church and faith

Remembering “The Pulpit King”

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The passion, eloquence, and faith of Gardner C. Taylor, a legend among preachers, will always be remembered. Read more

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#blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘A.D.’ series​

By Adelle M. Banks and Kevin Eckstrom 

“A.D. The Bible Continues,” has a more multicultural cast than its predecessor “The Bible,” and a black publishing house will help viewers connect the holy book to Africa. Read more

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From Trauma to Hope: How One Initiative Is Transforming Prisons

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For so many, prison is a place of trauma, of retribution, that only adds to a lifetime of hurt. But what if prisons were a place of redemption, a place of hope? Read more

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Lent and the Least of These

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During this season of private devotion, it’s also important to ask ourselves, ‘What kind of Christians is God calling us to be in public?’ Read more

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It’s Lent, Shhh…Don’t Tell Anyone

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It’s time to stop talking about what we are giving up for Lent–or judging those who do–and start pressing into Lent quietly and in expectation of God’s reward. Read more

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Real Talk, For a Change

By Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts 

We’ve all heard of ‘Christianese’ but do we ever think about the damage it does not only to ourselves but our community? One writer analyses the epidemic and offers some solutions. Read more

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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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Avoid Being Overrated, Part 2: An Interview with Eugene Cho

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The Seattle-based pastor and author talks about specialization in church ministries, justice and reconciliation, and a few of his favorite things. Read more

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Avoid Being Overrated: An Interview with Eugene Cho

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A new book from the Seattle pastor is a reflection on activism, narcissism, and humility in the social media generation. Here’s the first of a two-part conversation. Read more

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