Showing posts from September, 2013

90 Year Old Pastor Dies During His Sermon Sunday Afternoon!

A Chicago pastor dies during his sermon Sunday afternoon at Christ Temple Church. Bishop D. Rayford Bell collapsed just ten minutes after he began his homily. He had been pastor and then senior pastor of the church since 1958. He was also a Chicago Police Department chaplain and the founder of a Chicago Bible College and a church in Joliet.

His church says that the 90 year old preacher has preached the Gospel from the street corners of Chicago to 49 states in America, over 50 countries, on all five inhabited continents, and to the isles of the sea. His chief joy continues to be the opportunity to share the life of Jesus Christ with someone. The sentiments of his heart play almost like the lyrics of a song which says, “if I can help somebody as I travel along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can tell somebody that he is traveling wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.”RIP Brother Bell!

Four Gay Men Are Trying To Force All Funeral Directors And Coroners To Recognize Same-sex Marriage That's Performed In Other States???

Because homosexual marriage is illegal in Ohio is the reasoning for a new lawsuit by four men.   Four homosexual men are  trying to force all funeral directors and coroners in the state of Ohio to recognize same-sex marriage that's performed in other states.

 The four men states that they  have found that when they die they will not be acknowledged as a couples by the state.  

First Ever Online Orthodox Christian Cooking Show Launched!

How about that! Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Buffalo, NY has launched what they claim to be the first ever Orthodox Christian Cooking Show. "We are planning to publish at least one video along with the recipe on our website every Tuesday." - said Father Volodymyr Zablotskyy, the acting rector of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Buffalo, NY.

Press Release Here!

Breaking News Local Memphis TN Minister Has Intentionally Passed On HIV To Perhaps Over 100 Women???

Lord have mercy why would anyone intentionally hurt others? According to  Thaddeus Matthew Facebook page a local minister in the Memphis   area is being accused of intentionally infecting over 100 women with HIV. The man of God in question was arrested and charged last year with Criminal HIV Exposure and released on a $30,000 bond. Jesus help us!

Jesus Take The Wheel: Apostel Bill Adkins The Founder And Senior Pastor Of Greater Imani Church In Memphis, TN. Has Been Called Out By His Illegitimate Daughter?!??!

This has got to be one of  the most painful yet powerful letters I believe I have ever read in my life. Kudo's and high five to this young lady for having the courage to put her biological father on blast for choosing not to be part of her life.

"There is a crisis of character and personal integrity in America. Fueled by immorality and spiritual decay; it is the root cause of violence, selfishness, greed, materialism, infidelity, and all manner of evil. In short, people are forgetting God and abandoning our fundamental beliefs." ~ Dr. Bill Adkins

Lord Have Mercy: Family Robs Church Then Have The Nerve To Sells Items In A Yard Sale Less Than A Block Away!

This is disturbing to say the least.  ABC News reported that a mother-father-daughter trio allegedly robbed church items and sold the stolen goods in a yard sale at their home in Slidell, Louisiana.  

Forget The Usher Board It's Time For The Local Church To Hire Trained "ARMED" Security Guards???

I never ever thought the day would come when Me, Myself and I would be advocating, erecting metal detectors at all church entrances along with trained armed security guards in the church house.

 I have changed my mind about the church taking up arms to protect itself from the evils of this world. After reading about the pastor that was gunned down while preaching in church Friday night, and the suspected gunman later arrested after surrendering to police. I believe that God expects us to be prepared and to protect ourselves from the evils of this world.

Jesus Take The Wheel: There's No Hell Book Author And Former Pastor Rob Bell 'Will Talk About God’ On Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Super Soul Sunday’!

Lord have mercy! Controversial Christian author and former megachurch pastor Rob Bell will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview in an upcoming episode of her spirituality-theme program “Super Soul Sunday.”

I'm aware that a large segment of the country don't believe in a literal place called Hell that burns with fire and brimstone (Revelation 21:8), where all who die in their sins without Jesus Christ go to be punished for all eternity. I'm not one of them.  With that said, I know Rob Bell has a target audience which doesn't include me, and I wish him well in reaching out to them.

Sadly, there are countless people who twist the Scriptures in an attempt to teach that Hell is not what the Bible says it is... a place of flaming torment.

Bell’s latest book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About God,” has been listed as the first recommended title in “Oprah’s Super Soulful Book of the Month” club.

France Bans Children's Beauty Contest to Curb Sexualization!

Way to go France! It’s about time someone had the nerve to put an age limit on these out of control “beauty pageant’” Little girls should not be someone's fantasy nor should they be seen as sex symbols..

