Some boys never grow into the men that God created them to be because they have been invaded by neglect, abandonment, pride, anger, hatred and oppression. Some grow up in communities that have been overtaken by poverty, violence, and failing institutions. Pastor Efram Smith proposes that we can go about having Christ invade our lives for the sake of our manhood.
Lionel King, Director of IMPACT Youth Ministry at Christ Church in Rockaway and Montclair, NJ, gives insight and advice on how to get Christian teens engaged in a regular prayer life despite all the distractions in front of them, not only on TV, but now on electronic devices all around them.
America is in need of more leaders. And not just good leaders; we need great leaders. As a society, we are expressing a lot of fear, confusion, anger and divisiveness. We need effective leaders to help us course-correct and get back on track. Tru Pettigrew has thoughts on who needs to come to the forefront and lead.
"When I first saw NFL QB Colin Kaepernick kneel during the National Anthem in protest, I became angry." These were the initial thoughts of Jason Romano. But then something happened. He stopped trying to have an opinion and instead, he started to try and listen. He encourages us to " lock arms and come together instead of crushing others because we disagree with them."
Whether you love or hate Kaerpernick, you have to admit that he’s courageous. He knew that sitting down (or taking a knee) during The Star Spangled Banner would anger millions of people, cost him millions of fans, and make him a national pariah. K.I.N.G. Founder and President, Chris Broussard, outlines what believers can glean from Kaepernick's example.
Right now, America seems to be more divided than it ever was. People are torn against each other on almost every ethical and moral idea there is. Is there a solution? Benjamin Moultrie-Grant analyzes the monster that is America, and the plethora of voices and opinions that has cause so many dividing lines of thinking in this country.
As the son of a Black Panther and Vietnam veteran, Propaganda was raised to be fully "woke" when it came to race relations in America. But something changed after the death of Eric Garner. What was he to do? How should he do it? What will be the outcome? His father gave him three points to ponder.
When you really think about it, the love God has for us is at times both amazing and overwhelming. Hip-hop artist GS shares a word laid on his heart while having an "interesting" encounter with his daughter.