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From Ferguson to Baltimore, Black America’s Faith Is Tested

By Adelle M. Banks 

A Q&A with Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, author of the new book “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.” Read more

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10 Reasons I’m Glad I was a Virgin When I Married

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One man shares why he’s happy he maintained abstinence until marriage in hopes encouraging young people to think carefully about sex and inspire those remaining abstinent until marriage. Read more

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On Baltimore, Righteous Indignation, and Responsibility

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A reflection on the current situation in Baltimore with practical steps that people in and outside of the city can take to help. Read more

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Real Talk, For a Change

By Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts 

We’ve all heard of ‘Christianese’ but do we ever think about the damage it does not only to ourselves but our community? One writer analyses the epidemic and offers some solutions. Read more

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The Roof is on Fire: Dismantling the Juvenile Justice System

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A conversation With Nell Bernstein, journalist and author of Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison Read more

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Black Christian Women Now: Where Do We Stand?

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An introduction to a multimedia series exploring the intersection of faith and lived experience for black Christian women. Read more

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7 Misconceptions About People Who Go to Seminary

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There are many misconceptions about people who go to seminary and Bible schools, here are a few, explained and debunked. 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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Donald Sterling and the Missing Nigerian Girls: Distraction in the Midst of Danger?

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This weekend’s news about Sterling distracted a nation and while it has some significant implications it took our attention away from those in immediate danger. Read more

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How Donald Sterling and TMZ Hijacked the NBA Playoffs

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Donald Sterling’s racist remarks are nothing new but they have become news. What’s so different now and what should the result of the dustup be? Read more

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