01/08/2012 09:05 am ET Updated Mar 09, 2012

BlackVoices Preach!: Being Prepared for God's Call

With the new year in full swing, many of us are taking our resolutions head on and tackling big changes in our lives. Regular sermon contributor Princeton Parker ponders, while preparing for a big change of his own, how we prepare for these new challenges and make way for God during big changes.

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards updates us on his recent trip to Ethiopia and the amazing lessons he's learning through his work with the Abyssinian Fund.

FInally, Monique Ruffin grapples with the often overlooked issue of homophobia in the church and calls us all in 2012 to challenge it's damaging hold on black religious life.

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