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25 Podcast Shorts on Love & Life

Be inspired by 25 biblically based, two-minute devotional podcast shorts that cover tough love, love and sorrow, love and relationships, beloved hymns, unconditional love, peace and love, and loving Jesus.

Trump and R. Kelly: Are Christian Values for Sale?

Maya Angelou famously said, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” That’s why some Christians stand by Trump and others love R. Kelly.

Reflections of Christmas Past and Present

“I may not understand His thoughts or His ways, I will not lean to my own understanding; I will trust Him in all that I do. I hope the Christmas season brings you as much joy as it brings me. And always remember: Jesus is the reason for the season!”

Reuse or recycle your Christmas tree

All kinds of factors influence choices about Christmas trees. Regardless of your choice, the key to relieving environmental angst is planning to reuse or recycle your tree.

The Me I See: My Race, My Faith, My Identity

“Are you brown all over?” The innocence of the question did nothing to prevent me from being flabbergasted. As I stared into the almost cartoon-sized blue eyes of this 4-year-old boy, compassion filled my heart. I simply smiled and replied, “Why yes, of course!” He...

Generosity: Going beyond the tithe

It isn’t by force or threat that we should approach generosity. It is with full conviction of who we are in Christ that we live generous lives. It goes far beyond one moment one day a week. It should bleed into our everyday lives.

50 years in, Chisholm’s historic victory offers inspiration

For inspiration and example, the list of winners that includes Ayanna Pressley, Lucy McBath, Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and others might want to learn from the lessons of Shirley Chisholm, who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

Why are we STILL explaining that blackface is racist?

Once again, another racist incident about blackface has made headlines. This time it surrounds NBC host Megyn Kelly, who apologized both on air and in a memo to colleagues after her on-air comments defending racist Halloween costumes.

On The Pursuit of Kiki … and the Church

Leaning into the last quarter of the year, we won’t soon forget #summer18 as the time Drake and Kiki had us in our feelings. The Drake and Kiki dynamic is cute, but pales in stark comparison to the dynamic of Christ and his pursuit of the Church.

What does the Bible mean to Black millennials?

In our shifting religious landscape — one that largely does not formally hear and heed the voices of Black millennials — I’ve wondered how they value and engage Scripture as they flip the pages of the Bible or scroll the sacred text on smartphones.

White boys will be boys: Kavanaugh, #MeToo and race

Thursday’s drama on Capitol Hill and evangelical Christians’ responses to it reveals much about the racial problem at the heart of white conservative Christian America. In short, black boys can never simply be “boys.”

30 Years of Christians in Hip-Hop

A notable, special, and interesting collection of 30 rap songs by Christian artists, including a bunch of “honorable mention” titles.