Faith & Purpose
Switching has made me feel like I’m treating my body as a temple for the first time in a long time.
What Can the Parable of the Prodigal Son teach us about forgiveness?
In today’s times of women go-getters, entrepreneurs and bosses, Michelle McClain Walters uses her faith and God’s promises to motivate women to their calling through her new book Legendary Woman
Is your relationship with God a transaction? I would be lying if I didn’t say that I find myself praying more when my wallet becomes conspicuously light. Altogether, this reliance on God for support is a positive experience. This level of intimacy with our creator...
Sometimes God places a verse of Scripture in front of us again and again — until we believe it.
You have to begin investing in self-affirmation ministry to yourself and build up the confidence muscles that may be feeble in you.
In spite of the negative images, there is long term hope and help for Haiti. One of the people doing tremendous work not only in the aftermath of natural disasters, but daily, is Father Joseph Philippe.
It seems almost ironic how a technology that was supposed to connect people more effectively has, in some respect, begun tearing them apart. The bible offers keen advice for fostering not just connection, but true community.
Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that is also known as the Day of Atonement. But many Christians have no idea what Yom Kippur is or where it is from in the Bible.
Acclaimed author and motivational speaker Tim Storey explains how miracles can help you get out of a bad situation and get you into a better place.
What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility
Over the next few weeks, members of the Jewish faith will observe the High Holy Days in the month of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar, usually in September and October. These holidays commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy.
Feel like an oddball or invisible because your experience is different from a lot of the other students? Here are 7 ways to survive seminary for students of color.
We must reject the myth of generational curses as believers. Ezekiel and Jeremiah make that clear. Jesus breaks every curse. We can put our faith in God knowing we are not being punished for the sins of our parents.
Some surveys in some communities suggest that Sunday school attendance is falling. In other communities, Sunday school attendance is steady and growing.
UrbanFaith contributor sat down with Tamela Mann to discuss her most recent album, her career, and how her faith has led her to be an overcomer through every trial she has faced.
In her new book, Seller of Purple, Dr. Tasha M. Brown lays out a solid framework for newbie women entrepreneurs.
UrbanFaith interviewed Jonathan Banks, author of Raise Your GPA about how students and those who love and support them can have success this school year and beyond. The full interview is above.
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.
Why is Revelation Scary? (It shouldn’t be for believers!) There are a ton of misconceptions, misinterpretations, and misreadings of Revelation that are extremely popular, which makes it even more difficult for believers to understand what the book means and why it is...
UrbanFaith sat down with Bishop T.D. Jakes to talk about his new book Don’t Drop the Mic which in which he seized the opportunity to share his insight and experience on how to remain faithful to our purpose as we communicate in our dynamic context.
Comparison is one of those acts that can steal our own joy and appreciation for what God has done for us. Here are 3 major ways that comparison robs us
Many of us want to pray and grow in our prayer life, but struggle to figure out how to pray. Pastor John Hannah has insight to share. UrbanFaith interviewed Pastor Hannah about his new book Just Pray: How A Life Of Prayer Grows Unshakeable Faith.
Love is not some sentimental emotional feeling as the media tries to portray it. Love is an act of our will—a commitment to do no harm to other people.
We all look forward to summer vacations, summer hours, and summer…denominational general conferences? Many Christians ask, why are we having these conferences? Why are these issues being debated? Why aren’t we just doing what the Bible says?
Pastor Alvin Love III takes over as senior pastor of a church he planted with his parents, Alvin Love II and CeCe Winans.
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?
Why is it that we may struggle so much to honor fathers? The answers are unclear and varied. But if we start with figuring out how to honor God as our heavenly Father, it may help us get better at honoring our earthly fathers.
As you lay in your bed at night, maybe you feel a sharp, persistent pain in your chest that will not leave. Or perhaps it is a sunken feeling in your stomach that feels like you swallowed a golf ball. For another person, it might be an inability to click the...
Pentecost is one of the most important days in scripture, one of the most important days in Church history, and one of the most significant days for all Christians because it is the birthday for the Church. But it is a day that often passes with little celebration and attention in the lives of many believers. Why don’t we celebrate Pentecost?
I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! You are strong, resilient, appreciated and loved. I want to encourage you all to not lose hope. Keep praying, seeking, and trusting God even in the unknown. He has proven himself faithful and will continue to be faithful for generations to come!
Every mom’s journey to and through motherhood is a little different. That’s the beautiful thing about motherhood — there’s no perfect way to do it, yet most moms find their way to doing the best that they can with God’s help.
Good parenting advice is hard to find. In fact, many of us have spent a lot more money than we’d like to admit on self-help books when all of the advice we’ve ever needed on being a great parent could be found right in the Bible.
When Jesus wanted to teach a lawyer the universal truth about what it means to be a neighbor, He told a story about a man from one ethnic group who helped a man from another ethnic group who had been beaten and left for dead along the Jericho Road.
You work all day, unwind at home, eat something, go to sleep, and do it all over again. Before you know it, you’re caught in this cycle and your life has become the one word childhood dreams and imaginations dread: mundane.
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?’
In celebration of the life of Dr. Melvin E. Banks, we’re looking back on his poignant points on prayer. Turn the ringer off on your phone, find a quiet place, be still, and listen.
The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. But how did the practice emerge?
Caitlin Gooch grew up loving books and horses. She wants more kids in her native North Carolina to feel the same.
Kwanzaa is a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile.
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.
Being a Black pastor in a predominantly white church in the age of Trump has been a challenge, but so far church members say they’ve been able to see each other as people first, not Republicans and Democrats.
‘You can’t just jump to hope’: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on healing after the election
Curry talks about what divides the United States, what people of faith can do to help bridge those divisions and why he believes healing is possible.
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.
A public art project transformed the bleak scene left by looting and violent protests into one of color, dialogue, and Black experience.
Even with best CDC practices in place, is it really safe to hold in-person church services? Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III, Senior Leader of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, doesn’t think so. His 33,000+ member congregation will remain virtual until there is a COVID-19 vaccine. He’s urging other pastors to do the same.
There are many misconceptions about people who go to seminary and Bible schools, here are a few, explained and debunked.
It’s time to look within, step out in faith, and let your gift make room for you. You only live once. What is there to lose?
Even before George Floyd’s death, this Minneapolis teacher was showing students ‘the power of their voices.’
In the years since the attack at Emanuel AME, Pinckney has worked hard to pick up the pieces and to give her daughters a sense of a normal life.
10 things to consider before heading to worship. Plus, UMI hosts its second virtual discussion: “Safety, Science, Spirit: Reopening Church Buildings,” featuring Linda Mobula, MD, MPH, and Rev. Matthew Lawrence Watley.