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Preachers of Detroit’s Atypical White Pastor

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Pastor Timothy Alden is not the first white pastor in the Oxygen Preachers franchise, but he is holding his own as one adopted and influenced by a black family in Detroit. Read more

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Testifyin’ or Signifyin’?: Analyzing Choir Use at the Grammys, Pt. 2

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Black choirs abound at the Grammy Awards, but not every choir appearance carries the same meaning. Is your choir appearance takin’ it to church, or is it fakin’ the funk? Read more

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Testifyin’ or Signifyin’?: Analyzing Choir Use at the Grammys, Pt. 1

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Black choirs abound at the Grammy Awards, but not every choir appearance carries the same meaning. Is your choir appearance takin’ it to church, or is it fakin’ the funk? Read more

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‘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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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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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

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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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The Selma Movie Trailer

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Watch the trailer for the Ava Duvernay directed film about the historic voting rights marches. Read more

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Ray Rice: Domestic Abuse, Weed, and the NFL “Standard”

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The Ravens termination and NFL suspension of Ray Rice reveals a double standard regarding athlete infractions and is forcing fans to think deeply about supporting players and teams. Read more

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