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Lecrae to be published by Lifeway
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae has signed a book deal with B&H Publishing Group of LifeWay Christian Resources. Releasing in May 2016, the book will be titled "Unashamed" and will discuss details of his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with drugs and alcoholism, bouts of depression, and a suicide
Better Him than me
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Is it really possible to put your life in the hands of the Lord? To some modest extent, I have experienced the effect of trying to do just that. I can't say how successful I've been, but I ask the question of you because I feel obligated to share the exhilaration. Exhilaration may be a poor choice of words, but it comes close to describing the emotion
Howard gets Grace
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Florida A&M won its first MEAC Baseball Tournament since 1994. The Rattlers defeated defending champion Bethune-Cookman 8-2. Pitcher Brandon Fleming was named most outstanding performer. “We talked about winning the tournament all year long,” second-year coach Jamey Shouppe said. “The last time the Florida A&M program won the
Ship of Zion to merge with Hope Community Church
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
RALEIGH – A longstanding relationship between two Raleigh churches has turned into a new partnership. Hope Community Church announced that it is partnering with Ship of Zion, a growing inner-city fellowship in south Raleigh. Ship of Zion Pastor Chris Jones has joined Hope Community’s roster of campus pastors. Hope is a 10,000-plus member,
Change is never spare
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change. The comparison to a roller coaster seems appropriate; a frightening one at that. Life is full of twists and turns and inevitable ups and downs, with people coming and going and emotions frayed at the proverbial last nerve because of it. Life takes your plans and
Yeah, I love you, too
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I just had an experience that had me look up this previously written column. I was losing my mind as in my Christianity in the midst of going off on someone whom I believed deserved it. Fortunately for me, I remembered that the road to spiritual salvation is sometimes so obvious, so apparent, that we just miss it. Like most of Jesus' message, it doesn't
Has the church lost the fear of the Lord?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
When the word "church" is used, I'm referring to the church collectively, as a whole, rather than all churches. A few years ago, I had a conversation with a liberal pastor who suggested that these articles are written from a position of fear. I agree ... I believe that these messages are timely and urgent for the vast majority. The present condition of
Komen Foundation launches church campaign
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
RALEIGH – What better way to reach a large group of African-American women than in church? That’s the idea behind Worship in Pink, a grassroots effort to partner Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast with faith-based organizations to provide educational resources to congregations about breast cancer. “I think our biggest

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McCrory vetoes 2nd bill in as many days

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory vetoed his second bill in two days Friday, this time a

Over medicating children in foster care

On any given day, nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic

The transformation of Steph Curry

I've lived in Charlotte with my family now for the past 15 years and owned season tickets to the