And Are We Yet Alive?: Valerie Gary Bell and the Importance of Church Aunties

“And are we yet alive,

And see each other’s face?

Glory and praise to Jesus give,

For His redeeming grace.”

Each year during Annual Conference season, these words echo through the sacred space during the opening worship service. Whether from the piercing melodies of ornate pipe organs in urban cathedrals…

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Rev. Melech E. M. Thomas

Rev. Melech E. M. Thomas is a pastor, an activist, and a public thinker devoted to the idea that love is the center of revolution.