Podcast: Depression and the Black Christian (Part 1)

In Search of Healing and Hope Drs. Ural H. Hill and Miranda M. Hill The Harvest Magazine contributors   *This is the first installment of a series about the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental health disorders in the Black faith community. LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST HERE:   Introduction Life can sometimes pose challenges…

What Is The Meaning Of Good Friday?

    A Catholic Family Searches for Answers Behind the Tradition March 26, 2015 Janel Saldana Displayed with permission from Latin Times Good Friday marks the day Jesus died on the cross, fulfilling His Father’s wishes and saving the human race. Shutterstock/Ricardo Reitmeyer   When we look up the meaning of Good Friday on the web, we…

The Rise of The Reconciled Church 50 Years after Montgomery

  MONTGOMERY, ALA. –  On the 50th anniversary of the world-altering Civil Rights march into Montgomery and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech from the statehouse steps, The Reconciled Church movement–Christian leaders, nationally, from across denominational and racial lines, armed with a seven-point plan–continues the march to racial equity, peace and justice. “The Church sparked…

Christians by number: What projections are saying about the future of religion

March 4, 2015 Displayed with permission from The Washington Times Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? Catholic scholar George Weigel thinks so. Mr. Weigel claims the past and present – together with a numeric projection about the future – can reveal something about what might happen to Christianity globally over the next…

Podcast | He Maketh Me to Lie Down In Green Pastures: The Church and Domestic Abuse

Podcast Interview with Tamieka Smith   This is Part 1 of our podcast series on domestic abuse. We chat with Tamieka Smith, domestic abuse survivor and author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Shattering the Glass House: A Memoir.” This podcast series runs in complement to our story, “He Maketh Me to Lie Down in Green Pastures: The Church and Domestic…

To follow Christ, we must confront life’s deserts, Pope Francis says

  February 22, 2015 Ann Schneible Displayed with permission from The Washington Times VATICAN CITY – The 40 days of Lent are a reminder that we face spiritual deserts, and we must confront them with courage and the aid of Scripture, Pope Francis said during his weekly Angelus address. Delivering the Feb. 22 address from…

What Do You Do When Church Ain’t Working?

Renita Guyton The Harvest Magazine Contributor I grew up in the church. I served, I honored, gladly gave my time and finances. I faced many challenges and failed to rise to the occasion at times, but my faith was strong. I told myself if I could just keep myself focused and do what I knew…

He Maketh Me to Lie Down In Green Pastures: The Church and Domestic Abuse

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor   One out of the four women who read this article has been abused or assaulted by a spouse or significant other in their lifetime, or she will be according to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every nine seconds a woman is beaten or assaulted — that…

#Shine On!

And “The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.” I Corinthians 15:41, NIV One of my former journalism professors always ends her phone calls and emails with, “Keep shining!” I get it: it’s her way of encouraging people in her mission field to…