Category Archives: Faith

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The Power of Story

As I walked out of the movie theatre recently with a friend he turned to me and asked, “So, how did you like the movie?” We had just seen the new Star Wars movie and though I had enjoyed the spectacular special effects, I was

Hands doing an explaining gesture

Mysterious, Wonderful Ways

One of the Bible verses that has often made so much sense to me is one of Paul’s. I can honestly say that while I do not agree with many of the statements attributed to Paul, his views on salvation, love, the nature of Christ,

Floating man

Deliverance

Salvation is arguably the greatest gift God can bestow on a person. It is the testimony of many Christians that nothing in the world can ever compare to accepting and proclaiming the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Many of

Four women looking down

Forgive Them? Are You Crazy?

Several years have passed, but just thinking about an event with a past landlord can still set my blood to boiling. He sued my ex and me for “damages” to an apartment we left. We suspected he inflicted the “damage” himself so he could make

Four women looking down

Seventy Times Seven

For us to say that we forgive someone is one of the easiest things in the world for most of us. For us to feel it can, at times, be a long and difficult struggle. I have often said that I feel the reason that

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Standards

Have you ever seen the Application for Permission to Date My Daughter? It’s a girl’s worst nightmare that includes questions such as: Do you have an earring, nose ring, or belly button ring? When would be the best time to interview your father, mother, and

Intimacy between two men

Be Encouraged

There is a spirit of sadness rampant in the community of black gay / homosexual / same-gender-loving men. It can be recognized underneath the many beautiful faces and wonderfully sculpted bodies of brothers in bars and clubs. It was evident in the August 1998 issue