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Hold On, Keep Our Eyes on the Prize

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

The days ahead will require commitment and tolerance from all of us, but we will not forget why we voted for this President. We will continue to fight for those who may not have a voice, and we will deflect negativity from all sides. We must be strong enough to emulate those stronger than us like Mandela, like Dr. King.

The Mis-Education of the Negro Pastors Urging Congregants Not to Vote

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 12.20.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The fact is neither party truly cares about Christian morality, certainly not based on Old Testament scriptures. What seems instead to be driving both is power and control. Republicans care about power and control for the wealthy, while Democrats care about power and control for the not-so-wealthy.

The Candle or the Mirror: Living Out Faith in an Era of Agnosticism

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Haven't we all met the Christian who's so compelling to us that his or her presence inspires our faith? And haven't we also met that sister or brother whose words, actions or attitudes cause us to literally doubt our faith?

Lithuania: The Hill of Crosses

Oneika Raymond | Posted 12.07.2012 | Black Voices
Oneika Raymond

No one knows for certain how the practice of putting down crosses started, but in more recent times it has come to symbolize the enduring committment of Lithuanians to their country and staunchly Catholic identity.

Benjamin E. Mays: Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Martin Luther King Jr. didn't emerge on the civil rights scene fully formed but drew from a rich spiritual and intellectual heritage that he owed, in part, to his mentor, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays.

What I Learned From Drag Queens About The Gospel

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

When it came time for me to preach on one of the hard texts in the Gospel, where Jesus compares a woman begging him for help to a dog, I asked, "Did Jesus just call that woman a bitch?" And then I remembered Latrice Royale.

The BlackVoices Sunday Sermon Roundup: Abundance in God

Posted 01.20.2012 | Black Voices

In the face of violence and devastating poverty, how do we find peace? Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis ponders this question as she comes to terms with the ...

Born Again Mormons

Darius A. Gray | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices
Darius A. Gray

Many people think they know what Mormons believe, and then eagerly spread their own versions of the Mormon gospel. They are as likely to get it right as is someone telling another's life story after a five-minute interview.

When Brooks Dry Up

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

It is does not matter who you are or what your station in life at some point your "brook" will dry up. Life has unfortunately been designed with a peculiar cosmic chaotic character, yet divine construction that guarantees an occasion of lack.

Get the Door

John C. Richards, Jr. Esq. | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
John C. Richards, Jr. Esq.

We lounge around in life caught up in the mundane things we do every day. Wake up, shower, work, school, dinner, television, sleep. When God comes knocking, we're interrupted.