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Topic: In Honor of Black History Month
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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Black Church

There’s more to the story than soulful music and whooping preachers. Way more.

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Building a Church That Isn’t “A Middle Finger to Everybody from the Neighborhood”

Jordan Rice’s goal for his newly launched Renaissance Church is to love Harlem without changing it.

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How a Pastor in Suburban Baltimore Diversified His African-American Church

When Jimmy Rollins pushed for ethnic and culture changes at his church, many members left. Then the church blossomed like never before.

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Do White Christians Care Enough About Racial Justice to Make it an American Reality?

Successful movements for women’s ordination and gay ministers have swept through Protestant churches, but the movement toward racial reconciliation is mixed, at best.

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The Church Needs Black Women. Do Black Women Need the Church?

Why do black women accept second-class citizenship in the church institutions they have built and sustained?

Topic: Lent: Ashes, Fasting, and Resurrection
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Why Lent Asks Us to Give Up a Few of Our Favorite Things

Why do we put aside things that matter? Because things matter to us so very much.

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Lent 101

Making sense of ashes, fish and fasting during the annual 40-day penitential period.

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Street Evangelism and Ashes

When I took church to the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, I found God was already there.

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I’m Giving Up Control for Lent, and You Better Give Up Something, Too

I called the Dean of the National Cathedral for a lesson on Lent and realized I needed to do more than just learn about it.

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Good News! You’re a Sinner and Lent Is Here

During the season of Lent, Christians are reminded of their sin. That makes it the most wonderful time of the year.

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