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  • Real joy real leadership
    Fake joy is not real leadership
    Whatever your leadership structure (elder, deacon, solo pastor), the church desperately needs to be led and shepherded in joy. Not that perfect teeth, perfect suit, “there is nothing ever wrong in my life” fake joy that quite often...
  • Is your church focused on prayer or money?
    Is your church focused on prayer or money?
    Throughout history the church has had a battle between being focused on prayer or money. Some people are suspicious or selfish and give little or nothing and others give generously to the world’s most important enterprise. What is the right...
  • Church Soup Kitchen
    What Is Good about Being a Christian?
    Many today look down upon those of us who attend church and proclaim ourselves as Christian. And many of us ‘insiders’ have at times been ashamed to tell others that we are church members. But it is good to have a little pride in our...
  • The Genesis Project
    From former strip club, pastor declares 'We're standing on holy ground'
    From breaking up fights between rival gang members as a youth pastor toplanting a “church” in a strip club at age 50, Pastor Rob Cowles is – in hiswords – an unconventional, hippie preacher married to a woman who didn't...
  • Chuck Cunningham
    Chuck Cunningham celebrates 'Black History Month' with amazing soul food
    On Feb. 25, 2015, members and guests of Church of the Cross celebrated "National African American History Month" by enjoying soul food prepared by Chuck Cunningham. The event took place in Fort Myers, Florida.Pastor Bud and others spoke...
  • Lake Worth Code Enforcement
    Lake Worth code enforcement up to its old tricks
    Yesterday, February 22, 2015, members of the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County showed up to see how they could help with a local church's fight with the City of Lake Worth over licensing. The Common Ground church borrows space from the...
  • Church vs. Payday Loans
    The Church Takes on Payday Loans
    On one mile of the Atlanta Highway in Montgomery, Ala., more than a dozen stores offer payday loans or cash on a car title, or they let you pawn a ring. Easy Money , Consistently Money, TitleBucks: They remind the Reverend Shannon Webster."To...
  • Church, the body, as a refuge
    Offenses, bitterness, and the course of life
    Atlanta boasts some of the most beautiful gardens. The Green City, as she is also known is home to numerous churches as part of the Bible Belt. Of course, I would dare say that many have begun due to differences that led to offenses and ultimately...
  • Eleusian relief
    Wiccan Church celebrating 30th Spring Mysteries Festival in April
    In a press release on PRWeb on Feb. 10, 2015, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church of Wicca (ATC) announced it will be celebrating the 30th Spring Mysteries Festival. The celebration is scheduled for April 2-5, at Fort Flagler, Washington. The price of...
  • The Homeless Man
    The Homeless Man
    Isaiah 61:1-2, (AMP)“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to...
  • Christ Child
    Christmas morning at St. Agnes Catholic Church
    This column’s December 18th post touched on Louisville’s historic St. Agnes Catholic Church and its early-December celebration of The Immaculate Conception. Of course, one week subsequent to that article, the church opened its doors...
  • Fire Damages Queens Church
    Fire rips through Queens Catholic Church hours before Sunday Mass
    A fire ripped through a Queens Catholic Church Sunday morning, canceling Mass for the residents of Corona. The two-alarm blaze occurred sometime before 6 a.m., stopping the church’s clock tower approximately five minutes after the call for...
  • Don't judge a book by its cover
    The appearance of the church
    Not every person battling addiction is on the street. Not every person on the street is an addict. Labels are dangerous on every level; simply because it means that we are judging someone from their outward appearance and missing their inward...
  • Preparation for New Year's Eve
    What are you doing for New Year's Eve?
    What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? There will be parties given in clubs; houses and banquet halls…There will be church services and all types of gatherings. People will be celebrating all over; watching ‘the ball’ drop...
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
    St. Agnes Catholic Church and Mass on a Marian holy day
    Charleston, South Carolina celebrates a so-called “Rainbow Row,” a group of thirteen colorful homes that face the Charleston Harbor. Though not as colorful as Charleston’s Rainbow Row, Louisville does have a unique cluster of its...