France on Wednesday voted to ban child beauty pageants in a bid to curb the hypersexualization of children. The new law decrees it illegal for anyone to organize a beauty pageant for under-16-year-olds, with a penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine equivalent to €30,000 (about $40,640).

French Sen. Chantal Jouanno, who authored the report “Against Hyper-Sexualisation: A New Fight For Equality,” proposed an amendment to an equality bill introduced by Women’s Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. Jouanno said, “Let’s not let our daughters think from such a young age that they will be judged according to their appearance. Let’s not let commercial interest impact on social interest.”

 The amendment received 196 votes for and 146 against. But an amendment pushing for better regula…

Jesus Take The Wheel: Pastor Rick Warren Have Infuriate Some In The Asian American Christian Community!

Lord have mercy! Several Asian American Christians are upset with Megachurch pastor Rick Warren. The Megachurch pastor is receiving  backlash from Asian American Christians after he posted a Facebook photo depicting a Red Guard during China’s Cultural Revolution. The caption read on Monday (Sept 23).

 “The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day,”

 Several Asian American Christians commented and blogged that the photo was distasteful.

Hungry Planet: What A Week Of Groceries Looks Like Around The World??

This is a very interesting look at what a week of groceries look like from around the world.  You'll be surprised at the differences!! Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision traveled the world exploring how the eating habits differ from country to country and presented their results in a photo album, called Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.

The wife and husband’s team visited 24 different countries and 30 families to photograph them at home, at the market, and surrounded by their weekly food supplies. Apart from being interesting and educative, the project brings up some social issues.

 The exposed weekly grocery list provides information not only about dietary habits, but also about health, economy, lifestyle, etc. It also clearly shows the division between the first world and the developing countries. Interestingly, less affluent families eat more nutritious food than those who could actually afford it. On the contrary, more economically stable families eat more processed food, w…

Was Issa Rae "Crips4Christ" Video A Diss To Christian Rap Artists???

I get the purpose of the video!

The Christian Rap Community ain't feeling Issa Rae "CHRIST WALK" video the latest video released from her web series "The Choir".  In the latest episode Ms. Rae debuted a new song she coin "CHRIST  WALK ” which has not gone over well with the GOSPEL RAP crowd.   The song and video is part of  her satirical web series where she put a spotlight on stereotypical "church folk" who say they believe in God yet don't walk in the light.  Article Here!

Army To Ban Tattoos!

This is nothing new, and as far as I'm aware, these regulations were already present.

The U.S. Army will announce new restrictions on tattoos in a forthcoming update to regulations on the appearance of soldiers. New U.S. Army recruits will not be permitted to sport tattoos below their elbows and knees or above their necklines, according to a new report from a military publication. Article Here!

Good News: For Those Who Have Had Bad Church Experience There's A New Church That's Design Especially For You???

I have never understood why people with such disdain for the Church enter the pastorate.

Have you had a bad church experience? Are you looking for a church home that offers shorter services modern and contemporary worship music, at times featuring songs from Maroon 5 and Katy Perry and  A pastor, not a preacher?

If so Tony Crank the senior pastor of " The One Love Church" in North Eugene said his church is just what you need.

Pastor Crank said he recently been embracing the philosophy that going to church simply sucks. And that One Love wants to become a new church where people who have had bad church experiences in the past can go to reconnect with their faith. 

Good News: Family Hosts 200 Homeless People for Dinner After Daughter’s Wedding Gets Called Off!

This is awesome! When an engaged couple calls off the wedding, it is usually a time of sadness and anger. But one family in Atlanta found a way to turn a terrible situation into a beautiful one. Carol and Willie Fowler’s daughter Tamara was set to get married at the Villa Christina catering hall, when the wedding was called off just 40 days before the event.

Initially the Fowlers were upset to hear that the lavish gathering they had planned and paid for was not going to happen. Then they had a genius and generous idea: They invited 200 of the city’s homeless to feast on the four-course meal that would have been part of Tamara’s wedding reception. Rest Here! 

New Reality Show to Feature Lavish Lifestyle Of Millionaire Gospel Musician Ben Tankard With The Theme And Idea: 'That God Wanted Us to Be Rich’!

A new reality show is set to launch this fall featuring Gospel musician Ben Tankard and his blended family, who claim that they were called by God to be rich. According to the below clip this is what abundant living in Christ mean.  To some this seems to be the primary reason Jesus came from heaven was to give abundant living and life in material things to us.

