church and faith

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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What Pastors Can Learn from Barbershops and Salons

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Barbershops and salons are not just about style, but about creating sacred spaces that allows people to be themselves. Find out what pastors can learn from these spaces. Read more

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Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity

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Natasha Robinson reviews Trillia Newbell’s debut book United: Capture by God’s Vision for Diversity. Read more

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Mama, There Goes That Man: 3 Lessons from the Mark Jackson Firing

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Mark Jackson’s tenure was shipwrecked in three areas, and anyone who wants to be successful–in sports and particularly ministry–should heed them. Read more

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Official Urges Churches to Confront Gang Problems

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Find out about the man who travels the country to encourage people of faith to fight crime, particularly gang violence, and his tips to embolden communities of faith. Read more

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How to Judge Your Pastor’s Daughter

By Ester Lou Weithers 

A real-life pastor’s daughter shares the four questions every congregant or curious person should ask before they judge their spiritual leader’s children. Read more

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Mary, a Model for Post-Resurrection Life

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Mary, the first person Christ appeared to, shows us how to move from personal relationship to public proclamation. Read more

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A Walk Toward Death

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As we reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus during the solemnness of Good Friday, let us remember what is on the other side of death… Read more

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Give Me Your Feet: A Maundy Thursday Reflection

By Claudia Love Mair 

A reflection on the rite of footwashing that Jesus initiated long ago with his disciples, a rite that accents many Maundy Thursday services in the Christian church. Read more

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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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