Faith & Purpose


 

Cleanin’ Up Christmas

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?

The Gospel and Embodied Solidarity

 “Same God,” is a documentary about Larycia Hawkins, the first African American woman to be a tenured professor at Wheaton College in Illinois, who set out to highlight the commonalities among Judaism, Islam, and Christianity and discovered what keeps them apart. 

Ashamed of the Gospel?

Have you ever been ashamed to share the Gospel? Don’t be so quick to answer that question. In this article, Cornell Ngare offers a personal reflection on the difficulties – and opportunities – of evangelism.

COMMENTARY: I had a teacher who looked like me

“It is imperative that my students feel like they matter, and that they are accurately represented in their classrooms. I want them to see someone who looks like them, shares similar experiences and provides authentic anecdotes to overcome the challenges they experience.”

Here are 4 Amazingly Simple Steps To Making Godly Decisions

Whether it’s the college we attend, the person we marry, the first home or car we purchase, or the city we move to, decisions are a part of our lives. And to some degree, we always feel like we have to make the right decision. But how do we know what the right decision is?

You Can Pray That Again

A praying life isn’t simply a morning prayer time. It’s about slipping into prayer at odd hours of the day — and not because we are disciplined. We are in touch with our own poverty of spirit, realizing that we can’t even walk through a mall or our neighborhood without the help of the Spirit of Jesus.

A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign

While Republicans have been more inclined to weave faith into their rhetoric, particularly since the rise of the evangelical right in the 1980s, several current Democratic White House hopefuls are explicitly linking their views on policy to religious values.

Prayer, Praise, and Prostitutes

What I couldn’t wrap my mind around, God wrapped around my heart. A mission trip to the other side of the world made a world of difference inside of me.

Easter Sunrise and the Risen Inmate

On Easter morning, God rejoices in the praises of His people from the church sanctuaries. But God also listens for the prayers of the prisoner. Will we also remember the prisoners and their families on Resurrection morning?

Isn’t Lent Depressing?

Dr. Monica Coleman explores how someone who lives with depression can actually like such a depressing time of the church year.

Lent and the Least of These

During this season of private devotion, it’s also important to ask ourselves, ‘What kind of Christian is God calling us to be in public?’

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.

Colorado linebacker finds balance between football and faith

As a Seventh-day Adventist, Taylor observed the Sabbath from sundown on Fridays to sundown on Saturdays during his high school days by resting and worshipping. On Friday night, he helped fill water bottles before games and then headed home for prayer.

The Biggest Risk Facing Young, Black, Christian Men

The most frequent risk young, Black, Christian men face is being thrust into ministry too soon. An acute need for the unique blend of theological and cultural gifts these young men offer sometimes causes churches to send them out before they’re ready.

Loving Past Segregation in America’s Churches

It’s no secret that Sunday morning is often referred to as the most segregated day of the week, when Christians of all races come together to worship among their ethnic peers. However, do most Christians prefer to fellowship this way, even in the most segregated areas...

Check Out These 5 Podcasts For Black Christian Millennials

RELATED: 25 Podcasts on Love & Life Hip-hop’s mourning for Nipsey Hussle shows beauty can be found in brokenness 30 Years of Christian in Hip Hop In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, podcasts have become all the rage in recent years. If you are a Christian there...

Will your gift really make room for you?

I am firm believer that we serve a just God. His love for us extends far beyond what we could ever imagine, and as a result of His grace, we are blessed with gifts and the opportunity to reach our full potential regardless of who we are and where we come from....

What to do when Jesus sleeps while the boat is rocking

Matthew 8:23-27 KJV 23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,...

Are you unsure about your life’s purpose?

Purpose is a word that is on the minds of many millennials, however, for many it seems to be that piece of the puzzle that is hidden; That needle in the haystack that you are searching for. The frustration of figuring out what one is supposed to do is what seems to...

Why we need the Africa Study Bible

The internet is saturated with tons of information for all facets of life, including spiritual resources. In fact, if you do an Amazon search for something like study Bible results will include a wide variety of options. While scrolling down the list, you will find...

Women bloggers spawn an evangelical ‘crisis of authority’

(RNS) When Sarah Bessey started blogging in 2005, she saw it as a way to keep in touch with friends and family. And that was in the early days of the Christian blogosphere, which she remembers as an “oasis of community” — strangers sharing everything from parenting...

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...

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...