Religion

Cleanin’ Up Christmas

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We are meticulous in repainting the Christmas narrative to make it look beautiful to the world, but do we miss out on the significance of humble beginnings when we do this? Read more

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Shaped by Methodists, Mandela Paid Tribute to the Role of Religion

By Fredrick Nzwili 

Nelson Mandela was educated, first at Clarkebury and then at Healdtown, Methodist boarding schools that provided a Christian liberal arts education. Read more

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Suzan Johnson Cook to Resign as Religious Freedom Ambassador

By Lauren Markoe 

Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is resigning after 17 months on the job, according to two sources familiar with her office. Read more

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Pulpits, Pimps, and Progress: A Lament

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There’s been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. A lament from a brother concerned about church perspectives. Read more

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Shai Linne’s “Fal$e” Positives

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The Christian rapper caused a stir by naming names in his quest to combat heresy. Here’s why that could backfire. Read more

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Rethinking Sacrifice

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Through the lens of the cross, Rev. Toby Sanders invites us to reimagine what a healthy notion of sacrifice would mean for our vocations and our communities Read more

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Lessons from an Anthem

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Chris Broussard, ESPN analyst and president of the K.I.N.G. movement, explores the contemporary relevance of Lift Every Voice and Sing. Read more

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Porn In The Pews

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Pornography is a widespread yet overlooked problem in black churches. To address it fruitfully, our response needs to recognize that sex addiction is both a sin and a disease needing proper treatment. Read more

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Gospel Throwback: Andrae Crouch, “Perfect Peace”

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Part three of The Gospel Throwback, a three-part series examining the emergence of contemporary Gospel music. Read more

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Interview on the Breaking the Silence Campaign

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A conversation with Jamye Wooten about Breaking the Silence, a campaign designed to connect black churches to grassroots movements for social change in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

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