TALLADEGA -- The 2016-17 academic year is only weeks away, and to help everyone get back into the “school spirit,” Bemiston Baptist Church of Talladega will play host to a “Back to School Bash” from 2-6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.
The Democrats would have you believe that Clinton falls asleep listening to the National Anthem, and all she wants is to give everyone a hug. The Republicans would have you believe that Trump is going to do America the favor of riding in on a white horse to rescue this country from all that ails us. The truth is, as usual, somewhere in the murky middle, lost in political ads and talking heads ...
By the grace of God we're Americans living in a land of plenty. The Global Village at Habitat for Humanity's International Headquarters in Americus, Ga., has actual housing from the third world -- housing we wouldn't use for our dogs or lawnmowers in America. We are all wealthy.
PELL CITY -- This is the first summer Stephen Johnson has served as Eden Westside Baptist Church’s student pastor, and he headed into the summer in high gear.
Judah's "ace in the hole" was Solomon's temple in Jerusalem. They reasoned that they were invulnerable since God lived there. The prophet Jeremiah taught that religion is more than a building.
Authority brings “law and order” to those subjecting themselves to that authority. And, the authority bears the sword as a “minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.”
TALLADEGA -- Staff from Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center will travel to Haiti on Aug. 6-14 to minister to those in the village of Jacmel, near the southern coast of the country.
MUNFORD -- Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Munford will hold a 27th pastor’s appreciation event honoring the Rev. Dr. Clarence M. Henderson Sr. and first lady Lois Henderson on July 24 at 3 p.m.
Union Missionary Baptist Church in Stewartville, where the Rev. Frederick Kirkland is pastor, will celebrate Prince LaCarlous Jackson’s 17th musical anniversary July 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Everyone won’t get it, but for those of us who are believers, those of us who have been forgiven, we know that forgiveness must be a part of the solution.
The Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church family will honor Pastor Horace L. Patterson Sr. and first lady Dr. Dolia M. Patterson for 42 years of service.
The day was long, but around 7 p.m. we had worship. They were tired, we were tired, but they came with Bibles ready for God’s word. The Holy Spirit drew us together as we sang and worshiped Jesus Christ.
This week I read a disturbing article on social media by Kylee Marie Wilson titled, Why It is Okay That I’m Living With My Boyfriend Before Marriage. It has gone viral in young adult circles. Sadly, many are using this as justification for their behavior.
Our plans for this trip were to help the families with morning harvest of crops, afternoon Bible study, and evening worship. However, heavy rains the previous week set the harvesting back; and now, with good weather, the corn, peas and wheat must be gathered. Once again God adjusted us to his plans of building relationships.
A few weeks ago I heard a man ask a group of older people, “What’s wrong with America today?” Almost unanimously, the group answered: “Today’s youth. They are disrespectful. They only care about themselves. They won’t listen to us older folks.”
I vaguely remember the high school dating scene with multiple cases of “going steady” and break-ups. Some of these on-again, off-again relationships were hard to keep up with since they were on-again today and off-again tomorrow! I’ve thought lately that we need an ecclesiastical break-up service in the church.
SYLACAUGA -- The New Beginning Ministries Church at 212 East 5th St., Sylacauga, will play host to Pastor Erastus Godfrey and Lady Elect Annie Godfrey's pastor appreciation celebration in recognition of their 47 years of ministry.
With heightened rhetoric and intense divisions across our great nation, disagreements often get expressed in hateful terms, especially on social media where every voice, no matter how irrational or uninformed, carries as much volume as the next. But disagreement does not equate with hate. Or at least it shouldn’t.
As Southern Baptists, we embrace and encourage participating in North American Missions and International Missions. That is why we send teams to Gonzol, Ecuador.