: that time of year when youth and young adults around the world say “good-bye” to Summer fun and freedom, and go back to the structure and routine of school. Senior year symbolically marks the end childhood and the beginning of adulthood: and for many, life on your own in college. I still […]
“The brevity of life and the inevitability of death should cause men to pursue noble and worthwhile goals.” – Bishop Charles E. Blake As women, we sometimes have a tough time balancing our different roles on a daily basis: wife, mother, career woman, daughter, sister, and friend. Adding to the list can start to unravel our already […]
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