Work & Economics


Life Starts Now: An Interview with Chanel Dokun

Have you ever felt like you’ve been waiting for life to happen? Chanel Dokun, a therapist and life planner, helps us in her book Life Starts Now: How to Create the Life You’ve Been Waiting For

Three Tips for Bringing Your Ministry Skills Into the Marketplace

Tip #1: Break Out of Your Box Understand that God uniquely designed you. Everything about you was created to appeal to the people, place, and position that God destined for your life. Breaking out of your box is an act of surrender that allows God the opportunity to...

UF Ministry in the Barbershop

The barbershop serves as a default counseling center and community center for many Black men. But for barbers who are believers, it becomes a place for ministry.

Balance: Interview with Touré Roberts

UrbanFaith sat down to interview Touré Roberts, the visionary leader and founder of ONE (formerly OneChurch LA) to discuss his new book Balance. Touré Roberts is a man who wears many hats. He is a husband, father, producer, pastor, author, speaker, and...

What is this Stewardship Thing Really All About?

In church, we often hear people make reference to “being a good steward over what God has given us.” But do we really know what that means? Many would argue that the Bible talks more about money and stewardship than almost anything else. That suggests to us that what...

Seller of Purple

In her new book, Seller of Purple, Dr. Tasha M. Brown lays out a solid framework for newbie women entrepreneurs. 

He Saw That It Was Good: An Interview with Sho Baraka

How can we hear and follow God in the midst of our fractured reality in ways that are faithful and life-giving? UrbanFaith sat down with the artist, activist, and creative Sho Baraka to talk about his new book He Saw That It Was Good, which helps us think through some of the most pressing questions in our world.

All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts for Boundless Living

In her book, “All Along You Were Blooming: Thoughts For Boundless Living,” Morgan Harper Nichols not only expresses herself beautifully in both word and visual art, she offers a poetic balm to every person familiar with the sting of suffering.

Love Packages

Love Packages, a nondenominational nonprofit, takes on the arduous task of sending more than 1,500 tons of donated curriculum each year from churches and individuals nationwide to people all over the world who desperately seek them. 

Empowering the Next Generation of Christian Women Leaders

With Selah: Leadership Encounters for Women, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie aims to support Christian women leaders by creating an ongoing network of friends and colleagues who help and empower each other by opening doors, providing resources, and offering practical advice.

It Takes a Village to Support Students

Some years ago, my pastor asked us to take that Sunday’s message out into the world and “do life together.” My pastor’s call was a reminder that we do not walk this human journey in isolation. We do so as members of communities created around our faiths, our hometowns, our families — and our schools.

Stop the BS (Bad Stats)

When you hear a negative statistic about black students, question it. Ivory A. Toldson refers to these kinds of negative statistics as “BS” or “bad stats” — data points that are incomplete, poorly contextualized, usually negative and sometimes wrong.

Called to Train Young Tech Pros

Considering a career in tech but don’t have a degree? One ambitious brother let God lead him to develop a vocational school for aspiring electronic techies.

How to Be a Woman in Church Leadership

Michelle McClain-Walters’ experience in church culture and study of godly women in the Bible have given her a deeper understanding of what it means to be a God-honoring woman in leadership.

Created with unconditional love

COMMENTARY: If we could only remember who we are — made in the likeness of God! And we are called to represent God wherever we may be: in our family, in class and even in the streets.

Movie Review: EMANUEL

A riveting documentary film on the shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, marking the somber fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

A Chance at Redemption

Urban Faith talked with CNN’s Van Jones about his faith and spirituality, and “The Redemption Project with Van Jones,” a new series that connects victims or surviving families with those who caused great violence in their lives.

Latter-day Saints, NAACP collaborating on inner-city initiative

Latter-day Saints and civil rights leaders are making plans for a collaboration to foster education and economic empowerment in urban centers across the country. Officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP met in Salt Lake City earlier...

When ministry doesn’t pay

During the week, Mindy Mayes works full-time as a public health educator. This job puts food on the table and keeps gas in her tank. Then each Sunday, she drives 100 miles each way to and from her church where she serves as part-time pastor.

15 Questions for Success: Mike Smoke

Recently, we have been working hard to bring you quality content on faith and work and plan to continue shedding light on people who are successful in making their work and faith collide in their respective industries. Each entrepreneur and professional featured in...

15 Questions for Success: Avril Speaks

For the past few weeks, we have been working hard to bring you quality content on faith and work and plan to continue shedding light on people who are actually successful in making their work and faith collide in their respective industries. Each entrepreneur and...

15 Questions for Success: Shawn Dove

Have you been following our Faith and Work Series? The Urban Faith team understands the importance of connecting faith to your everyday life, particularly for young adults. So, for the past few weeks, we have been working hard to bring you quality content on faith and...