Showing posts from July, 2014

Church Announcement: The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.99th Annual Convention!

The Christian Education Association will kick off the 99th Annual PAW Convention in Detroit on this coming Sunday.

Nigerians Say Laying Hands On Infected People, Is Not A Cure For 'EBOLA VIRUS' Accused Pastor Of Misleading Members Of The Public!

Lord have mercy, pastors and their love of popularity and money. The Lagos State Government has warned the public to be wary of some pastors who claim to have a cure for the dreaded Ebola virus. As of now, there's no specific treatment for the virus. Efforts to help persons, who are infected include giving them either oral rehydration therapy or intravenous fluids. The disease has a high death rate: often between 50 percent and 90 percent of those who are infected with the virus.

 The Founder of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, made on his church's official Facebook page, a statement claiming he has found a solution to the deadly Ebola disease, which has killed no fewer than 670 people and infected more than 1,000 in Africa.

Ighodalo says that God’s “anointing” and the “living words of Jesus,” were all that are needed to cure the deadly disease. He is drawing inspiration from the late Canadian–American Pentecostal pastor, John D. Lake, who, according to him, cured those i…

Congratulations, Sister Rosemary, Breakthrough Moment For Black Catholic Nuns!

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s inclusion on Time magazine’s 2014 list of the world’s 100 most influential people represents a pivotal breakthrough moment for black Catholic nuns in the Atlantic world, although most people don’t realize it. Featured alongside the likes of Pope Francis and music entertainment mogul Beyoncé, Sister Rosemary is the first black nun to be named to this prestigious list of world leaders, and this fact should not be so easily overlooked.

Gay Pastor Opens Church After ‘No Love’ From Traditional Church!

Pastor Curt Thomas has opened his own church after finding there was “no love” for him in traditional worship settings. His former church forced him out when they found out he was gay and Thomas decided it was to time to start his own ministry. In 2008, the pastor who is originally from Pasadena returned to Los Angeles having served in three other churches as youth pastor.

 Before setting out to open the church known as The Renewed Church of Los Angeles, Thomas was mentored by many gifted men of God. One man in particular was Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III; it was under his tutelage that Thomas received the courage to develop his own church.Bishop Allen is the founder and senior pastor of Vision Church of Atlanta where he serves with his partner, First Gentleman Rashad Burgess (First G).

He is also the presiding bishop of the United Progressive Pentecostal Church Fellowship, which consists of leaders and ministries all joined to the same vision. It is under this covering where Renewed…

Jesus Take The Wheel: Protest Planned For The Mega-church Mars Hill Church!

Lord have mercy, former members of the Mars Hill Church plan to carry signs reading “QUESTION MARK” outside the mega-church’s Bellevue campus on Sunday morning, and deliver a message to its embattled senior minister, Mark Driscoll.

“You need to hear our case,” is how organizer Rob Smith, a former program director at the church, describes that message. “He (Driscoll) has been in an ivory tower and hears what those closest are telling. He hears what he wants to hear and that’s what they tell him.”  On Tuesday, dissenters released a controversial, vulgar 2000 proclamation from Driscoll, one that has long been deleted from the Mars Hill website.

Shout Out To Pastor Ron Carpenter!

Watch the testimony of how God put this pastor broken marriage back together.  After an announcement that rocked the International Pentecostal Holiness Church congregation last year, Ron Carpenter offered hope for reconciliation with his wife in January. In fact, Carpenter, the pastor of Redemption World Outreach Center (RWOC) in Greenville, S.C., told his church he is working with Bishop T.D. Jakes to bring restoration to his marriage.

The news came less than four months after he stood before RWOC and shared his painful journey that led his wife to check herself into a psychiatric-treatment facility. "To all you...our friends, and most of all... our 'God'... You have been most gracious and merciful," Carpenter wrote on his Facebook page. "Thank you." Watch the testimony of how God put this broken marriage back together.

Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc./TV One, LLC, Will Be Presented With The Icon Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Living Legends Foundation (LLF) today announces the 2014 honorees for its 18th Living Legends Awards Celebration. This year will mark the first time in the foundation’s 23-year history that LLF will host the event in Los Angeles.

The award show will be held on Friday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street. The LLF will honor eight distinguished individuals at this year’s event. Cathy Hughes, founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc./TV One LLC, will be presented with the Icon Lifetime Achievement Award.

2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Location!

The biggest night in Gospel music, The Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is moving to a new venue and taping date in celebration of its 30th Anniversary milestone.

The show’s producer announced today that the telecast will be taped in front of a live audience at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a new Spring production date, shifting from January to March 28, 2015.

Craigslist: Looking for Single Pastors/Ministers/Preachers for New TV Show!

A production company in Los Angeles is looking for single pastors, ministers, and preachers:  In a groundbreaking new TV project, we are looking to explore the heartfelt (and maybe sometimes humorous) stories of religious leaders looking for romance. Tell us your story!

Question: Can One Be Delivered From Transgender?

Lord have mercy, folks on Facebook are coming from the skin of the brother in the above pic. He openly testifies to being delivered from struggling with   feelings for what seems forever with being a transgender person.

