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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 what President Obama said about how his Christian faith influenced his change of perspective on same-sex marriage and weigh-in!
If you were looking forward to seeing Jonathan Butler, CeCe Winans, and Kirk Whalum forÂ The Smooth Jazz Cruise Presents The Apostles of Gospel Tour, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Tour organizers have postponed the tour temporarily. To visit the tour’s official website, visitÂ http://www.apostlesofgospel.com/
In November 2011, Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church in Chicago, IL decided to take a stand against gun violence after seeing too many funerals of young men shot down in his South Chicago neighborhood. Across the street from his church there is a run-down motel that has long been a blight on the […]
The Miami New Times reports that a Jacksonville, FL church has banned children from services, a legal and precautionary measure to keep their pastor, a convicted sex offender, in the pulpit. Because a court has ruled Pastor Darrell Gilyard is not allowed to have “unsupervised contact with children under 18 years old” after Gilyard pleaded […]
MARCH/APRIL 2012 ISSUE OF GOSPEL TODAY FEATURES DR. R.A. VERNON\’S WORK TO TRANSFORM A CITY Mary Mary Chats With Gospel Today About Reality Series On WEtv Hollywood Heartthrob Blair Underwood Shares About His Role In The New Film From Bishop T.D. Jakes Nashville, TN–GOSPEL TODAY continues its successful year with the release of its March/April […]
Editorial by Pastor Patrick E. Winfield, II, Campus Pastor, The Potter\’s House of Ft. WorthÂ Many of the world\’s problems have the same origin: pride, lust and greed. These are issues of humanity in any historical period and the Bible goes to great lengths to address them. Morality must have a center and a slate […]
Last month, a South Carolina judge ruled that New Beginnings Baptist Church is the rightful owner of the property on which the Redneck Shop operates, the Associated Press reports. The Redneck Shop sells Ku Klux Klan robes and t-shirts with racial slurs on them. The store has been in operation since 1996, in an old […]
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After months of discussion about who would succeed Zachery Tims as Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, the New Destiny Board of Regents and Board of Directors announced this week that Pastor Paula White, Co-founder and Pastor of Without Walls International Church in Tampa will be the new Senior Pastor of the Apopka, FL mega-church, […]