The best way to represent Christ and humanity is by putting others before ourselves. These three men in the video below exhibit the true meaning of love, kindness and compassion by caring and sharing their time with a stranger. There is hope for our future. We should all take a leaf from this.
Stephen Bratton confessed to Erin Frye and Aaron Wright, both pastors at the church, of sexually abusing a minor in an ongoing way for a number of years on May 16th. This is the first time this had been brought to the attention of the pastors.
I decided to surprise her by cooking supper for her. She spent the afternoon shopping with some friends and so I thought it was the proper time for me to do this.
What does "your daughters will prophesy" mean if it doesn't mean they will preach? Does it mean they can preach only outside the church? Does it mean they are only sanctioned to conduct Bible studies for women? Does it mean they can preach as long as they don't stand behind a Plexiglas pulpit?
One of the first reasons that so many young women and men share their selfies on social media is, of course, the likes. The likes feed our ego and our brain just the way ice-cream would feed our belly ...
Testimony of how his daughter miraculously survived a ghastly accident that could have easily taken her life
By Alicia Deanton A prominent pastor’s son who is also a pastor has been charged with raping his daughter over the last six years and in a video shared online, a woman in tears narrated how and where he raped his daughter. Matthew Gibson heads the Progressive Baptist Church of Brownsville in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. […]
There are many wide open gates to the New Year, these include: the ungrateful gate, the murmuring and complaining gate, the offence gate ...
Having an STD can be scary. Do you know what is even scarier? The stigma that comes along with it.
During a recent trip to El Salvador, a pastor and I were talking about how much we both love Christmas music. We shared some of the songs on our personal playlists, and then he told me that his wife is especially fond of songs like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Let […]
Brett Archibald, was on a surfing trip in Indonesia when he fell overboard in the middle of the night. One man, all alone in the ocean fighting the elements, fending off sharks, battling to keep his sanity as he held on.
God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for you. There is beauty and perfection in God. He desires to make a masterpiece out of your life.
I go through each day heavy-hearted over the current state of our churches in America, especially right here in my own community.
In a bizarre turn of the story that only God could script, Adebayo, the Nigerian former Muslim, is shepherding a congregation that consists mostly of homeless people, former homeless people, and a few dedicated helpers who caught on to his vision.
After growing up in painful, abusive and violent conditions, Aaron Stark was on his way to fulfilling his impulse to be a school shooter until a simple act of kindness changed his life forever. He began a decade road to personal recovery and today is a happy family man.
A fascinating testimony of how GOD did a surprising and amazing turnaround in the life of Pastor Tamara Bennett when it seemed like it was over. A must watch.
All of us need to get away for a vacation from time to time. Some people really have a hard time doing that. They think that when they go on vacation they have to take their cell phones and laptop computers so that they can check their voice mail and email
Comedian Bill Cosby wasn’t laughing yesterday when he was led out of a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs. He was sentenced to prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago. The judge in the case labeled Cosby “a sexually violent predator”—a statement that brought tears of relief to dozens of Cosby’s other alleged […]
A California police officer who responded to an emergency call of a homeless pregnant woman has adopted her newborn daughter. It is not everyday you see an officer opening up his heart and hope to someone on the street.
I was born to young and violent parents, both with drug and alcohol addictions. I remember thinking my mother must have loved drugs more than me. My mother was sent to prison when I was four.
Selling the Christian faith has come to be one of the core competencies of evangelicals. This has its roots in extending Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) within the circles of our influence. But, there are parts of the faith-life that don't always sit well. These are some of the realities that Christians can struggle with
Repentance begins by carrying the cross, but not many will realize this. We cannot repent if we had no contrition nor remorse, for our misdeeds and offences. Contrition is not mere words of saying "I am sorry."
Financial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle says Curtis Carroll. As an incarcerated individual who has already done 20 years from crimes he committed at the age of 17, Caroll is the definition of true reform. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade in stocks hence the nickname "Wall Street."
It had started out as an ordinary, day. October 14th 2016, a chilly Friday with the first signs of winter beginning to show. My son Jamel Boyce, then 17, had stayed at his mum’s the night before, but at about 11am he popped by my music cafe in Brixton so we could have breakfast together.
When I was in my 20s, I was praying about whether I should enroll in graduate school. Then one morning in my devotional time I came to Psalm 32:8a, and it seemed to be flashing like a neon sign. It said, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.” […]
By Michael Bradley Should Christians Rejoice Over the Death of Their Enemies? As you have all heard, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attack of 9/11, was found and killed by one of our US Navy Seal teams in Pakistan. When the news first broke, many people across our nation started to celebrate and […]
Please don't be rude to God. Don't just go to church. Go and hear the word of the Lord. Don't talk, text, sleep or take calls when He is speaking. Listen as if your life depended on it.
We named it, we claimed it.
We bound devils and loosed riches, stomped our feet and waved our fists until we were sweaty and hoarse and a little ridiculous.
We stood by our mailboxes and ripped open our bank statements, looking for “supernatural blessings.”
My name is Scott Thorson. I was born in Chicago, Illinois to a loving mother and father; our family grew with the addition of my brother Robert and my adopted sister, Tina. I had a caring family but I often felt misplaced because my dad was closer to my baby brother and never really showed me much affection.