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Faith Leaders Urge Biden to Protect Haitians as Nation Grapples With Devastating Gang Violence, Hunger Crisis

Over 250 faith leaders and faith-based organizations have urged the Biden administration to provide humanitarian protection for Haitians.

‘Stop Netanyahu Now’ — Muslim, Jewish and Christian Leaders Call on Biden to Demand Gaza Ceasefire

During Ramadan and Holy Week, Muslim, Jewish, and Christians leaders called for the Biden administration to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.

Texas Appeals Court Overturns Crystal Mason’s Conviction, 5-Year Sentence for Illegal Voting

Crystal Mason's illegal voting conviction was overturned by a Texas court. Mason was given a prison sentence for casting a 2016 ballot.

First Black Lead Pastor of Historically White Megachurch Makes Case for Reparations, Social Justice

Mike Kelsey, the first Black lead pastor at McLean Bible Church, encouraged Christians to embrace reparations and social justice as biblical.

Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Tye Tribbett Stirs Controversy With ‘Church Is Whack’ Remarks on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Tye Tribbett is making headlines after an interview on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" in which he called church "whack."

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Faith Leaders Urge Biden to Protect Haitians as Nation Grapples With Devastating Gang Violence, Hunger Crisis

Over 250 faith leaders and faith-based organizations have urged the Biden administration to provide humanitarian protection for Haitians.

Your Purpose Is Not a Destination. It’s This.

Do you know your purpose — what on earth you were put here to do? If not, are you moving in the direction of discovering your purpose? Living a purpose-filled life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s actually quite simple. Nicole O. Salmon explains that to envision and start living your purpose, you need to make one key mindset shift.

Pastor Tom Kang Lauded for ‘Real and Relatable’ Moses Commentary in Netflix ‘Testament’ Series

Tom Kang of NewStory Church won over viewers of a new Netflix docudrama about Moses with his insightful commentary on the Old Testament figure.

The Weight of the World: A Good Friday Reflection

A hush falls over the Christian world as dawn breaks on Good Friday. The joyous hymns of Palm Sunday fade, replaced by a somber contemplation. Today, we remember the crucifixion, the brutal death of Jesus Christ on a Roman cross. It's a scene etched in our hearts — the crown of thorns, the bloodied body, the anguished cries. But why do we call this "Good" Friday?

How the Imagery of White Women Victims Is Being Used to Stoke Anti-Immigrant Fear

The death of Laken Riley, who Trump called “an American daughter,” is at the center of Republicans' hard-line immigration pitch to voters.

Inspiration

Responding With Restorative Justice

Restorative justice considers the humanity of those who offend and view the offenders as more than just their offense.

‘A Just Mission’ Is Only Dangerous When You Don’t Know How to Listen

How can anyone read "A Just Mission" and not hear the Spirit-filled challenge to repent of past trespasses and pursue a more just path?

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ & the Absurdity of Love as Resistance

Despite "Everything Everywhere All at Once's" unrelenting strangeness, the movie's most absurd aspect may be Waymond's incessant optimism.

The Gospels Give Birth to Poetry (‘God Speaks Through Wombs’ Excerpt)

In a dynamic collection of poems, Drew Jackson explores the first eight chapters of Luke's Gospel. These are declarative poems, faithfully proclaiming the gospel story in all its liberative power. This powerful poetry helps us hear the hum of deliverance—against all hope—that's been in the gospel all along.

100 Proverbs That Teach Us How to Speak, Listen, and Respectfully Disagree

Last September, I began reading the entire Book of Proverbs every day. I was soon convicted that I needed to reign in my tongue.

Clippings

‘Uncommon Favor’ — How Coach Dawn Staley Exemplifies Faith at Work

Coach Dawn Staley’s post-game sideline interview with ESPN’s was a three-minute masterclass in faith, coaching, parenting and leadership.

Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks: Capitol Hill Lawmakers’s Visit to Project H.O.O.D. Is a ‘Major Step Forward’

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee visited Brooks' Project H.O.O.D., a nonprofit serving residents in Chicago’s South Side.

FBI: Idaho Man Planned Church Attacks After Vowing Support to ISIS Terror Group

Alexander Mercurio, 18, was arrested, April 6, 2024, on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.U.S. Department of Justice.

Miami Pastor Murdered on Church Steps Allegedly by Homeless Man He Had Tried to Help

Pastor AD Lenoir, senior pastor of Westview Baptist Church in Miami, was stabbed to death on the steps of his church building.

Chinese Family Donates $5M to Black Students to Honor Couple That Gave Them a Start

The Dong Family credits Black couple Emma and Gus Thompsons with helping them get a toehold in American society.

