Life & Culture

‘Revival: The Experience’ Brings An All-Black Cast to a Big Screen Biblical Story

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The musical retelling of the Gospel of John features a star-studded all black cast and looks like a much needed reprieve from white-washed biblical narratives. Read more

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Ralph Abernathy: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Overlooked ‘Civil Rights Twin’

By Adelle Banks 

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy Jr. is shown sharing a jail cell with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the new movie “Selma.” Learn more about King’s civil rights colleague. 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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Unbroken Suffers from Too Much Suffering

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Angelina Jolie’s by-the-book biopic bites off a little more than it can chew yet it is still worth the watch. Read more

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Is this Kwanzaa’s Moment?

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Could it be that the principles of Kwanzaa are more relevant now than ever as we struggle against renewed assaults on our very value, freedom, and right to exist? Read more

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Christian Movies: So Close, & Yet So Far

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Faith-based cinema has encouraging signs, but there’s a tension between evangelistic messaging and quality art, embodied by what we mean when we say “Christian movie.” Read more

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Remembering Ana: Sandy Hook, Two Years Later

By Jimmy Greene 

A father’s tribute to the miracle of his daughter’s life amidst the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Read more

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The Man Behind “Annie”

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Feature film producer DeVon Franklin spoke to Urban Faith about his upcoming “Annie” remake, the power of a good story, and the secret to his success in Hollywood. Read more

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How to Practice Dietary Restraint During the Holidays

By Renee Simpson 

The next month and a half will be filled with food, here’s a little guidance to keep the holiday spread on the table and off of you. Read more

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On Adoption: A Personal Reflection & Public Encouragement

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In honor of National Adoption Month, UrbanFaith.com editor Nicole Symmonds shares her adoption story and offers advice on how to embrace adopted people. Read more

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