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The Queen of Soul…and Women Everywhere…Deserved Better
The Queen of Soul…and Women Everywhere…Deserved Better

Embed from Getty Images It was the squeeze scrolled ‘round the Twitter-verse. When Bishop Charles H. Ellis slid his arm around singer Ariana Grande, squeezing her in an area only

God Bless the Queen

Embed from Getty Images Aretha Franklin meant so much to me. She looked like us, walked like us, she was our favorite auntie. She spoke her mind. She loved God.

Believers and Imposter Syndrome
Believers and Imposter Syndrome

Let’s be honest about how many people in church feel strains of imposter syndrome, those feelings of doubt and inadequacy that we push down deep into our souls because all

Forgiveness, Popular Culture, and “Creed II”
Forgiveness, Popular Culture, and “Creed II”

First of all, mad props to Sylvester Stallone for creating a character that has endured since 1976: Rocky Balboa. I am not ashamed to admit I have seen all the

A Curious Case of Threadbare Faith
A Curious Case of Threadbare Faith

Here’s what I know to be true: following Jesus is not a “get out of life’s disappointments” free card. As Langston Hughes declared in his poem, “Mother to Son,” Life

What Mary Magdalene and Stormy Daniels Have in Common
What Mary Magdalene and Stormy Daniels Have in Common

You cannot detach the resurrection from Christianity; it is key to the faith. Jesus came, Jesus died, Jesus rose again. We would not know about Christ’s resurrection were it not

David and Goliath: When Taking Care of Sheep Blesses Your Whole Life Part 2
David and Goliath: When Taking Care of Sheep Blesses Your Whole Life Part 2

It is easy to put on the veneer of a person of great faith. We can be and present whomever we want to be on social media. But if we

David and Goliath: When Taking Care of Sheep Blesses Your Whole Life Part 1
David and Goliath: When Taking Care of Sheep Blesses Your Whole Life Part 1

One of the biblical metaphors I love the most envisions Jesus as a shepherd, guiding us, leading us, protecting us. Reflect on this for a moment: it is okay to

Women Warriors in the Bible: Jael
Women Warriors in the Bible: Jael

Women struggle to be heard and seen as equal to men. We are still struggling in terms of own reproductive rights, to be paid the same as men for the

The Jezebel of the Bible was NOT a “Jezebel”
The Jezebel of the Bible was NOT a “Jezebel”

Jezebel. One of the most pervasive and persistent stereotypes about Black women. Sexually aggressive. Unable to be satisfied. Cunning. Bitchy. Predatory, so be careful not to get caught in her