Faith & Ministry


 

Crown of Thorns: One Woman’s Journey From Foster Care To Success

Shalita O’Neale is not your average survivor. The 34-year-old is a foster care graduate who took her experiences and used them as inspiration to create the Fostering Change Network, a nonprofit that creates avenues to a successful life while eliminating the stigma of...

It’s Lent, Shhh…Don’t Tell Anyone

It’s time to stop talking about what we are giving up for Lent–or judging those who do–and start pressing into Lent quietly and in expectation of God’s reward.

Kenyan pastors offer young people a token of love

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) On Valentine’s Day, some Kenyan pastors handed out red roses as a sign of love to HIV-positive youth suffering stigma and discrimination. The gesture was meant as a way to reach out to youth, many of whom feel rejected by the churches. “We came to...

Rocking the Label: A Closer Look at the Millennial First Lady

Millennials are the largest generation since their parents, the Baby Boomers, and already are making their mark on society and the church. As many young women are marrying and beginning their new lives, some will also take on the responsibility of first lady—the wife...

Here’s why MLK Day is more than just another day off

Since 1986, the third Monday of January has been reserved to commemorate the birthday, life and legacy of one of the nation’s greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King—a Baptist preacher, scholar, and arguably the greatest leader of the Civil Rights...

Christmas Service Projects have more perks than you think

It’s that time of year again! December is here and so are all the many festivities of the season. But, what is all the fuss about? Why do we do whatever it is that we do every year? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Of course, as Christians, we are aware that...

How to put your faith to work in response to today’s violence

Last week’s violence in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas left two unarmed civilians and five police officers dead. Media coverage continues to dominate our airwaves as outrage grows across the United States. Everyone from our neighbors to some of the world’s biggest...

Let the Church Click “Amen”

So many people participate in forms of online community much more than they do in their church community. What are today’s churches missing?