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 […]
Today we remember the life of a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He fought for the equality of people across racial, cultural, and ethnic lines. He pushed so that people would be judged by their merit and their character, rather than the amount of melanin in their skin. And though some nowadays try […]
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 […]
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 â€¢ Writer & Ordained Baptist minister â€¢ Doctoral Candidate, Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI) Pastor Teddy Ceasar â€¢ Serves 7,000 Members […]
New Year’s Eve is a festive and important time of thanksgiving, consecration and optimism, especially in the African American Church community. Thousands of churches will host worship gatherings that go well into the New Year complete with tambourines, dancing and shouts of thanksgiving for a New Year! The Pastor will bring a prophetic message that […]
This editorial was written by Mika Edmondson, doctoral student at Calvin Theological Seminary. See full bio below. Don\’t get me wrong. I love good pastors and there are many out there. We should do more to support and honor them. (see 1 Timothy 5:17) But you know the scenario. A local pastor is caught in […]
This editorial was written by Michelle R. Peele, aÂ freelance writer and founder of the grassroots organization P.A.S.T.O.R.S.; an entity that focuses on preserving and protecting the legacy of our Shepherds and their Faith Communities. Follow her on Twitter, here. Some years ago, I had the opportunity to sit in the presence of an incredibly anointed […]
During the week of December 6-9, 2011, CNBC will convene its annual â€œConsultationâ€ at the Marriott Hotel in Richmond, VA., to address a number of concerns that are plaguing the African American community. However, at the top of the agenda will be incarceration.
There has been a drastic reduction in the number of people attending church on Sunday. Why is this?
A recent article has caused tempers to flare and emails to fly. The Black Church: How Black Churches Keep African American Women Single and Lonely by Deborah Cooper purports that the black church is at fault for so many black women being single and lonely; it says that black women place too much faith in […]