The Wish to Sing with Primitive Baptists

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In this stirring poem from Christopher Martin, the “wish to sing” is both literal and metaphoric.

Pull Up the Red Carpet that Leads to the Altar

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Faith leaders plagued with the “Man of God” disease are becoming a liability to the community. They’re more interested in building a brand than being a servant.

In Spite of Leaked Sex Tape, Minister Shows Support for Kevin Terry

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With two children out of wedlock, church musician Stanley Carter says he refuses to cast judgment on the embattled male gospel singer caught on camera in a sexual act.

The Black Church: Slain in the Spirit or Out For the Count?

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The black church represents—more often than not—a time where the pulpit is laced with bulls*** and the pews and are filled with few. The disconnectedness in faith and freedom prompts the question: is the black church slain in the spirit or out for the count?

The Quiet of an Empty Heaven

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When Jarad Dewing lost his brother, he lost more than just his sibling. He lost his faith too.

Did Men Do This?

Malala-Yousafzai

When did violence, even the passive institutional violence of keeping women from being ordained, become a tool for proclaiming holiness?

I Thought You Were Like a Ken Doll

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Is a man who is a virgin not really a man?

Inoculated Against Divorce

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When the country’s divorce rate is tracked by the Center for Disease Control, tying the knot takes a lot of guts. Many couples, like Brian Blickenstaff and his fiancée, are turning to pre-marriage counseling for support.