Perspectives

7 Misconceptions About People Who Go to Seminary

There are many misconceptions about people who go to seminary and Bible schools, here are a few, explained and debunked. Read more

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Mama, There Goes That Man: 3 Lessons from the Mark Jackson Firing

Mark Jackson’s tenure was shipwrecked in three areas, and anyone who wants to be successful–in sports and particularly ministry–should heed them. Read more

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Donald Sterling and the Missing Nigerian Girls: Distraction in the Midst of Danger?

This weekend’s news about Sterling distracted a nation and while it has some significant implications it took our attention away from those in immediate danger. Read more

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How Donald Sterling and TMZ Hijacked the NBA Playoffs

Donald Sterling’s racist remarks are nothing new but they have become news. What’s so different now and what should the result of the dustup be? Read more

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Arts & Entertainment

Ray Rice: Domestic Abuse, Weed, and the NFL “Standard”

The Ravens termination and NFL suspension of Ray Rice reveals a double standard regarding athlete infractions and is forcing fans to think deeply about supporting players and teams. Read more

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Jackie Robinson West: A Beacon of Light for Southside Chicago

Growing from their city's violent reputation to world sports victors. Read more

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Mo’ne Davis Pitching Inspiration

This thirteen-year-old is one of 18 girls that have played in the Little League World Series and is set to break records. Read more

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Daily Direction

Urban Faith's Dr. Melvin BanksDaily Direction featuring Dr. Melvin Banks, is the two-minute daily radio program  based on the themes found in UMI's annual commentary Precepts for Living. To find a radio station near you that airs Daily Direction click here. Miss a Daily Direction? Click here to view all.

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When some people are delusional, they falsely believe they’re God or are supernatural. Other delusional people falsely think somebody is persecuting them, cheating them, knows their thoughts; or they may believe insects, lice, or worms are living inside of them. But if and when they ever recover from their delusion —when they heal, they become content. That is what Jeremiah said would eventually happen to the people of Israel. He saw the day when his people would abandon their false beliefs and embrace the truth that leads to peace and joy. Here’s how the prophet Jeremiah described dialogue between God and his once deluded people in that day: (Jeremiah Chapter 3) God says, “You have been like a faithless wife who leaves her husband. …You chose crooked paths and forgot the Lord your God.” Yet despite that, God says to his deluded wayward children, “Come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.” His people will finally say, “Yes, we’re coming, for you are the Lord our God. Our worship of idols on the hills and our religious orgies on the mountains are a delusion.” The people finally realized they had been deluded and were looking for joy and success in the wrong way and in the wrong places. At last they realized what St. Augustine said later: “You, O Lord, have made us for yourself and our spirits are restless until they find rest in You.”

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