Archive by category Now

“What\’s Going On, Really?”

“What\’s Going On, Really?”

The 1971 classic hit may have summed it up best with “What\’s Going On?” On the heels of a polarized election, it\’s a relevant question since—even though the election is over, America’s charged political civil war continues. What\’s going on with the church and politics? “The church has a responsibility to bring to bear the […]

Read More

5 Important Conversations Election 2012 Forced Us to Have

5 Important Conversations Election 2012 Forced Us to Have

The 2012 Election is over. President Barack Obama won 303 electoral votes (of the required 270) and while we may not have a new President of the United States, Election 2012 has certainly introduced some new conversations to the Christian community. Think back to 2008 and the conversations we were having then. There was great excitement […]

Read More

The Truth about Christianity & Politics

The Truth about Christianity & Politics

EDITORIAL SUBMITTED BY MEMORY MELODY GARDNER Use your imagination for a moment. Envision being ruled and governed by a King who is self-sustained, which means He does not need help solving problems or knowing what the “next step” needs to be. This King is free from evil. He does not have one negative thought about anyone […]

Read More

Group of Black Pastors (CAAP) Opposes President Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 31st the Black clergy group, The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) led by Rev. William Owens, President and Founder, announced at a conference their opposition towards President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. Other leaders of the nationally televised press conference included Rev. Dean Nelson, the Executive Director for the Network […]

Read More

Chick-fil-A & Same-Sex Marriage: The Fight Rages On

  Recently, Chick-fil-A launched an ad that angered many, including the mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Memino. The ad states, “One Man, One Woman. God Luvs Marig. Eat Mor Chikin.” Boston’s mayor sent a letter to the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy stating, ‘ “In recent days you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation […]

Read More

Correction: Community Calendar

Correction: Community Calendar

On page 10 of the July/August 2012 issue, we made a typo in the Community Calendar listing. The calendar incorrectly states that the name of the convention is the National Convention of Gospel Choruses and Conventions and that Bishop Hezekiah Walker is now the convention’s leader. The correct name of the convention is the National […]

Read More

Fire Demolishes Home of Pastor Brenda Timberlake

On the afternoon of July 1, 2012, Pastor Brenda Timberlake and her family were enjoying their family tradition of having dinner together when a propane explosion caused a raging fire that devastated her home. In three minutes, the entire home was demolished by raging flames. Thankfully, everyone escaped the home alive with only minor injuries […]

Read More

9 Things You Should Know about “Obamacare”

9 Things You Should Know about “Obamacare”

Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the controversial and massive piece of legislation titled, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” or colloquially, “ObamaCare” with a 5-4 vote of Supreme Court justices. In the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Gospel Today, the Health in Action column discussed “9 Things You Should Know about ‘Obamacare'”. Given […]

Read More

Fred Luter, Jr. Historically Elected First Black President of Southern Baptist Convention

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 marked a major milestone in the Southern Baptist Convention’s 167 year history, as they elected Pastor Fred Luter,. Jr. as their first black president. The organization is the largest protestant denomination in the United States. When asked for comments about the new appointment, Luter replied, “To see that God through his […]

Read More

Timeline: Creflo Dollar’s Fayette County Arrest from Daughter’s 911 Phone Call

Timeline: Creflo Dollar’s Fayette County Arrest from Daughter’s 911 Phone Call

The recent accusations against Pastor Creflo Dollar stating that he was involved in a “violent altercation” with his daughter caused quite a stir in the Christian community. Pastor Creflo Dollar was charged with simple battery, family violence, and cruelty to children. Here is a timeline of the key events including recent statements in support of […]

Read More

Marriage, Obama, & The Response of Christian Leaders (GT Connext)

The July/August 2012 issue of Gospel Today, dubbed THE TRUTH ISSUE, tackles some pretty difficult topics, including forgiveness, idolatry and tolerance. In the wake of President Obama’s comments about same-sex marriage, Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor of First Church of God (Columbus, OH), offered an excellent guest article on The Truth About Tolerance, titled […]

Read More