Faith & Purpose


 

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.

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?’

Prayers work

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?

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.

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.

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.

“Type Faith”

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...

What is Worship?

Why does God prize this quality so highly and what exactly qualifies as worship? 

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,...

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...

God Knows the Plans

Sometimes God places a verse of Scripture in front of us again and again — until we believe it.

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. 

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.

Breaking the Myth of Generational Curses

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.

Overcomer: An Interview with Tamela Mann

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.

Seller of Purple

In her new book, Seller of Purple, Dr. Tasha M. Brown lays out a solid framework for newbie women entrepreneurs. 

He Saw That It Was Good: An Interview with Sho Baraka

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!)

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...

Just Pray: An Interview with Pastor John Hannah

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.

Why Should Christians Have Churchwide Conferences?

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?

On Solid Rock

Pastor Alvin Love III takes over as senior pastor of a church he planted with his parents, Alvin Love II and CeCe Winans.

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?

Will You Worry, Or Will You Remember?

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...