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Alan P. Sherouse
Alan Sherouse is the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC. He is a Baptist affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists. An alum of Vanderbilt University (MA) and Wake Forest University Divinity School (MDiv), he also teaches adjunctly at WFUDS. Alan lives in Greensboro with his spouse, Jenny, and their 3 children.

Entries by Alan P. Sherouse

It Started With a Kiss

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 3:40 PM

"It all started with a kiss." That's how Brenda Lee Graham describes the brutality and racism that dramatically altered the lives of her brother, James Hanover Thompson, and his boyhood friend, David Simpson, in a tragic and often forgotten moment in North Carolina history.

In 1958 in...

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I Need a Hero Mom

(2) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 11:52 AM

Toya Graham has become a national symbol. But what does she symbolize?

The moment her first slaps landed on the shoulders and face of her son, Michael Singleton, the adulation began. It has only swelled over the course of the last few days, with praise and interview requests increasing...

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The Problem With Broken Taillights

(5) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 10:48 PM

As I write, I'm drinking lukewarm coffee and watching daytime television. Confined to the waiting room of a local auto shop, I'm waiting to have a taillight fixed.

The broken taillight had slipped my mind for weeks -- maybe even months -- steadily creeping down my to-do list in...

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"Surely Not Me": The Death of Jesus and Corporate Sin

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 3:50 PM

Last night, Jesus once again gathered with his disciples, washed our feet and called us to love, and then shared the unthinkable news that he would be handed over by one of his own. No sooner did the words come from his mouth than the finger pointing and seat shifting...

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Quoting King

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:10 AM

A host of activities filled the calendar on Martin Luther King Day. Community service projects, downtown parades, clergy breakfasts, and ecumenical worship services were all on the slate to honor Dr. King's legacy and celebrate the 86th anniversary of his birth.

Along with these established traditions, many of us...

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Holiday Interrupted

(1) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 9:56 PM

I've been busy with the holidays since last week.

When the grand jury's decision in Ferguson was announced, I was picking up extended family from the airport.

When a local action took place in my city the next day, I was gathered at my church for our annual Thanksgiving meal...

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A Prayer for Peace

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 4:59 PM

In his recent lament over the Trayvon Martin tragedy, evangelical leader Jim Wallis implored: "If there ever was a time that demonstrated why racially and culturally diverse congregations are needed -- that time is now."

For the past four-and-a-half years, I have served as Pastor of one...

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Baptists Who Love: Questions of Identity Dominate CBF's 20th Anniversary Assembly

(4) Comments | Posted June 27, 2011 | 3:54 PM

How does a movement that began in reaction live into a proactive future?

It's a persistent question facing the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship 20 years after its inception. Last week CBF gathered in Tampa to commemorate and celebrate, while looking ahead with hope. The meeting took the theme, "God's mission,...

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