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God You Are My Preservation: Thoughts on The Presidential Election

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

If your candidate wins, praise the Lord! If your candidate loses, praise the Lord! If you are excited about the next four years, praise the Lord! If you are worried about what will happen next, praise the Lord!

A Moral Case for Tax Fairness in America

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

For most Americans, our recent tax day was about as welcomed as a trip to the dentist. But a cab driver working the double shift probably had more reason for discomfort than a hedge-fund manager on Wall Street.

12 Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices
Melinda Emerson

Starting a small business is a spiritual journey. You should pick a verse that will inspire you. I thought it would be helpful to share some of my favorites. Use these bible verses in the good and tough times in your small business.

Privilege and silence of white "beyond evangelicals"

Natalie Burris | Posted 05.25.2012 | Black Voices
Natalie Burris

When the uproar over the killing of a black child, Trayvon Martin, goes viral, most white evangelicals are silent. Despite adhering to a religion that came from the margins, many white evangelicals' privilege keeps them silent.

The Noah Syndrome

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 05.04.2012 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

In the midst of being obedient to God, we may become weary, fearful, embarrassed, or even regretful that we stepped out on faith only to face ridicule. It is in this place that we have to have the Noah Syndrome.

Getting through Spiritual All-Nighters

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 04.20.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

As Christians, we often fail to overcome certain situations, not because we do not have the necessary skills or resources to preserver, but because we fail to unite our mind, will, and body.

BlackVoices Preach!: Ubuntu And Our Faith

Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices

This Sunday, we join Rev. William E. Flippin in learning about the African principle, Ubuntu. "The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ub...

BlackVoices Preach!: Faith in the New Year

Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

It's a brand new year and we've gathered together some amazing sermons to help us enter 2012 with faith and hope. First, Rev. P. Kimberleigh Jorda...

Why I am Unashamed and Unapologetic About My Faith

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 03.02.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

The creative lens of the African American Church colored my spiritual worldview. I have witnessed the western divisions of sacred and secular under the weight of the "Blues and Gospel" motif of the African American Church experience.

BlackVoices Preach!: Why Does God Let Children Get Hurt?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices

Why does God allow children to get hurt and brutally killed? Alisha Gordon shares her pain and horror at the recent discovery of the body of Jorelys...

Good Times in a Golf Cart

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 02.08.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. James Ellis, III

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Yes, life is like a box of chocolates, but I am learning that it is also like driving a golf cart.

Jorelys Rivera: A Harvest Reaped Too Soon

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 02.08.2012 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

The circumstances surrounding Jorelys Rivera's disappearance and murder are pretty cut and dry, but as I heard the details from her autopsy, I asked God, why does He allow these things to happen?

On Minas, Occupations And Tony Perkins

Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D.

Perkins asserted, first, that Jesus meant this parable to be a positive example for his followers; and second, that the parable demonstrates that Jesus supported unrestricted, free-market capitalism. He was wrong.

BlackVoices Preach!: What Are We Doing in the Meantime?

Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

While waiting for help in times of need, what are you doing in the meantime? Princeton Parker asks us to dig deep into what we're actually asking for...

A Blue Note Gospel

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm -- we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.

In the Meantime

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

People are resting their goals and desires on prayer, when they have the means, and the resources to make it happen themselves. We cry, and continuously petition for divine intervention, when the only thing that really needed help was our own work ethic.

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 ...

Black Voices Sermon Roundup: Steeling Yourself During The Hard Times

Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices

Bad things happen. Jobs are lost. illness sets in. But what happens to your faith when the inevitable occurs? Reverend Otis Moss III tackles this di...

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.

Black Voices Sermon Roundup: God And The One Percent

Posted 12.30.2011 | Black Voices

Do the 1 percent — the U.S.'s top income earners who control a disproportionate amount of the nation's wealth — owe their pecuniary good fortune ...

Outside the Walls

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards

A hunger strike is the ideal symbol of preparation for protest, for it teaches us that we are not our own source; God is. By recognizing that God is our source, we become dependant on God, and are now prepared for change.

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.

Which King Stands on the Mall?

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I cannot help but to wonder, which King now stands enshrined on the mall? For our answer to this question speaks not only to who we consider ourselves to be as a nation, but also to who we have made Dr. King to be, and what we consider to be his enduring legacy.