Ben Tankard is a best-selling jazz musician, who has won 12 Stellar awards for his instrumental Gospel albums, and has received multiple Dove and Grammy nominations. The Nashville-based musician is now poised to have his own reality show called Thicker Than Water, which will give viewers a glimpse into his lavish lifestyle. Ben Tankard  is part of Bill Winston Ministry. 

Jesus Take The Wheel: The New Christian Trend Among " 'SOME' White Evangelicals" Adopting Black Babies???

"IF you attend an evangelical church these days, there’s a good chance you'll hear about the “orphan crisis” affecting millions of children around the world. These Christian advocates of transnational adoption will often say that some 150 million children need homes — though that figure, derived from a Unicef report, includes not only parentless children, but also those who have lost only one parent, and orphans who live with relatives".......Rest Here!
When I first read the above article about the new movement under foot for transnational adoption among a significant number of "White Evangelical Christian Families", I was shocked to say the least.

The article so reminds me of the  April broadcast of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show.... In which she had a young lady on the show from Ethiopia who shared her horrible story of being illegally adopted by a family in the United States.

The young lady said that she was told that she and her two younger sisters were …

Shekinah Glory Ministry’s Kim Stratton Is A Powerhouse!

This is the voice right here. Shekinah Glory Ministry is known around the globe for its signature praise and worship anthems like “Praise Is What I Do,” “Yes,” “Just For Me” and “Jesus.” However, the acclaimed aggregation is offering its listening audience a unique new dimension to praise and worship with the new single “Broken” that emanates from its latest Top 10 CD and companion DVD “Surrender” that are available on iTunes, Amazonmp3 and in brick and mortar retail chains everywhere.

“It was my story and the stories of a lot of other church leaders,” says veteran gospel singer Kim Stratton who wrote the song and sings it on the project. “I combined my story and their stories to make this story. Many times, leaders give everything they have for the sake of ministry and then we go home empty.”

That’s what happened to the Chicago native who hit the musical scene with her 1994 debut CD “I’m In This Place” which earned Stellar, Dove and Grammy Award nominations. Ever since then, Stratto…

Congratulation To The Late Great Ray Charles Who Will Be Honored With A Forever Postage Stamp Monday September 23.

According to EURweb The late great entertainer extraordinaire Ray Charles will be honored with a Ray Charles Forever postage stamp on Monday September 23rd which would have been his 83rd birthday.

As part of its Music Icons Forever series, the U.S. Postal Service will be unveiling the stamp hosted by the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Bishop Clarence McClendon Defends Having A Christian ‘Entourage’!

During a recent press release Bishop Clarence McClendon felt the need to defend his need for an entourage.

 “I don't have an entourage I have trained ministers that travel with me.”   Article Here!

Lord Have Mercy Deitrick Haddon Had To Chastise Some Of His Fans And Followers On Facebook.

People need to practice restraint when it comes to commenting on other peoples' pages especially when it's negative and nasty.   The below picture is a pic of Deitrick Haddon new which he Deitrick uploaded to his Facebook page the other day, need I say any more. All hell has broken loose in his comment section under the pic. And because of all the hateful comment Deitrick had to come in  and do a little house cleaning.

"Dear saints, If you've never made a mistake in life, If you've never failed at anything then you reserve the right to judge me & others!!! However, if you've failed and somehow overcame your weakness & you STILL speak on others as if you had or have no faults, It's utterly PATHETIC!!! Breaking News: If you're on my FB page to judge me or anyone else please simply UNFOLLOW me today!!! I don't care if my followers are down to 2 people, as long as they are respectful to one another, forgive each other & show love, …

Jesus Take The Wheel: California Teen Named Nation’s First Transgender Homecoming Queen???

In what is being described as the first known event of its kind, a transgendered teen was named as her high school’s homecoming queen on Friday.

Article Here!

Breaking News Need All Prayer Warriors: Pastor Henry Blackaby Author Of Experiencing God Is Missing In The Atlanta Area???

I love Henry Blackaby Experiencing God books!
URGENT!! The Blackaby family requests your prayers for Dr. Henry Blackaby in the midst of difficult circumstances at this moment. Henry has been missing since 4:00pm yesterday (Thursday) in the South Atlanta area.

He was driving a black Lincoln sedan. Please pray for him to be found and if you are in the Atlanta area, please be on the lookout for Henry or his car along the roadside. Please check the BMI Home page for updates. Thank you for your partnership in prayer! PRAYING NOW!! update: Mr Blackaby have been found safe!

Blind Item Of The Day: Who's The MegaChurch Pastor With A Chick On The Side???

Lord have mercy somebody done caused anger to rise up in gospel great Yolanda Adams.  According to reports during a recent “Yolanda’s Take” segment that airs during her nationally syndicated program, The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, she noted that “Even Jesus whooped those folk out the temple” and had no problems telling it like it ‘tis.

