Magazine Issues

This category holds all the articles and covers that relate to a certain issue in the magazine.


When No one Cares about Your Purpose


How is this for transparency? As I write this, we are awaiting news from our parent organiza- tion regarding our professional fate. Our books, magazines, and material aids for those seeking spiritual truth are moving upstream, swimming for dear life in the digital universe. Like many of our readers—even you per- haps—we have had to reconcile purpose with profits. We may see our role—the prophetic voice of change, if you will—but we, alas, also see the ebbing support for the Word of God and the resulting ebb in our bottom line.



Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and…

The Penitent Son


“They took my manhood.” Getting raped in prison wasn’t what Marcus dreamed about when he started dealing drugs. In his mind he was chasing the…

Former U.S. Surgeon General Satcher Answers Health Questions


Dr. David Satcher knows a thing or two about Black health. He was president of historically Black, Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, before President Bill Clinton appointed him U.S. surgeon general, a job that Satcher held from 1998 to 2002. Satcher now directs the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Atlanta’s Morehouse School of Medicine. Some of Satcher’s missions there are to develop a more diverse generation of public health leaders and to eliminate health-care disparities in the population.