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There Will Be No Extra Crispy Or Original Recipe At This Church

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I haven’t stepped foot into a church in a long time, so I’m not sure what type of food is currently being served at church picnics or baptismals. But from what one pastor is doing at his church, I guess it’s safe to assume there’s...

Black Pastor Requests ‘Only White People’ Greet Church Visitors

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The congregation at Freedom House Church in Charlotte, North Carolina has a few bones to pick with their pastor, Makeda Pennycooke. Pennycooke sent an email asking that “only white people” stand at the front door to greet the congregation.  Apparently Pennycooke was trying to get...

Archdiocese Of Baltimore Deacon Busted For Child Pornography

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William Steven Albaugh, 67, a deacon at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church on Belair Road in Baltimore was busted  for possessing numerous files of child pornography. The deacon was busted thanks to Verizon Fios, who found the porn loaded onto their cloud storage service. Not...

Is the Pressure to Be Perfect Christians Undermining the Church?

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From The Grio — “You’re a Christian, right?” a friend asked me recently. Years ago, I would have given a knee-jerk, “Of course!” However these days, I find myself offering a long explanation, one that lays out my internal conflict with claiming Christianity without sounding like...

New Reality Show, “The Sisterhood” Follows Preacher’s Wives in Atlanta — Will You Watch?

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The “First Lady” of a church is a cultural icon in the religious community. She is typically a woman who is impeccably dressed, who carries herself with dignity and who occupies the best seat (and parking lot) in the house. No matter the drama that...

Are You “Churchy?”

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If you know anything about the traditional black church, you know that it’s a culture unto itself, with its own language, gestures, dress code, politics, and social regime. These cultural markers are sometimes referred to as “churchy” behaviors or ideas. They’re traditions taught and mimicked...