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Why I Hate The Term First Lady/Gentleman

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In adopting the term First Lady or First Gentleman, the Black church may be in danger of creating a hierarchical structure that is unbiblical. Read more

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How the Church Failed Christopher Dorner

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The ex-cop vigilante released a manifesto detailing a litany of misdeeds suffered. But he missed an obvious target – the church. Read more

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Inauguration Prayers, Black History, and the Homosexual Agenda

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Myrile Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil rights icon, was set to share bookended inauguration prayers with Pastor Louie Giglio until Giglio decided to withdraw from the ceremony. Has a potentially historic African American event been usurped by the gay rights agenda? Read more

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My Two and a Half Cents: An Open Letter to Angus T. Jones

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Now that a little time has past since the young ‘Two and a Half Men’ star’s condemnation of his CBS show, here’s some advice for living out your faith even when you’re in the cast of a ‘filthy’ sitcom. Read more

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Undoing the Damage of Sunday Morning Segregation

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A compelling new history of Southern Presbyterian churches reveals the challenge of moving on from American Christianity’s cultural captivity to racism and patriarchal idolatry. Read more

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Jesse Jackson: Christians Must Stay Engaged in the Political Process

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According to veteran civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, real political change comes from the ‘third rail’ — from people of faith raising the right questions of conscience. Read more

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Bedroom Hallelujahs

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The church has allowed the world to turn sex — what God intended to be beautiful — into ‘the nasty.’ This is part one in an occasional series on bringing God back into your bedroom. Read more

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Dylan Penningroth: Unearthing Hidden Facets of Black History

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This 2012 MacArthur Fellowship recipient is doing groundbreaking work that reveals surprising aspects of African American slave life, and how it paved the way for black freedom. Read more

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Is the Black Church Misapplying Its Power?

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OPINION: Are black clergy wasting energy on opposing gay marriage and calling for a boycott of the presidential election when other more pressing issues confront our communities? Read more

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Will Black Voters Stay Home on Election Day?

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Religious and moral issues could lead some Black Christians to stay away from the polls on Nov. 6. Will this spell trouble for President Obama? Read more

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