Articles by DeVona Alleyne

Kirk Cameron’s ‘Unnatural’ Controversy

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The born-again actor set off a media firestorm when he condemned homosexuality during an interview on CNN. When it comes to public debates about moral behavior, are Christians called to focus on issues or people? Read more

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When Pastors Become Kings

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What the Eddie Long saga teaches us about the dangers of authoritarian pulpits and the lack of pastoral accountability in black churches. Read more

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At Stellars, Trend Meets Tradition

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The 27th Annual Stellar Awards brought together old and new artists, while hinting at a promising future for the gospel music industry. Read more

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America’s Choir

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Fresh off his victory in Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound choir competition, Salvation and Deliverance choirmaster Kristian Herring chatted with us about winning the contest and why worship is always the priority for his choir. Read more

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Halloween and the Holy Ghost

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Is it a foolish glorification of all things wicked and evil, or just a fun holiday that celebrates the adrenaline rush of being scared and collecting tons of candy? Is there a right choice for Christians? Read more

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What Real Persecution Looks Like

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Sometimes we think of ourselves as martyrs because of the minor adversities that we face as Christians. Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian pastor arrested and sentenced to death because of his faith, understands real persecution. Read more

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Change We Didn’t Expect

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President Obama’s supporters are wondering when, if ever, he’ll show some moxie and confront his Republican opponents. But perhaps Obama’s less-noisy brand of leadership is exactly what the nation needs to witness.
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Is That Hair Killing You?

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According to the U.S. Surgeon General, some women are jeopardizing their health in order to protect their hairstyles. Read more

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Man of God, But Still a Man

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The tragic death of Pastor Zachery Tims reminds us that even our most gifted and passionate Christian leaders are imperfect human beings. Read more

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