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"Writing the Vision @ The Speed of Life!"

Like the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times to know what the nation ought to do (I Chronicles 12:32); We, too, are Writing the Vision and Making it plain that they may run that read it (Habakkuk 2: 2 -4).


Artist Arise

by: Johnny Golden

01/10/2023

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Life, grand, sacred, dear, should not be dictated by the unyielding structure and strictures of science and mathematics; but rather, art is what life is and should be about. The freedom to be. Without apology or approval of carnal authority, but like the ever-spawning sea - giving, daring, unpredictable.

Forever the master of her fate, her  immeasurable depths too turbid to plumb, swirling beyond the latitudes and longitudes of her unknown, bottomless trenches.

But, ah, dear

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Starting the Year Off Right

by: Pastor Johnny Golden

01/03/2023

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1. Exercise more.2. Lose weight.3. Get organized.4. Learn a new skill or hobby.5. Live life to the fullest.6. Save more money / spend less money.7. Quit smoking.8. Spend more time with family and friends9. Travel More10. Read More.

There you have it; the Top 10 Most Common New Year's Resolutions. History says that less than half of us will keep the resolution active throughout the entire year. (Thatz the nice way of saying most of us just won't make it happen'. Ooh ouch!)

On

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Tonight, America Kneels

by: Pastor Johnny Golden

01/02/2023

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Tonight, as I and millions of other sports and football afficionados prepared to watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Cincinnati Bengals, there was a heightened sense of euphoria in the collective air.

Led by two extraordinary, gifted quarterbacks with the division championship at stake we were expecting to witness a 'classic'. The "I was there  when Team X won..." bumper stickers were already  inked up - we just needed to know the final score.

But there would be no final sco

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First Fruits Sunday 2023

by: Pastor Johnny Golden

01/02/2023

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With each wintry turn of the calendar, we here at the New Unity Baptist Church celebrate our First Fruits Sunday on the very first Sunday of the New Year. This year (2023) the Celebration also coincided with the First Day of the New Year and the end of the Kwanzaa Festival.

New Unity's First Fruits Celebration highlights and signifies many things in our church's calendar year. First and foremost, it is worship; the single greatest purpose of the church is that the people of

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Vote!

by: Johnny Golden

10/27/2022

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Holy Convocation 2022: Chosen! Royal! Holy! Peculiar!

by: Rev. Johnny Golden

09/01/2022

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Can there be any doubt that we are called to worship the Creator God and to celebrate the inherent divinity within each of us - humanity, the true apple of His eye. Further still, who among us does not honor the value and validation we receive from within our own respective domains?

To be recognized and acknowledged for an outstanding achievement, accommodation or accomplishment. Yes, It is purely natural to want to be lauded and applauded for a task “well done.”

This, dear

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Expanding the Cause of Love

by: Rev. Johnny N. Golden

07/11/2022

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“Love,” transcendent and transformative, just may be  the most over-used, misappropriated word in the entire English lexicon - and yet for many it is not practiced nearly enough.

Few prayers, it seems, now petition heaven for "our daily bread," no, for now we are  incessantly  bombarded with the heart-wrenching news of how the streets of the peerless nation are riddled with protests, uprisings, and violence. In the words of the Transformed Pilgrim of Harlem we now want to k

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"Celebrating Men Who Understood the Times::The Role The Road The Reasons"

by: Deacon Phillip M Randolph, Sr.

06/16/2022

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“Celebrating Men Who Understood the Times: The Role The Road The Reasons”

From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.”  I Chronicles 12:32 – (NLT/ New Living Translation)

This scripture speaks of the Mighty Men of Valor who saw the signs that the king at that time, Saul, was no longer favored by God because he reneged on a key requirement of

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Tomorrow May Be Too Late

by: Johnny Golden

05/25/2022

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I am NOT interested in your religious leader's "God's got a blessing in store for you" or any other "divine revelations" they claim to have received from "on high".ANY religious leader, of ANY faith, which does not see, acknowledge, and ACT on the fact that America is in deep trouble and openly acknowledge that the nation has drifted into an abyss of death, decadence and debauchery is NOT worthy of the of title nor of the sacred position entrusted to them.

Politicians are c

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Recognizing One In A Million

by: Pastor Johnny Golden

04/27/2022

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According to the latest U.S. census data there are 2.78 million Administrative Assistants throughout the nation.

Here at the New Unity Baptist Church, we have one of those tireless, selfless, dedicated workers amongst us. Her name, Deacon Tamera Randolph. Her value to our ever-evolving, ever-expanding  "equipping and empowering" ministry-organization is indispensable.

Of the 2.78 million persons working in one of these physically demanding, mentally taxing, emotionally stre

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The Slap Heard Around The World

by: Pastor Johnny Golden

03/29/2022

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The Slap Heard Around the World!

Lately, there’s been a surfeit of reports concerning a certain emotionally unbalanced actor slapping a comedian as an audience of the high positioned and the hoi polloi looked on.

 The viewership ratings spiked upwards, an almost 100% increase when the reports, tweets, IG’s and other smokey signals began to waft into the dank social media clapbackmosphere. The galleries looked on with glee and they wanted more.

 Memes of the blow began to pop

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Prophets Profit a Nation

by: Pastor Johnny "Masta Blasta" Golden

02/05/2022

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Today, as much as ever before we need to reawaken and revive the “Beloved Community” as did the prophets of yore. Not with the fiery bombast of an Amos, necessarily, but with the comforting yet piercing acuity and acuminate perspicacity of a Deutero-Isaiah.

The cities of our nation are in trouble; a smoldering cauldron of angst, anguish and anger simmers unattended on the cauldron of Jeremiad suffering and numbing misery. In the words of the late great Derrick Bell, activi

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FebruVision

by: Pastor Johnny "Masta Blasta" Golden

02/01/2022

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CAUTION! Shift Ahead.

by: Pastor Johnny "Masta Blasta" Golden

02/01/2022

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February: Our Month of Visioning

by: Pastor Johnny "Masta Blasta" Golden

02/01/2022

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In the 1922 classic The Wasteland, poet sublime, Thomas Stearns (T.S.) Eliot, says that “April is the cruelest month breeding lilacs out of the dead land.”

Part 1 of the ode begins with an image of spring rain soaking down into the dried roots of a lilac bush. The opening lines raise the central question of the poem: whether regeneration will, or even can, take place in the wasteland of the modern world.

Hesitantly, and yet quite certain that it will, I offer a haltering “Ye

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