All powerful articles that remind us of the richness and texture of the black church in America. Thank God for the church!
I really appreciated this @CTmagazine profile by @terashaburrell of black-owned businesses in Atlanta, and the vision of Christian entrepreneurs for building up communities. Atlanta keeps popping up as a place that is doing things the right way.
Y’all, @CTmagazine did #Atlanta up right in its latest issue. So many amazing folks call this place home. Great writing all around and gorgeous shots from @benrollinsphoto.
I’m surprised how little Christian media interacts with games. Movies, books, and TV are often reviewed, but little space is allotted for game reviews or in-depth theological discussion.
The church is not equipped to deal with mental illness. I speak from personal experience. I’ve battled severe depression for almost 50 years. Therapy will help deal with the behavioral aspect, and medications can help to correct an imbalance of brain chemicals. Of course, staying in prayer, listening to Christian music, and being intentional about reading Scripture like what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 7:6 give us hope. David, while hiding in caves and holes in the ground from those trying to kill him, was very depressed. You can tell from his psalms. But he also kept his faith in God because he knows God can do all things.
According to a LifeWay poll a couple years back, many evangelical senior pastors never talk about mental health in a way that reduces stigma. Too often, unqualified people are offering “counseling” and a number of churches ...1
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