A lady involved in Judson College campus ministry when I worked there began to commandeer students on Sundays to drive to Birmingham to a large church for worship.
Since July, the Rev. Jimelvia Pettiford Martin has been serving as the pastor of the Weaver First United Methodist Church, which is all white.
One of my favorite movie quotes is from one of the Indiana Jones series. Someone asked Jones what he intended to do next amidst all the chaos of his exploits. He replied, “I don’t know. I’m making this up as I go!”
I sat with an interviewing group a few years ago and fielded a bevy of questions. One caught me a bit off-guard: "What kind of leader are you?" someone asked.
The inspired apostle Paul wrote, "Continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast" (Colossians 1:23). What Paul meant is that if we stop moving forward in our Christian lives, we lose ground.
I was thinking lately how easy the Christian life would be if we were transported to heaven immediately upon conversion; a kind of “Beam me up, Jesus” moment.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Jacksonville and St. Joachim Catholic Church in Piedmont are close in proximity — they’re only about 12 miles apart. They’re close to the same age — St. Joachim was founded in 1961 and St. Charles in 1962. And they share the same priest, Rev. Thomas Na…
Last year, longtime World Changers owners Lifeway Church had dropped the 31-year-old program, but some of its longtime participants purchased it and turned it into an independent nonprofit, a decision announced in October.
When Hazel Wallace, 10, hit the water as she sped down a zip line at Camp Lee on Wednesday, she created a huge spray and a noisy splash. Upon walking out of the lake, she smiled and gave the thumbs-up sign to everyone gathered on the shore.
On Saturday, Alexandria’s Covenant Life Ministries will be hosting a concert featuring The Isaacs and Jason Crabb at the church’s new Life Central Amphitheater.
The Jacksonville Gospelfest was held last month and was such a success that organizers are moving the event to a larger location for next year.