Facebook: Praise the Lord!! This is my throw back Thursday picture. Deliverance is real people!!! I was on my way to a burning hell but God snatched me up right on time!!! In 07 I was a transgender, smoking, drinking, sleeping with this man, that man, any man. Cursed worse than a sailor, cuttin folks, oh but God!! *Don't let NOBODY fool you homosexuality is a sin, and it is NOT acceptable in the sight of God. You can be delivered!! I've been saved now for 3yrs and I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now!! I hope somebody is encouraged to make Jesus Christ their personal savior. As long as you're alive, its not too late. Be blessed everyone!! Thoughts?

During A Los Angeles Partner Meeting, Manasseh Jordan Invites Oral Roberts Granddaughter Christie Roberts To Sing.

At a Los Angeles partner meeting, Manasseh Jordan invites Oral Roberts granddaughter Christie Roberts to sing. Watch as the power of GOD begins to fall as Christie begins to sing "The Old Rugged Cross"........

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words:

WOW! This picture is beautiful, these kids are thriving, beautiful and well taken care of. I love how Russell Simmons always includes Kimora and Djimon's son, Kenzo, in their outing.  The moral of this story is, I wish we could all learn this art of togetherness always and no matter the circumstances.  God bless him always. Facebook!

Who's The Mysterious 'woman in black'?

Lord have mercy, I don't know what to make of this. A Facebook page has been created to track the travels and document this lady's mission. A woman in long black robes minding her own business, has been spotted roaming through multiple states, which has struck up a kind of fear in some. The woman in black, is reportedly being on a 'Biblical mission' that got some in the public not wanting  to believe, so they have taken  to following her on social media. 

Could a woman dressed in black be an angel? Some of the people that have seen a mysterious figure that fits this description are wondering if that is the case. "Where is the Mysterious Woman in Black?" popped up on Facebook on July 18 after buzz grew on the Internet over the woman who has been spotted in multiple states, including Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia.

The page collects photos snapped by passerby of the woman, who wears trailing black robes and a shawl over her head. Videos hav…

Another Open Letter Regarding Black Jesus on Adult Swim!

There's a lot of concerned coming from the black community, about the Adult Swim Network, latest venture Black Jesus that will preach a ghettoized gospel to its former Boondocks congregation.   Folks don’t find a Messiah that turns water into malt liquor entertaining. Of course there will be many people who will find Black Jesus hilarious, especially Adult Swim’s predominately white audience. So the fact that many people will find humor in the comedy is not up for discussion. After all, many white folks thought that lynchings were pretty funny!

Apostle Herman Murray Jr. Elevated By God?

Congratulations Apostle Herman Murray, Jr on your elevation from God.
The Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Inc.

Lord have mercy, so many men of God already think they are a "god", but now apparently and according to the comments under this particular pic, a bunch of other people do, too.


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!

So I see the above image of an upcoming show, on my news feed and something just doesn't sit right with me.  Is it the name of the show? The Fat Albert Wardrobe? Or, did they used the brown paper bag test, during casting?

To answer my own question, the title is what has me scratching my head, I don't like the title at all,  but I'm interested to see what it is going to be about. Considering, Laurence is one of the few brothers of culture left in the movie industry.

Help Me Understand: Clothing For Gender Non Conforming People?

"Nonconforming People" Dang, I need a dictionary to keep up with all the new terms for people these days. But, to be honest with you, I don't get it. 

Hot Topic: Is The Church Building Needed Today???

I tell you what the below comment has dominated my Facebook time line in the last couple of days. I highly encourage church attendance in the right church with the right structure in place and the right leadership. We all know that in the Old Testament, when God commanded the Tabernacle to be built, it was a place for God to dwell with the people. The people did not meet inside the Tabernacle.  Only the priests entered the Tabernacle. The people met together and worshiped God outside under the open sky. They never entered the Tabernacle or later the Temple:
"Hi - The Lord removed me from church building attendance. Increasingly, He's calling more of His people out of church buildings; however, when I was a baby Christian, I sat "under" preachers and teachers for years in church building settings . . . Do you believe that BABY Christians should attend church buildings to get foundational and other truths from preachers and teachers?" So the question is, if God d…

Jesus Take The Wheel: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words??????????

Lord, have mercy, I am trying to figure out if there are any women outside of my beautiful race that do this? I just think this look out of order. Scriptures, states "he who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD."  I think that means God reveals to a man who would be a great wife.... So for a woman to propose, seeing she is not going to be the head nor the provider... I just think it's not so good, in my opinion.

Ms. Serita Jakes Adapts Themes From Her Book "The Princess Within" To Fit The Needs Of Teen Girls!

In a new version of her bestselling book, Serita Jakes adapts themes from The Princess Within to fit the particular needs of teen girls. Both from her experience as a mother and from years in family ministry, Serita understands the struggle teen girls face to feel beautiful, in God’s eyes and their own.

In this book, she combines timeless wisdom with guidance on issues unique to today’s generation, such as the influence of social media on communication and self-esteem. With The Princess Within for Teens, Serita empowers girls to become the young women God created them to be, offering hope and a new understanding of their value in Christ.

