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Smokie Norful to release first book
Sunday, August 20, 2017
When the pressure of life seems to boil over — and it does for everyone — Pastor and Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful has one piece of advice: take the lid off. This concept was inspired by watching his grandmother make her signature dish of sweet rice. When the heat got too high, the pot began hissing and boiling over like it was about to
When white supremacists come to town
Thursday, August 17, 2017
I live in Charlottesville, Virginia. You may have heard of it. You may have seen my city on the news or on your Twitter feed after several white nationalist and white supremacist groups converged on our downtown park to protest the potential removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. You likely have seen the images of confederate flags and swastikas, protesters
BOOK: An authorís journey to healing
Friday, August 11, 2017
Shielded by God’s Power: The Survival Kit: Surviving Satanic Forces By Ivy Christian Xlibris Publishing Company Born in an era where children were to be seen and never heard, Christian learned early on that she was viewed as unlovable and unwanted, except as a punching bag and a scapegoat for all things wrong – real or imagined – in her
NY Times op-ed spurs discussion of race, the SBC
Monday, August 7, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A black Oklahoma minister's New York Times op-ed "renouncing his ordination in the Southern Baptist Convention" has drawn responses from a range of African- Americans who say they will continue to cooperate with the convention as it pursues racial reconciliation. Meanwhile, the op-ed's author, Lawrence Ware, explained his views in
Why I'm staying in the Southern Baptist Convention
Monday, August 7, 2017
ATLANTA – In mid-July, I read an article published in The New York Times by a black brother in the Gospel named Lawrence Ware titled, "Why I'm leaving the Southern Baptist Convention." As I read it, I recognized many of his feelings of frustration, angst and disgust, particularly at what I considered to be needless semantical gymnastics around that

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Smokie Norful to release first book

When the pressure of life seems to boil over — and it does for everyone — Pastor and

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Donít go blind because of cost

Why would someone see an eye doctor when they have no symptoms? The truth is, some of the