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Who’s Representing for Our Youth?

Who’s Representing for Our Youth?

At gatherings, water coolers and think tanks all across this country, there are intense debates about what to do or better yet how to handle what appears with the natural eye to be a downward spiral amongst today’s youth. If one were to look at the statistics alone, it would be easy to get discouraged […]

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Unity, Pentecost & the Coming Revival

Unity, Pentecost & the Coming Revival

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said,“you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come […]

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Make Room for the Millennials

Make Room for the Millennials

Leave your big hat on the shelf. No suit or tie required. Where we are going is nothing like the pictures of “old school church” you see posted for throw-back Thursday. This is the new day of the millennials. These worshippers don’t “church” like Baby Boomers and Generation X. So, they need us to move […]

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Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. on The Reconciled Church

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. on The Reconciled Church

On Thursday, January 15, approximately 150 church leaders from the major denominations met at The Potter’s House to begin a conversation on The Reconciled Church. Representing over 43 million Christians, these leaders convened at the behest of Bishop T. D. Jakes, Dr. James K. Robison, and I. The objective was to begin a solution-focused dialogue […]

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4 Reasons Your Church Should Be Able to Kick Your Pastor Out

4 Reasons Your Church Should Be Able to Kick Your Pastor Out

In the past few days, the national news has been abuzz with the story of Juan Demetrius McFarland, the now former pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. McFarland reportedly confirmed allegations that he “concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist church […]

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The Altar of Expediency

The Altar of Expediency

Today’s complacency is tomorrow’s captivity. We cannot be complacent in these troubled times. As 21st century American Christ followers, we cannot deny that we live in difficult times: times of great moral relativism, cultural decadence, spiritual apathy, and ecclesiastical lukewarmness. For many, the obituary of American Bible-believing, Christ-centered Christianity seems for all practical purposes written […]

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When the World Pulls the Blankets Off

When the World Pulls the Blankets Off

Jonah lived under King Jeroboam II in the Northern Kingdom, whose regime was rebellious. Jonah had a rebellious streak and might have been influenced by his culture. Nineveh was an intimidating place to go. This Assyrian capital was the largest city in the world at the time (estimated population of 1.5 million), and its people […]

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Passover: The True “Easter” Celebration

Passover: The True “Easter” Celebration

For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. (I Corinthians 5:7) In many circles, you’ll hear Christians say some variation of, “Happy Easter? We celebrate Resurrection Day!” Personally, I have no problem saying “Happy Easter” seeing as we say “Merry Christmas” and let’s face it: the two are equally pagan in nature. When we […]

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All Things Gospel & More

All Things Gospel & More

The “Gospel” has become a subjective term. Kidnapped by interpretive geniuses that turn its message into a commercial commodity. It is a common marketing tool to start with bestselling features for a product, in this case the gospel, to entice consumers to purchase goods or services. It seems the hook of grace and promise of prosperity draw […]

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