church and faith

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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Navigating Missional Work as the Lone Person of Color

By Margot Starbuck 

Word Made Flesh Global Executive Director Leroy Barber talks about his new book and the challenges of sometimes being the only person of color in missional ministries. Read more

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Doing Apologetics from an Urban Perspective

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UrbanFaith talks with Chris Brooks about his book, “Urban Apologetics,” the significance of apologetics for evangelism, and some of the unlikely voices in apologetics. Read more

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The #WhyIStayed Tweets Pastors Need to See

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#WhyIStayed and #WhenILeft are offering insight and firsthand accounts of domestic violence but they are also revealing the church’s negligence on the issue. Read more

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On Mike Brown in Church: The Importance of Sitting in Lament

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With the almost weekly murder of young black men, it is more important than ever to lean into lament over jumping and shouting in corporate worship. Read more

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A Rising Voice of Reconciliation in the Evangelical Community

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Trillia Newbell, author of United: Captured By God’s Vision for Diversity talks with UrbanFaith.com about how she got her start in ministry, the issues she’s passionate about, and more. Read more

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How One Man is Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Technology

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Jason Caston is taking the lead on AT&T’s Inspired Mobility campaign to help churches and congregants connect. Read more

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Let the Church Click “Amen”

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So many people participate in forms of online community much more than they do in their church community. What are today’s churches missing? Read more

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