church and faith

What Gethsemane Teaches Us About Suffering

By By James Martin 

Jesus said to his own friends in Gethsemane, “I am deeply grieved, even to death.” These are not the words of a person who is hiding his feelings. Read more

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We Shall Overcome? When? The Unpreached Modern-Day Slavery

By Ify Ike 

Human trafficking is not just an international or an other issue, it is happening in and to the black community and it’s time for the black church to stand up. Read more

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Can the Church Get ‘Turnt’ Up? On the Hymns & Hip Hop Conference

By DeAnna Daniels 

The Hymns & Hip Hop Conference at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta showed that the church can be both sold out for God and turnt up for hip hop. 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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Isn’t Lent Depressing?

By Dr. Monica A. Coleman 

Dr. Monica Coleman explores how someone who lives with depression can actually like such a depressing time of the church year. Read more

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No Mercy, No Justice: Recovering the Bond of Justice to Mercy

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We often shout “No Justice, No Peace” but we should also cry “Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy” to let a fuller vision of justice and mercy burst forth. Read more

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The Faith of Our Fathers: Reclaiming the (North African) Church Fathers

By Jason O. Evans 

Many African-Americans, don’t realize that some of the most influential theologians originated from northern Africa. Find out who they are and how they have influenced Christianity as we know it. Read more

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Churchy Fallacies Are Drivin’ Me ‘Crae

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Lecrae is being attacked for his recent secular appearances. But the problem runs much deeper than one rapper-who’s-a-Christian. Read more

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‘Dear Martin’: Bishop’s Letters to MLK Trace the Highs and Lows in Race Relations

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For decades, United Methodist Bishop Woodie White has been writing letters to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., bringing the slain civil rights activist up to date on the latest strides in race relations and some of the remaining challenges that arise each year. By Adelle M. Banks. Read more

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Revolution Revisited: A Review of Ed Gilbreath’s “Birmingham Revolution”

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If you think you know what Birmingham, King, and the Letter From a Birmingham Jail were all about, think again. Edward Gilbreath’s new book will open your eyes to see a true revolution in the making and a revolutionary who was more than a dreamer. Read more

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