Women are the African American church's largest demographic, and yet most of our churches offer little in the way of useful, uncompromised
insight and advice into the issues and challenges facing our sisters. This is
a collection of no-holds-barred perspectives on key areas of
women in the black church.
We, in our ignorance, tend to make Resurrection Sunday about egg hunts for children and increased head counts at our services,
exhausting ourselves with the usual pageantry while missing the sobering reality of the terrible sacrifice which earned our redemption
This collection is intended to reorient our thinking about this, the Christian faith's most holy day.
As we struggle, year to year, to keep the church doors open, many if not most of our churches are preoccupied with one thing: church growth.
Here is a collection of reasons your church is not growing, and how to overcome them.
Does Black History Month still matter? Media sources and retail outlets are increasingly ignoring it because they experience no
measurable dropoff in black patronage when they do. If we don't care about it, why should they? And is our indifference providing
momentum to the trend toward eliminating voting rights and affirmative action legislation? In this presumptively post-racial
America, where is the black voice?
Christians should be anti-drunk, anti-wasted.
This behavior abuses your body and denies God’s
sovereignty on your life. We struggle with
personal behavior and/or shortcomings which do
not please God. This is part of the human
condition, our carnal imperfection which can
only be made perfect through the Holy Spirit.
This is a conversation the church should have
been having all along: what’s the argument
against Christians smoking pot?
PraiseNet Essentials: 2013 Retrospective
Trust, loyalty, honor, support, faithfulness, absolute confidentiality:
all core values of both the Christian faith and the
Mob. How many of those ideals do we actually
practice? Somewhere along the line we have lost our way. In that respect, we
could learn a lot from the Mob--at least the way the
Mob is supposed to work.
As President Barack Obama completes the first year
of his second term, here is a collection of essays
about this historic and turbulent presidency, and
this president’s constant uphill battle against
irrational conservatism and racial hatred, from
Election Day 2008 to the present.
It’s important to point out I’m not talking about
dumb people or even uneducated people. Making a
conscious choice to not better ourselves, to not be
better informed or more rational, makes a virtue of
intellectual laziness. I blame most of this on Bart
Simpson, who made under-achievement a kind of ersatz
virtue. We are no longer stigmatized for being
stupid which is, in and of itself, stupid.