Faith & Purpose
Uncompromising: An Interview with Steve White
Steve White, the President of Comcast uplifts the impact of his mother as he discusses his book Uncompromising with UrbanFaith in this interview!
Devotion: An Instrument of Righteousness
Just as wickedness is likened to an instrument, righteousness is also likened to an instrument. It is up to us to choose what type of influence we desire to govern our lives.
How to put your faith to work in response to today’s violence
Here are a few suggestions on how we can respond to the violence and pain through active faith.
Devotion: The Yoke of Invisible Slavery
Jesus was not afraid to address slavery head on
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...
How do skeptics explain the resurrection of Jesus?
Ever since Jesus died on the cross, critics of His resurrection have tried to explain His empty tomb.
Devotion: Life has a louder voice
It was important for Jesus to rise up again because the only voice that is capable of shutting down the loud voice of death is life.
Holy Saturday-A Reflection
We have created services for almost every other day of Holy Week to commemorate, except for Saturday, because we just don’t know how to sit in grief.
Give Me Your Feet: A Maundy Thursday Reflection
A reflection on the rite of footwashing that Jesus initiated long ago with his disciples, a rite that accents many Maundy Thursday services in the Christian church.
Holy Tuesday Devotional
As we journey through Holy Week, enjoy these devotionals!
Surprise deliverance: When Freedom Shows Up
Isn’t it time to try freedom with a Savior who understands and loves you?
Faithful Service: An Interview with Stacey Abrams
UrbanFaith sat down with Stacey Abrams for this EXCLUSIVE interview to talk about faith, family, public service, voting rights, and her historic run for governor.
The significance of a meal
There is a posture that Jesus models to us: how to deal with betrayal in the works.
A Constant reminder of His goodness
God wants us to multiply and grow in the blessings He has bestowed upon us as we willingly obeying Him.
Will you recognize Him when you see Him?
On a day when I felt every right to be lost in my own weariness, a hungry stranger offered my sons and me the chance to feed Jesus.
Celebrating God’s answers
When you pray and ask God to do something for you, or you step out in faith and begin a project or a task, there is a blessing when you see the completion and the success of it
Andrew Young, at 90, views his civic, political roles ‘as a pastorate’
Andrew Young a former civil rights leader, Georgia congressman and United Nations ambassador said every stage of his adult life has been a form of ministry.
The Freedom of Discipline: A Reflection
A reflection on how faithful discipline through the Holy Spirit can be liberating rather than restricting from childhood to adulthood.
When God is honored
There are seasons in our lives when God sends people who have the ability to change our lives completely by their influence, authority and endorsement.
What do students’ beliefs about God have to do with grades and going to college?
The U.S. is the most devout wealthy Western democracy. Does a religious upbringing influence teens’ academic outcomes?
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?’
When Captivity has an end date
Captivity has an end date, and the trial you are facing today, has a season that God has called “End”
Job 8:5-8 reveals the power of prayer while seeking God in those difficult life seasons. What does seeking God look like? How do you seek God in a time of trouble?
Black History month is a time for special celebration
Carter G. Woodson started Black history week in 1926, to celebrate contributions of African Americans to U.S. history.
Devotion: The Healing power of redemption and restoration
How did Job move from a place of such agony and frustration to a place of a divine turnaround?
Wrong Lanes Have Right Turns: An Interview with Michael Phillips
Michael Philips’ book Wrong Lanes Have Right Turns details his journey, his context, and his perspective on one of the most important topics for us everyday: how to educate our children and dismantle the school to prison pipeline.
Devotional: The favor that pushes purpose to fruition
When you understand and know your purpose, it becomes easy to know what direction you need to take to manifest and walk in it.
A God with a heart for the marginalized
A lot of times, in the midst of trial and tribulation, one can feel as though no one sees or understands the plight they are going through. However, in Deuteronomy 24 we see the thoughtfulness of God.
Our God believes in Justice
In a world where everyone has an opinion of what justice is, and what is wrong seems to be appealing and receiving the most media attention, as believers, it is very encouraging to know God’s pure intention and desire for what true justice is.
Devotional: A Choice To Be Made Right
Galatians 5:16 reminds us that we are in a walk, not a race to fulfill our destiny
Don’t Drop The Mic: An Interview With Bishop T.D. Jakes
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.
Ready to Raise Your GPA: An Interview with Jonathan Banks
UrbanFaith interviewed Jonathan Banks, author of Raise Your GPA about we can have success this year and beyond. The full interview is above.
African Americans celebrate Watch Night.
Don't see the audio player? Click here. During the last days of 1862, rumors circulated that Abraham Lincoln might free the slaves on January 1, 1863. While some slaves doubted, most prayed all night December 31 that Lincoln would sign the Proclamation....
The Curious Origins of Christmas
Christmas has pagan roots, but that isn’t a reason not to celebrate it, instead it gives us reason to believe all the more in the season’s power.
Talking About Race: An Interview with Bishop Kenneth Ulmer
UrbanFaith sat down with Bishop Kenneth Ulmer to discuss his most recent work to confront racism and bring people together.
A Poem: A brown man taught me how to love and He taught me about faith, too
Joyous Advent: Family Christmas Devotional Q&A
Advent is a wonderful time for reflection and devotion as believers look forward to Christmas and its significance for our faith. UrbanFaith had the opportunity to have a Q & A session with Katara Washington Patton, the author of Joyous Advent: Family Christmas...
Hospitality: What the First Century Church Teaches Us About Welcoming the Stranger
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2, NIV). Have you ever known someone who never meets a stranger? Folks who live their lives in such a way that nearly everyone they meet...
The Silver Lining of Long Goodbyes
I know that staying safely nestled in my comfort zone isn’t the goal God has for my life.
What is Worship?
Why does God prize this quality so highly and what exactly qualifies as worship?
Podcast Short: A Vietnam War survivor promotes peace
Individuals and groups all across the world need to see models of peace and harmony among God’s people—especially in families, in churches, and between ethnic groups.
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,...
3 Ways Going Vegan has Helped my Walk with God
Switching has made me feel like I’m treating my body as a temple for the first time in a long time.
Like Father, Like Son
What Can the Parable of the Prodigal Son teach us about forgiveness?
Why Should We Give?
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...
How to Avoid the Box of Limitation
You have to begin investing in self-affirmation ministry to yourself and build up the confidence muscles that may be feeble in you.
Help And Hope For Haiti: An Interview with Fr. Joseph Philippe
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.
A Divine Connection: A Devotional
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.
Where is Yom Kippur In Scripture? A Devotional for Christians
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.
The Miracle Mentality
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.