 Through her groundbreaking debutante program for young women, First Lady Jakes has helped hundreds of girls work through personal struggles, including
 • Negative body image
 • Poor self-esteem
 • Shame
 • Fear
 • Tough friendships
 • Difficulty in communicating with parents
 • Family problems
 • Addictions
 • And more

 Now she wants to share her me…

Question, Was He Ever Saved? Rapper Hopsin Is Claiming That He Has Fallen Away From The Faith.

If true, very frightening for this young man's soul.  This story has open up a can of worms among many Christians followers on Facebook.  Much of the religious world teaches that once you are truly saved, you are saved, so you can never be lost. But, what do we make of those, like this young man who clearly depart from the faith and become fully engrossed in sin again? The million dollar question asked by folks, where the young man ever saved from the beginning?
 Anyhow, a popular rapper who once claimed to have ‘found God’ and professedly ‘hopped to Christianity’ has released a profanity-laced video declaring that he fell away from the faith and that his feelings now tell him that God is not real.

 “If Hell is truly Your pit of fire and I get thrown in it, I’ma probably regret the fact that I ever wrote this [expletive],” Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known to fans as “Hopsin,” raps in a new song called Ill Mind of Hopsin 7. “I hopped to Christianity so strongly, then I fell out.…

Jesus Take The Wheel: For Harriet, Has Opened The Flood Gates Of Hell!

Lord, have mercy, folks are asking why did the founder of used the murder of a father and husband as her opportunity to explain why she can't stand black men? Good Lord, has it got that bad between the black woman and the black man? WOW!

Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner:

I Love Asia Simone response: 

I recently read the For Harriet article by founder Kimberly Foster entitled "Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner" It brought up many issues concerning Black women and how their concerns are often ignored by Black men, but Black men almost demand unwavering support for Black women while not offering the same support to their women in return. And while she brings up many valid points that I agree with, I think the article was BADLY TIMED. Regardless of how I feel about the collective of the Black community and its members, I'm sorry, I still have my humanity.

Donald Sterling Is Not Going Out Without A Fight!

According to Court House News Services, late Tuesday, Donald Sterling sued his wife Shelly Sterling and the Clippers and the National Basketball Association to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers.....claiming his wife and the NBA tricked him into undergoing brain scans to oust him from the team.

Lord Have Mercy: Papua New Guinean Revivalist Churches Push Dangerous Campaign For 'faith-healing' of AIDS!

Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups. PNG is a deeply Christian society, and most mainstream churches are trying to improve attitudes to those living with HIV. But with poor medical facilities and a widespread belief in sorcery, belief in faith healing is growing.

One Million Moms Ain't Feeling Black Jesus Either??

Lord have mercy, the late night programming on the Cartoon Network, known as Adult Swim, is coming under fire from "One Million Moms."  The plans to air the non-animated show "Black Jesus" portraying Jesus as a "black guy living in the hood" have come under attack. The show depicts Black Jesus living in Compton Gardens and makes a mockery of our Lord. The foul language used in the trailer, including using the Lord’s name in vain, is disgusting. In addition, there is violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is pure blasphemy!

Kevin Durant's And Monica Wright Says They Broke Up Over Religious Beliefs!

In my opinion, you got to give up something to follow Christ, there's no way around that fact. You can't follow Christ dragging the world with you, you got to make a choice.  So the question becomes, should one's religious beliefs be a factor in choosing a partner? And are differences in those beliefs a good reason to end a relationship? What Do You Think?

According to the internet, Kevin Durant and Monica Wright seemed like the perfect couple and when the two split earlier this year, many wondered what could have been the problem. During the Minnesota Lynx Faith & Family Night Monica opened up about her split with KD. She talks about her Christianity and how KD did not make personal changes in his life to accommodate her faith.

 "I was engaged last year and it kind of changes that relationship big time because I was going in a direction that unfortunately a lot of people aren't willing to sacrifice their lifestyle for."
 Aside from unconfirmed rumors th…

Memorial Service For Mr. Bobby Womack!

According to Hip, a memorial service for the late, Bobby Womack was held on Thursday morning at the City of Refuge Church in Los Angeles, CA.  Family and friends gathered at the famed church of Bishop Noel Jones, to honor the singer who died on June 27 at the age of 70. During the home going celebration, the church’s pastor, Bishop Noel Jones read the eulogy. Inside the church, gorgeous floral arrangements and photos of the late singer were placed around the casket and throughout the building.

A Letter To Adult Swim From The Black Christian Community!

Here's a draft of a letter that's being distributed to every church in America, hopefully. A well constructed letter by Apostle David A. Rodgers, to the OWNERS, PRODUCERS, WRITERS and ADVERTISERS of ADULT SWIM and the BLACK JESUS SHOW.  LETTER HERE!

Kudo and high five Apostle Rodgers!

The Empowerment Encounter With Pastor Jamal Bryant Returns To The Word Network For Season 2!

Beginning August 4th on The Word Network, season 2 of The Empowerment Encounter with Pastor Jamal Bryant.