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The Scroll: A Documentary on African-American Ministers

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In a dynamic four-part series, The Scroll chronicles the faith journeys of prominent African-American pastors, ministers, and faith leaders. Read more

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Ashamed of the Gospel?

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Have you ever been ashamed to share the Gospel? Don’t be so quick to answer that question. In this article, Cornell Ngare offers a personal reflection on the difficulties – and opportunities – of evangelism. Read more

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The Brazen, Beautiful Humanity of Malala Yousafzai

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The Pakistani teen activist was ambushed and nearly killed by Taliban terrorists because of her stand for education and civil rights for girls and women. Her courage has inspired a new movement for justice. Read more

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Food for the Soul

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During this season of thanksgiving, gathering around the table for soul food reminds me of the profound African American story of which I’m a part — but also of how that story is tied to God’s greater story of redemption. Read more

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Meeting Dad in Bill Milliken’s Rearview Mirror

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How I became reacquainted with my late father through urban ministry pioneer Bill Milliken’s new memoir, ‘From the Rearview Mirror.’ Read more

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From Congo to Middle America

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Exiled thousands of miles from his family, African pastor Benjamin Kisoni finds purpose and hope in the U.S. by serving up soul food — and food for the soul. Read more

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Benjamin E. Mays: Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

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UrbanFaith talks to Dr. Randal M. Jelks about his new biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays, who Jelks describes as the “schoolmaster” of the Civil Rights Movement. Read more

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Allyson Felix Wins Long-Awaited Gold

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In what was U.S.A. Track & Field’s best night since 1992, Allyson Felix finally got her gold medal and all seven winning athletes expressed their gratitude to God. Read more

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Intentional Acts of Kindness

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How an enterprising Chicago youth pastor is turning “random acts of kindness” into a deliberate mission for transforming the lives of young people in the nation’s toughest neighborhoods. Read more

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Why Lolo Jones Is for Real

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In the wake of a news report suggesting she uses her virginity and beauty to lure undeserved attention, Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones must once again prove that the substance of her faith and hard work is greater than the hype. Read more

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