Author Archives: Joy Dyer

Daylight Saving Time and How Light Illuminates the Bible

Across most parts of the country, this month marks our return to daylight saving time, our annual adjusting of our clocks one hour forward. Originally invented to conserve energy use, it is the traditional exchange of giving up an hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of daylight in the evening. Those long summer […]

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#BlackHistoryMonth: 3 Lessons in Racial Justice From Unsung Black Bible Heroes

We hear countless examples of Black heroes saving the day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and W.E.B. Du Bois, to name a few. But what about the Black heroes of the Bible who have gone unnoticed? This might come as a surprise to some, but the Bible is a multicultural, multiethnic book. Black religious leader Richard Allen put […]

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How to Move Forward in 2021: Keep Your F.A.I.T.H. in Focus

We made it to the other side of the year that changed the world. 2020; an incomparable season of disarming loss, accelerated change, civil unrest, and compressed uncertainty. For some of us, standing here today is our testimony alone.   As we enter into 2021, wondering where year two of the pandemic will take us, […]

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