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Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

Is Pope Francis Right that We Should "Ban All Weapons"?

Pope Francis is having a mixed month. He was right on target, and defied expectations, by coming out boldly for Alfie Evans. This as his biggest fans …

WALSH: Dear Churches, If You Aren't Making People 'Feel Judged,' You Aren't Doing Your Job

It was decided some decades ago that no one must ever feel uncomfortable, guilty, or, worst of all, judged. They especially must not feel this way at …

The One Friendship That Never Ends: Jesus’ Best Friend John Day 5

Friendships are most often seasonal. We are close to people we attend school with, work with, or live nearby. Once the circumstances of life change, …

Jesus

Battle Ready

We face many challenges in life. Some of these challenges are of a personal nature, involving our work life, marriages, families, neighborhoods, …

Jesus

Study Bible Apps by Tecarta, Inc.

Tecarta's suite of Study Bible Apps have been downloaded by over 10 million users! Expertly crafted in Palo Alto, our apps makes it easy and simple …

Bible

Capturing the Civil Rights Era Through the Lens of Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks captured the beauty, horror, and complexities behind the lives of those who lived during the Civil Rights Era.<p>Gordon Parks was a pioneer …

Bind Cafe named Coolest Coffee Shop in Indiana

KOKOMO - A local coffee shop was named as Indiana’s Coolest Coffee Shop by an online blogger.<p>The Bind Café, owned by DeAndra Beard, made it to the …

Coffee

Pope Francis: Don’t De-Christianize Christmas Out of ‘False Respect for Non-Christians’

Pope Francis has once again come down hard against the secularization of Christmas, this time denouncing the falsification of the Christian holiday …

Gratitude in Affliction

When we trust God's authority, not only can we endure hardship, but we also can thank Him for it.

Theology

The Pope: no to “calm Christians”, who do not fight against evil

You cannot be a “lukewarm” believer. Christians cannot be “calm” lacking the desire to fight against evil. These were Pope Francis’s words at this …

Rely on God’s Word, Not on Techniques

The powerful Word of God has built Christ’s kingdom since the beginning of redemptive history. It has never been defeated, and it never will be. …

Do You Wake Up Discontent?

Is it possible to be content in all things?What would it even mean to be content in all things? It seems like a hundred frustrations and …

Jesus

Woman Tells Pastor "I Won’t Be Going to Your Church Anymore"—His Mic-Drop Response Has the Internet Applauding

There’s no better way to make a point than the use of an analogy. You know, when someone explains something using different examples to express …

Attempting to defend ‘thoughts and prayers’

The rapid succession of shooting tragedies has resulted in people realizing that the phrase ‘ sending our thoughts and prayers’ has become so routine …

Pope Francis

What’s heaven like, and who gets in? Pope Francis responds

Anyone who has met Jesus has no fear of death.<p>Today, Pope Francis closed his series of Wednesday catecheses on the theme of Christian hope, …

God Didn’t Write a Book

The Bible is a book—God’s book. Even a child knows this, right? Except that the Bible isn’t a book. Not really.The Bible was at first oral …

Theology

“The Church is not ours, she is God’s. Everyone has a place”

The Church is not ours, she is God’s. Everyone has a place” and “everyone is invited to find here, and among us, his or her nourishment”. The …

Surprised by bickering in the Church? You shouldn’t be, and here’s why

This Sunday’s Gospel comes out of this real experience of tension within the community.<p><i>Jesus said to his disciples:</i><i>“If your brother sins against</i> …

When Prayer is Difficult

I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf. …

Why Worry?

<i>Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is</i> …

When You Don't See an End to Your Trials

Have you ever asked God why? "Why me, Lord?" "Why not pick somebody else for this?" "Why am I always the one going through the fire?"In the good …

Evangelical Christianity

7 ways to deal with gnats in ministry

All who serve in vocational ministry know about gnats. They come with the call.

Extreme Sports

An Open Letter to Those Frustrated by Their Progress in Sanctification

May 31, 2017 by: David Powlison Dear friend,We all love it when life leaps into forward gear and we make all kinds of progress. Problems just seem to …

Jesus

Transforming the Troubled Mind into a Peaceful Mind

Transforming the Troubled Mind<br>into a Peaceful Mind<p>A TROUBLED MIND is fertile ground for the enemy to do his work. The Lord Jesus spoke clearly: . . …

When Do I Unfollow My Pastor?

To be united to God is to be united in principle and in love to the people of God. We don’t choose between belonging to God and belonging to his …

Never Blame God

You are not the first Christian to have felt angry at God. And you will not be the last to feel the urge to blame him.<p>We Christians can be prone, in …

South Carolina church receives generous donation from self-proclaimed former racist

The pastor of a predominantly black South Carolina church said his congregation received an unusually large monetary donation last week as repentance from an anonymous donor who said they were white and used to be a “terrible racist.”<p>Reverend Michael Sullivan of Nicholtown Presbyterian Church in …