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Florida Church Bans Children From Service To Keep Registered Sex Offender Pastor

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 […]

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How to Build Community in the Black Church? (GT Connext)

How to Build Community in the Black Church? (GT Connext)

Is “Discipleship” a Lost Art? We posed this question along with others about building “community” in the Black Church to an esteemed panel of church leaders including: Mika Edmondson, Moderator • Writer & Ordained Baptist minister • Doctoral Candidate, Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI)   Pastor Teddy Ceasar • Serves 7,000 Members […]

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Change the Way You Think About Purity

Change the Way You Think About Purity

Publisher’s Note: Louis Pollard shares some great insights to help us think about the real meaning of purity. Purity is not a badge we put on people who don’t do certain things. As Louis so aptly says, purity is our right response to Christ’s work on the cross. Enjoy! Louis Pollard III is the Youth […]

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Pastor Mark Driscoll’s Vivid New Book On Sex Divides Christians

Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of the Seattle-area megachurch Mars Hill Church, is sparking conroversy with the content and direction of his newest book, “Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship and Life Together.” The book, written by Driscoll and his wife, Grace, seeks to “compel married couples to have important conversations about important things.” The couple discusses […]

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