As teaching pastor of Epiphany Fellowship Church in inner-city Philadelphia, William “Duce” Branch also is a Christian rap artist. The group he co-founded, The Cross Movement, has received two Grammy nominations.
Patricia Zimmerman, a 71-year-old widow in Arkansas, has led nearly 300 strangers to Christ. But the retired registered nurse and substitute teacher never had to leave her home in the heart of the Ozarks to do so.
When our four-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, was in her terrible twos, she was getting on her mother’s last nerve. As Pam went after the wooden spoon that signaled a spanking, Sydney looked at her and said, “Mama, wuv is patient; wuv is kind.”
People who don’t go to church may be turned off by a recent trend toward more utilitarian church buildings. By a nearly 2-to-1 ratio over any other option, unchurched Americans prefer churches that look more like a medieval cathedral than what most think of as a more contemporary church building.
The General Assembly has come to an end for another session. The lawmakers were able to agree on a twenty-one (21) plus billion-dollar state operations budget. Many long-time observers of the workings under the Gold Dome came away this year somewhat disappointed that more of what was promised did not make it through both chambers.
Soon after the 2007 release of Christopher Hitchens’ best-selling atheist manifesto, “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything,” another journalist took sharp issue with it – his brother, Peter Hitchens.
Western Canada is comprised of majestic snow-capped mountains, spacious ranches, and a spectacular Pacific coastline. There are teeming cities with impressive skylines, hundreds of thousands of square miles of pristine wilderness, and some of the most gracious and hospitable people on Earth.
Casting Crowns took home group of the year honors while lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall, a student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist in McDonough, won four individual honors during the 39th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards April 23.
Woman’s Missionary Union has chosen six National Acteens Panelists based on their commitment and involvement in missions and Acteens, along with their leadership and involvement in their school, community, and church.
The International Mission Board is working closely with local health officials following a norovirus outbreak that infected more than 100 people following the organization’s annual staff retreat April 22-23.
I had given considerable thought to using this editorial page to write a scathing denunciation of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, acknowledged that her entire life’s purpose was to promote birth control.
Got too many people visiting your church? Need to do some things to discourage them from coming back a second time? Here are a list of ways to make guests feel unwelcome should they show up at your church or class.