Adams’ discourse began while addressing a letter sent in by a woman who has been dating a divorced mega pastor for the past two months, who still claims to be in love with his ex-wife. Not only that, but the pastor caught between two loves has popped the question, moved the new woman into his estate, before ever publicizing the new relationship.

 Yolanda, I have a question:
 Me and my man have been dating for a couple of months and he says he’s still in love with his ex-wife, but then he says he loves us both equally and he still talks to her. Should I leave or should I stay? He is the pastor of a local mega church and people don’t even know we are in …

Jesus Take The Wheel: Abortion Practitioner Failed to Report The Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl???

Let me get this right! A abortion clinic isn't in trouble with the law  for performing an abortion......they are in trouble for not reporting that a child was molested and in need of an abortion. Lord have mercy how in the world could a clinic have missed that little tad bit of information.

An abortion practitioner in Fort Wayne, Ind., is facing legal complaints
after failing to properly report the abortion of a 13-year-old patient. The Allen County Right to Life (ACRTL) filed complaints with the Indiana Attorney General’s office and the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against Dr. Ulrich Klopfer of the Fort Wayne Women’s Health Organization abortion facility, reports News-Sentinel.

Is Sex Before Marriage The Top Reason For The High Abortion Rate In The Black Community???

Do the above sign make you feel uneasy? If so, then the sign is doing its intended purpose according to this church in Raleigh North Carolina.  Some say it's a proven fact that more black babies are aborted when a couple is not married. I tend to agree with the statement and the sign. What's your thoughts? Agree or Disagree?

Question Of The Day: Will The Black Church Or The Black Community Every Be Ready For This?

The debate and fury over the same sex marriage rages on.  Will same-sex marriages ever be sanctioned by the Christian Church?

What Do Ya'll Think? Sho Baraka Is Questioning Meek Mill Team Over His New Album Cover! Is It Copyright Infringement???

Sho Baraka took to his Facebook and twitter pages today in questioning Meek Mill new album cover:
 "I'm not saying he intentionally did it but someone on his team could have done better research." Is it copyright infringement?

Kirk Franklin Where You At? Gospel Music In A Catsuit!

First thing first kudos and high five to CeCe Winans song "Alabaster Box" for getting exposed to a different kind of market last week on the X Factor.  Love that song!

X Factor contestant Lille/Nicole is a Christian that's hoping her audition song, a powerful cover of CeCe Winans “Alabaster Box” will get her notice in the gospel music business. Lillie/Nicole says this is the type of music she’d like to pursue. Lillie describes her sound as “Mary Mary vs. Bruno Mars" 
Although I’m in the secular world singing secular music, my objective is to go into the gospel, but gospel as it’s never been known before. I'm not going to take off my Catsuit if I feel like wearing it. I want to show the young kids that you can have a party and really get down with the gospel. So the type of music I'm hearing in my head is something that hasn't been released before. Hopefully I’ll find a product that can get in and unravel my thoughts, and get it onto tape.” Don't get …

Miss America 2014 The First Indian Descent Winner Comes Under Attack!

Sunday night, Beautiful Nina Davuluri  was crowned as the new Miss America for 2014.  The crowning of Miss New York Nina Davuluri set off a firestorm of hateful comments via social media.  Most of the vile and hateful comments that were posted surrounded the new Miss America  religious belief.

Many people on social media mistake her for being Muslim, it’s believed that the new Miss America Nina Davuluri is Hindi.  As far as her race and ethnicity, her family is from the country of India. In fact, she became the first Miss America of Indian descent. She was born in the United States, so her nationality is American.

Some felt the real Miss America was Ms Kansas.....I wonder why?Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
“I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”  The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first co…

A Christian Organization Is Calling For A Boycott Of Betty Crocker Over Their Support for Homosexual ‘Marriage’??

Tony Perkins and his organization is calling for a national boycott of the iconic dessert mix company Betty Crocker for its support of homosexual marriage. In July of this year, after the state of Minnesota legalized same-sex unions, the company donated custom cakes to three homosexual twosomes for their “wedding” reception. Company spokesperson Laura Forero told Minnesota Public Radio that the image of Betty is continually undergoing an evolution, but that Betty Crocker is committed to “diversity” and “inclusion.” “Celebrating these three families today seemed very appropriate as Betty celebrates all families,” she stated. Article Here!

I am so tired of people yelling 'boycott' every time a corporation decides what or who they want to support.   If I like a product I will buy it. If I don't like it - I won't.