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Faith is a verb
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Scripture says you should live your life in such a way that those around you can see the Jesus in you. “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) I know that sounds good, but what does it really mean? The only explanation that works for me is the one
Evangelical leaders gather for 'solemn assembly'
Thursday, September 29, 2016
DALLAS – Some of the nation's most recognizable evangelical leaders are rolling out a three-pronged plan designed to call Christians, across denominational and racial lines, to a new age of spiritual awakening. Nearly a dozen pastors and teachers stood shoulder to shoulder in Dallas Sept. 21 for The Gathering 2016 at GateWay Church, a
4th Circuit upholds freedom to pray for NC county
Friday, September 23, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday to uphold a North Carolina county’s prayer policy. ADF attorneys were co-counsel in the case and were also the attorneys behind the 2014 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece v. Galloway that upheld prayer at public meetings, which the 4th Circuit cited as critical
2016 study of pastor salaries, benefits
Friday, September 23, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members has exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past two years. However, health insurance coverage continues to decline, according to the 2016 SBC Church Compensation Study. The biannual study is a joint project of state Baptist conventions, GuideStone Financial
Flood rescue transcended race, age and disability
Thursday, September 15, 2016
EAST BATON ROUGE, La. – Mary Cupit, 81, awoke to banging on her bedroom window during the early hours as Chad Tyrone, a new neighbor, knocked frantically to warn of encroaching floodwater. By the time Mary roused her caregiver – her deaf brother Donald Cupit, 73 – he only had time to throw on some clothes and grab his wallet and keys
Poll: skip endorsements in church
Thursday, September 15, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Since the 1950s, the IRS has banned preachers from endorsing candidates during church services. According to a new study, most Americans seem to like it that way. Eight in 10 (79 percent) say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church. Three-quarters say churches should steer clear of endorsements. Yet fewer
Adultery, divorce & the believer
Friday, September 9, 2016
She sat in my office and tearfully told me she was leaving seminary to go fight for her marriage. This promising student, let's call her Shari, had discovered her husband was the epitome of unfaithfulness. The details are not important other than to say it involved adultery, deceit, an unplanned pregnancy and a wounding that cut to the core of her being.

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Faith is a verb

Scripture says you should live your life in such a way that those around you can see the Jesus

Does ECSU have a new women’s coach?

CC heard a wild rumor last weekend. We overheard – OK we were eavesdropping –

Susan B. Komen sets funding to breast cancer research

DALLAS – Building on its bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in