[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] 'Inner Fitness’ Coach Aims to Change the Way We Heal

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] 'Inner Fitness’ Coach Aims to Change the Way We Heal

by Brooke Obie

“In all your years of schooling—from Kindergarten to whatever level you reached—did you ever take one course that… Read More

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE]<br />
Bishop Vashti McKenzie on the Right Way to Mix Christianity and Politics<br />

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE]
Bishop Vashti McKenzie on the Right Way to Mix Christianity and Politics

by Brooke Obie

Whether in the pulpit of a church, at the podium of the Democratic National Convention, or over the phone for an interview, when… Read More

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE]<br />
Getting ‘Zen’ with Russell Simmons<br />

[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE]
Getting ‘Zen’ with Russell Simmons

by Brooke Obie

On Twitter, he’s “Uncle Rush,” and upon meeting hip hop mogul… Read More

Group Claims Christians Will Be the Victims of the Next Jim Crow

Group Claims Christians Will Be the Victims of the Next Jim Crow

by Michael Arceneaux

Now that the widely discussed Mayan prophecy (that Read More

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Black and Mormon

by #teamEBONY

Tamu Smith, 39, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was 11. After a few years, she grappled with this question:… Read More

Second Chance at Celibacy

Second Chance at Celibacy

by Armond E. Mosley

It was during my teen years that I first wrestled with the idea of sexual purity. In my hometown of Huntsville, Ala., my parents… Read More

The Black Church: Service Is Not Over

The Black Church: Service Is Not Over

by Ebonie Johnson Cooper

While attending a recent service at Reid Temple AME Church, I was moved by the address from… Read More

[ESSAY] What's a Good Ex-Christian Girl to do? Pray.

[ESSAY] What's a Good Ex-Christian Girl to do? Pray.

by Sharda Sekaran

We lived on the second floor of an old house full of people. The family below us was led by a powerful matriarch. We all called her… Read More

Our Father’s Not in Heaven:<br />
The New Black Atheism

Our Father’s Not in Heaven:
The New Black Atheism

by #teamEBONY

Several years ago, I pitched a freelance piece about black atheism to a prominent magazine geared toward African-Americans. The pitch… Read More

9 Habits That Lift the Soul

9 Habits That Lift the Soul

by Rev. A.R. Bernard

Over the years as I’ve taught the members of my congregation, I’ve often shared nine spiritual disciplines, habits that can reinvigorate… Read More

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