Purpose


 

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,...

7 Ways to Survive Seminary for Students of Color

The other day I got an email from a friend on how he was getting frustrated and tired of reading books and hearing lectures on Eurocentric theology and church history. He wanted to have some color injected into his Bible college and seminary education. It’s a story...

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...

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...