I am excited about an upcoming revival. Some time ago, my wife and I were in a local department store when she insisted on buying a tree that looked dead. Even though the tree was being sold at a tremendous discount, I was irritated that she wanted to buy the tree. We were looking at the same tree but we saw something totally different.
The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the Deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.
Louise Martin Lovette, known as Mother Lovette, is a special kind of mother. She is well known throughout the community. And while she is the birth mother of seven children - five sons and two daughters - she also serves as a mother figure to many in her neighborhood and church.
Everywhere we turn there are signs of recession. Prices are rising but the moral climate of our society seems to be declining. Gas costs are going up. The cost of living is going up. Unemployment is going up. Can we recover from this recession?
Often, the first impression we get of a person or place is a lasting impression. Whether it is walking into a church's office or placing a telephone call to a church, the first person you encounter is usually an administrative staffer. These "frontline soldiers" are charged with ensuring the office is run effectively and efficiently while making visitors or callers feel comfortable.
Arrayed in their outfits, especially their beautiful hats, the ladies of the Tattnall Missionary Baptist Association gathered for their Annual Night of Colors.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1 the Bible says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
Eurlee Steadman's voice reverberates off the walls of an empty congregation hall.
It's time for another brisk morning walk. Members of the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church community outreach are preparing for an upcoming walk-a-thon to raise funds for two of its program.
Since Sept. 8, Ricardo H. Jones has served as pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Walthourville. This is his first time serving as sole pastor of a church, but he entered the ministry in 1987.
There are so many things people in this country take for granted, like wearing shoes, for example. Most people in America cannot imagine not having a pair of shoes to wear.
In elementary school mathematics, the concept of values is taught with the use of two mathematical symbols: > and <. > means "greater than." < means "less than."
It's time for another exciting concert. The shepherds have been practicing their favorite songs and the anticipation is building.
In commemorating the Easter story, we gathered at churches and assemblies last Sunday, some as early as 6 a.m. for sunrise services.
To millions of Christians around the world, today is an extra special day. While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, Easter celebrates His victory over death and mankind's hope for eternal life.
Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
"When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, 'Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.' But Elisha said, 'As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.' So they went down to Bethel. The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, 'Do you know that the LORD is going to take your master from you today?' 'Yes, I know,' Elisha replied, 'so be quiet.' Then Elijah said to ...
Holy Week is upon us, and that means the sheep of the Good Shepherd are flocking to Jerusalem once again.
As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.
Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.
In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."
Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.
The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).
Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.
Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.
If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?