The 1971 classic hit may have summed it up best with â€œWhat\’s Going On?â€ On the heels of a polarized election, it\’s a relevant question sinceâ€”even though the election is over, America’s charged political civil war continues. What\’s going on with the church and politics? â€œThe church has a responsibility to bring to bear the […]
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The 2012 Election is over. President Barack Obama won 303 electoral votes (of the required 270) and whileÂ 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 […]
It\’s no secret that Black voters usually vote Democrat. From 1936 to 1960, about 70% of Black voters gave their nod to the Democratic Presidential candidate. From 1960 to 2004, that number jumped to 88% and in 2004, President Obama garned a staggering 97% of the Black vote. But, this election season many Christians who […]
EDITORIAL SUBMITTED BYÂ 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 â€œnext stepâ€ needs to be. This King is free from evil. He does not have one negative thought about anyone […]
In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 31st theÂ Black clergy group,Â 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 […]
Recently, Chick-fil-AÂ launched an ad that angered many, including the mayor of Boston, ThomasÂ 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 […]
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 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!
This editorial was written by Mika Edmondson, doctoral student at Calvin Theological Seminary. See full bio below. Like a whirlwind, he and his entourage blow in 45 minutes late for service. After the pastor hands him the mic, he makes his political pitch to the congregation peppered with religious clichÃ©s and out-of-context scriptures. Of course, […]
This editorial, “Light Behind the Walls” was submitted by Irving W. Telfair, State Prison, Helena, Georgia. To read the Gospel Today article, “The Newest Plague in the Land: Incarceration”, please order the September/October 2011 issue of Gospel Today here. Dear Gospel Today,Â Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who orders our […]
On Monday, September 26 at 7:30 pm EST, President Barack Obama’s interview regarding how TheÂ AmericanÂ Jobs Act will impact African Americans will air on BET. The President is expected to talk specifically about how this legislation will affect African Americans.Â Emmy-Award winning news journalist Emmett Miller conducts the one-on-one interview. Here is a fact-sheet from the White […]
Mayor Bloomberg: “You Can’t Kick God Out of America” – Obama & Giuliani Quote from Scripture at 9/11 Memorial
On Sunday, September 11, 2011 America and the world paused to remember the historic and tragic terrorist attacks that befell America. Among the premier memorial events was one that Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City organized led by President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Christie, former NY Governor George Pataki, former New Jersey Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Mayor Bloomberg and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Notably, Bloomberg's program excluded any clergy leading many to question the decision and some to protest--"Was America trying to kick God out" of this watershed moment in our nation's history?
Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West\'s 18-city â€œPoverty Tour: A Call to Conscience,â€ was implemented to focus President Barack Obama's attention on the plight of America's poor peopleâ€”particularly African Americans, whose jobless rate exceeds 15 percent.