Culture, Spirituality

Who Do You Think You Are?

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Reflective Essay Have you watched, “Who Do You Think Are”? It was initially broadcast on ABC, but now airs on TLC. Viewers watch celebrities learn revelations about their ancestry. In this episode, actress Rachel McAdams and her sister learn about their family tree. It’s an interesting subject, what we call identity… Read More Who Do You Think You Are?

Church, Church Membership, Culture, Leadership

Now Accepting Applications for New Members

   Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Commentary Is it acceptable for churches to set parameters on what individuals can join their congregations?  I have applied for jobs, loans, credit cards, scholarships but never have I applied to be a member of a church congregation. And I have never worshipped at a church where it was required… Read More Now Accepting Applications for New Members

African-American, Church, Commentary, Culture

This Seat Is Taken

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Commentary I witnessed something many years ago that continues to stay with me. I’ll likely always remember it because it was an incredibly appalling experience. The year was 2002, and the event was a Black History celebration at the Memphis church where I worshipped. The church’s annual event never… Read More This Seat Is Taken

General

The Harvest Magazine Is Here!

Whether you stumbled here unintentionally or you were directed here, welcome, welcome, welcome! This new blog is a content companion to the forthcoming The Harvest Magazine, which will be launching soon. The Harvest blog is a forum for spirituality, religion, culture, and the Church. We’ll write about how all or some of these themes intersect,… Read More The Harvest Magazine Is Here!