The lady behind the counter listened to my request, and then made a simple statement, "You're not from around her, are you?"
Years ago students had to relocate to attend theological seminary. I often joke that when I was young, we had seminaries to attend, not just click on! The rise of internet study has dramatically changed modern education. Nevertheless, my new bride and I packed up and moved to Louisville, ou…
Dale and Jena Forehand with Stained Glass Ministries will share the biblical perspective on marriage at Eden Westside Baptist Church Sept. 6-8.
I'll never forget the family I met at a neighboring church years ago while leading a Bible study. They were happy in their church, I thought, but several years later they presented themselves for membership in our church. The interesting thing is that there was another church in between, so …
Instead of a soapbox derby, this event at Riverside Baptist Church was called a junk box car derby. Pastor Ken Maddox said nothing could be purchased, and the car had to be built with items found around the home. No motors and feet off the ground. The event was held Saturday, and Maddox said…
I was delivering a Sunday night sermon years ago at the end of a long day. The congregation began laughing for no explicable reason, so I stopped and asked about this.
As believers living in a secular state, we should fight for the rights of all faiths to be protected, not just our own. Religious liberty must be fair across the board.
ASHVILLE – Shane Bearden, pastor of Flow Church in Ashville, is quick to say that when God is doing miraculous and wonderful things, that is when Satan is hard at work trying to destroy God’s people.
The fourth anniversary of the Rev. Nathaniel and Sis. Rosa Ashley at Bloominglight Baptist Church, 1702 Bloominglight Road, Pell City, will be Sunday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m.
Casual readers come to 1 Corinthians 13 and hear comforting words concerning “love.” Hallmark cards import these words for every happy occasion: mother’s day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. They are some of the most beautiful words in human language.
PELL CITY -- The Chapel in the Pines kicked off its summer services this past Sunday at Pell City Lakeside Park, and released a schedule of speakers for the next six weeks.
In February 2019, Jon Glass accepted the call to pastor Cropwell Baptist, a church that has ministered to the Coosa Valley area since 1888. Jon and Matthea are parents of six children; a son was still-born – a grief he shared with me over lunch one day. Glass commented that his and Matthea’s…
The play, “Victory of the Cross,” written by Loretta Brasher and Denisha Clark, mother and daughter, will start at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 20. Doors to the church in Pell City will open at 5.
PELL CITY -- Eden Westside Baptist Church in Pell City is holding a special “Turn Your Radio On” singing Sunday, March 24.
Someone took me to task for what I thought was a harmless quip. In a tongue-in-cheek article about how we Baptists “steal” pastors from one another, I remarked that, though it’s a flawed system, God seems to help us through it most of the time.
“Can a Christian drink alcohol? Can a Christian attend a gay wedding? Can a Christian celebrate Halloween? Can single Christians of the opposite sex share a room on a road trip? Should a Christian use birth control? Can I attend a funeral of another religion or celebrate Christmas eve mass at a Catholic church?”