Unwind

Pastor Tom Kang Lauded for ‘Real and Relatable’ Moses Commentary in Netflix ‘Testament’ Series

Tom Kang of NewStory Church won over viewers of a new Netflix docudrama about Moses with his insightful commentary on the Old Testament figure.

Sandra Crouch, Grammy Award-Winning Gospel Artist, Dies at 81

Sandra Crouch, a Grammy-winning gospel singer and pastor, has died. Crouch, the twin sister of the late Andraé Crouch, was 81.

Gospel Artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard Makes Author Debut With ‘Do It Anyway’

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is stepping beyond the music with her first book, "Do It Anyway: Don't Give Up Before It Gets Good."

Latasha Morrison’s New Book ‘Brown Faces, White Spaces’ Tackles Systemic Racism and Offers Hope for Healing

Latahsa Morrison's new book 'Brown Faces, White Spaces' delves into the persistent issue of racial disparity and offers a path forward.

Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Tye Tribbett Stirs Controversy With ‘Church Is Whack’ Remarks on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Tye Tribbett is making headlines after an interview on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" in which he called church "whack."

Opinion & Analysis

Some Christians Believe a Solar Eclipse Signals the Second Coming of Christ

The April 8, 2024, solar eclipse has brought with it a slew of predictions that Jesus might be returning sooner rather than later.

Faith Leaders, Including Some Evangelicals, Are Central to the Movement to Protect Migrant Rights

Faith leaders, including some evangelicals, are central to the movement to protect immigrant rights, and they have been for over 100 years.

‘Tarry Awhile’ — the Black Spiritual Tradition of Waiting Expectantly and the Season of Lent

"To tarry" is to linger in anticipation — be that of a person or an occurrence. In a Christian context, it is about waiting on God, expectantly.

Confederate Monuments Were Never Designed to Tell the Truth, According to the Black Press

According to many journalists at Black newspapers, the statues were never designed to tell the truth about the Civil War.

Church Without God: How Atheist Churches Fill a Need for Nonreligious Americans

The growth of atheist churches is evidence that religious decline does not necessarily mean a decline in community or ritual.

Q&As

CNN Reporter Talks Race, Faith and Reconciliation in Powerful Memoir ‘More Than I Imagined’

CNN reporter John Blake tells how radically integrated Christian communities helped him embrace his biracial identity, estranged White family, and mother’s schizophrenia.

After Award-Winning Role in Top-Grossing Christian Movie, Karen Abercrombie Is Leading Change From Within

Karen Abercrombie, star of the popular movie "War Room," talks founding her own production company, passion projects, and more.

Author Celebrates Jesus’ Messy, Multiethnic Family Tree in ‘Brown Baby Jesus’

A Google search for “baby Jesus” highlights pretty quickly...

Interview: KevOnStage and MrsKevOnStage Talk Sex, Therapy, and Why ‘Marriage Be Hard’ (Video)

Kevin and Melissa Fredericks, popularly known as KevOnStage and...

‘Truth’s Table’ Authors Talk Early Beginnings, Centering Black Women, and Inspiring One Another

Faithfully Magazine spoke with Ekemini Uwan and Christina Edmondson,...

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How an ‘Old White Guy’ Attacked Christian Publishing’s Diversity Problem

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Christian Group Denounces Apocalyptic Cult Leader After Hundreds Reportedly Starve to Death to Meet Jesus

The pastor of a doomsday cult in which hundreds died by starving themselves to meet Jesus has threatened a hunger strike over jail treatment.

After Award-Winning Role in Top-Grossing Christian Movie, Karen Abercrombie Is Leading Change From Within

Karen Abercrombie, star of the popular movie "War Room," talks founding her own production company, passion projects, and more.

‘Righteous and Ratchet’ Black Women of Faith Embraced on Jemele Hill’s ‘Sanctified’ Podcast

Black women, among the country’s most religious groups, have...

Wellness

Trump Says ‘It’s Up to the States’ as He Backs Away From National Abortion Ban

Donald Trump has declined to support a nationwide abortion restriction, saying that “it’s up to the states to do the right thing."

‘The Next Worship’ Author Sandra Van Opstal Undergoes Multiple Surgeries to Fight Rare Infection

Christian author and activist Sandra Maria Van Opstal has undergone four rounds of surgery to fight a rare, but deadly skin infection.

Midwives Will Be Able to Perform Early Abortions If NJ Plan Moves Forward

Midwives will be able to terminate first-trimester pregnancies under a plan announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murph's administration.

Just 2 Percent of US Doctors Are Latina. These Women Want That to Change.

Research shows a more diverse physician workforce means healthier patients. But efforts to bolster Latina representation face an uphill battle.

Activist Misuses Data to Make False Claim That Covid Vaccines Killed 676,000

There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have killed Americans in large numbers, let alone 676,000, as a Facebook post claims.

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