My family and I recently went to see an inspiring movie that received rave reviews. "The Help" is a unique story of an American author who, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, writes a book from African-American maids' points of view. It's about the white families the maids work for and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. The movie was wonderful and brought back a lot of memories from my childhood in the South. It was an eye-opener for my sheltered teenage children.
Browsing a gift shop the other day, I happened on a decorative plaque on which was inscribed a quote attributed to the late "power of positive thinking" guru Norman Vincent Peale: "Change your thinking, and you change your world."
Being physically and spiritually fit can be beneficial.
Last week I concluded my column by alluding to how frustrated we have become as a society. I suggested that our frustrations are related to our disrespect and dishonor for God and anything that is honorable, holy, pure and right.
I was recently speaking with a good friend and fellow minister who is laboring in a spiritually barren part of the country about how things were going in ministry.
Lessons regarding wealth and prosperity are popular today, and they teach it is God's will for every Christian to be materially wealthy and that they will never have to experience any type of sickness.
Many years ago, the church I served as pastor had a number of members who were involved in "Lay Renewal."
Grandparents, stand up and receive your roses. Today is your day, and you deserve everything your children and grandchildren bestow upon you.
I thought long and hard about what I could write for this column that would be relevant and impactful at this time. For several reasons, I decided to write about the value of honor - primarily because there is such a lack of honor being displayed across our nation, and because I need to do a better job at practicing what I preach.
Sunday marks 10 years since the horrific attacks on our nation, an event we simply call 9/11.
We live in a world of desire and are in a constant state of desire.
Sept. 11 will never be the same in our country again. It always will stand out as the day our country was attacked by terrorists – the day thousands lost their lives and a day that causes many to realize that life is uncertain, even in the United States.
How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.
Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.
I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.
Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.
Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.
Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.
Leaders of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, were emotionally moved by a donation they received this week from a homeless man who donated what could have been his final 18 cents to the congregation, according to WBTV, a local news station in North Carolina.
I have to share something with you: So far, the year 2015 has not been a good one for my health.
The rise in anti-Semitism, highlighted by murderous attacks on Jewish targets in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year, suggests a looming concern on the global stage, and a conflict between elements of radical Islam and Jewish people. But in several corners of the world, Jews and Muslims are working together to combat the scourge, and those involved say they're seeing positive results:
The popular NBC television series "A.D.: The Bible Continues" is not only a Sunday-evening must see for many viewers — they're also getting sermons based on the show's themes in church.
Homelessness is a world-wide problem. Once a person finds themselves in that situation, it can be difficult to get back on their own two feet again.
Not too long ago my friend — we’ll call her Geri — finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud.
When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.
Every Friday night, a single mother and her three children eat out at a restaurant — a special family tradition. She works hard at her job and as a mother. She's also a domestic abuse survivor.
Renald Luzier, a cartoonist who frequently contributes to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has decided he no longer has any interest in depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
A dramatic rise in the number of spiritually "unaffiliated" Americans, mirroring a decline in the number of American Christians, has occurred in the past seven years, signaling significant changes for mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, a new report reveals.
M is for the many things she gave me.
Several groups gathered Thursday in Ludowici to observe the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.