church and faith

Police Chief to Black Churches: ‘We Can’t Do this Without You Guys’

By Adelle Banks 

Churches have offered themselves up as trusted go-betweens for the police and angry residents, particularly in black communities in light of simmering racial tensions. Read more

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A Tribute to Andrae Crouch, the Father of Modern Gospel

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In the wake of the gospel legend’s death we are sharing our favorite songs from him as a tribute. Join us by sharing yours along with your condolences to the family. Read more

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Can You Question the Virgin Birth and Still Be a Christian?

By Kimberly Winston 

For some it’s a stumbling block to faith, for others its no hurdle at all. How literally are we to take the concept of the Virgin Birth? Read more

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Seminary Shows What Theology Looks Like in Protest

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Students at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University organized a die-in on campus that became a bodily articulation of what theology looks like in protest. Read more

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Ferguson: Between Jesus and Barabbas

By Drew Elizarde-Miller 

As the spotlight is on Ferguson and many await the grand jury’s decision on Darren Wilson, we, the crowd, must recognize our responsibility and the power we possess. Read more

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10 Quotes from Myles Munroe on Personal Growth and Relationships

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The late Dr. Myles Munroe had a vibrant ministry that encouraged many, here are just a few of our favorite quotes from him. Read more

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Video: Church Kid Halloween

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Playmaker Kev on Stage perfectly captures a church kid’s thoughts on celebrating Halloween as the set apart. Read more

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Jesus in the Black Christian Imagination, Pt. 2

By Jason Oliver Evans 

Part two examines the work of black women scholars who identify Christ as suffering alongside black women and calls black Christians to contend with classical Christology. Read more

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Jesus Christ in the Black Christian Imagination, Pt. 1

By Jason Oliver Evans 

Part one of this series examines the early representations of Jesus from Eurocentric artistic renderings to the first black theologians to posit Jesus’ cultural blackness. Read more

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Jim Wallis on Ferguson: Repentance Has Not Happened There Yet

By Lilly Fowler 

Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners, talks about how faith plays a role in his decision to come to St. Louis and how his past involvement in the civil rights era compares to today. Read more

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