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Pastor and Author Efrem Smith: “We Cannot Surrender the Outposts of God’s Kingdom To the Ways of Our Nation. Christians Are Here To Transform.”

Over the past several years, cultural divisions of race, class, politics and faith have become starker than any time in recent memory. While it would be easy to only think of American politics here, it is a worldwide phenomenon, one that requires a quiet, global response of love and reconciliation

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Bishop and Gospel Artist Marvin Sapp Shares his Triumphs and Trials on July 16th Episode of TV One’s ‘Unsung’

When TV One’s “Unsung” announced that Marvin Sapp would appear on the show, many people were puzzled, including the award-winning artist himself. (more…)

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Sanya Richards-Ross Says My Abortion Broke Me, But God Redeemed Me

Sanya Richards-Ross won Olympic Gold medals in 2004, 2008, and 2012 and was considered the best 400-meter female runner for over a decade. Her latest book, Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life (Zondervan), explores her spiritual journey through both victories and failures—losing and

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How to Make a Point With Your Mouth Shut

When Tim Keller announced he would be stepping down from his New York City congregation —known for its outreach to the religiously unaffiliated—he shared his thoughts on how evangelicals could better connect with skeptics. (more…)

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U.S. Representative Steve Scalise Undergoes More Surgery After Virginia Shooting

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "serious" after he underwent surgery Saturday for injuries sustained in a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice earlier this week, the hospital treating him said in a release. (more…)

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Why Father’s Day Is a Time to Heal

Dads play such a formative role in our lives. Sometimes this can be immensely positive, but for so many, their relationship with their father has become devastatingly destructive. (more…)

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Pastor Tony Evans To Release New Book, “Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage”, on July 1st; Says Marriage and Prayer Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage

As the song goes, “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” The same could be said about marriage and prayer. Even the happiest of couples will experience significant struggle, but those who turn to God will find what they need to weather such storms. (more…)

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‘American Idol’ Alumni Mandisa and Danny Gokey Announce Joint Tour After Overcoming Depression

Coming this fall! Tickets go on sale in June. Request your city in the comment section below! #RiseOutOfTheDarkTour #concert #tour #americanidol #depression #freedom #hope #Jesus A post shared by Mandisa (@mandisaofficial) on May 27, 2017 at 9:49am PDT Danny Gokey and Mandisa have a lot in common

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Why White-Centered Women’s Discipleship Hurts Us All and How It Can Be Transformed

A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women. (more…)

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A Challenge for the Church: When Will We Step Up on Lessening America’s Racial Divide?

As the Golden State Warriors prepare to host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA championship playoffs, police are investigating a "racially motivated slur" directed at LeBron James. (more…)

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Dr. Michael Brown Asks If a Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry Concert Is What Manchester Needs to Heal Right Now?

I assume the performers mean well. I assume they intend their concert to be an act of redemption and healing for the people of Manchester, England. But does this hurting city really need a performance featuring Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus (among others)? Is this the best way

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WATCH: Charlotte Church Hit By Arson In 2015 Is Reborn On Easter Sunday with New Name, New Mission

To the arsonist who set fire two years ago to east Charlotte’s Briar Creek Baptist Church, the pastor has a message: “We forgive you, we’re praying for you and we’re not mad.” (more…)

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Death Toll From Bomb Attack on Aleppo Bus Convoy Rises to 126

The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. (more…)

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Virginia Tech Families Mark 10th Anniversary of Massacre That Killed 32

Like he does every morning, Joe Samaha will begin his day on Friday by kissing a photograph of his daughter. Then, he and his wife will drive to Virginia Tech to mark the 10th anniversary of her death. (more…)

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Steph Curry’s Ankle Was Anointed With Oil During Former Coach Mark Jackson’s Healing Prayer Service, New Book Reveals

Steph Curry's ankle was healed by the power of prayer and anointing oil at his former coach Mark Jackson's church, according to a new book bringing the experience to light. (more…)

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