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48% Of White Evangelicals Would Support Kavanaugh Even If The Allegations Against Him Were True.

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Online congregation, I'm shaking my head at this, "Forty-eight percent of white evangelicals say that embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed even if the allegations of sexual assault against him are true." Not a surprise whatsoever for me. White Evangelicals, for the most part, care infinitely more about patriotism, actually nationalism, than they do for what Jesus referred to as the "weightier matters of the law such as love, mercy and justice".

Church Announcement, Save The World Gospel Benefit Concert, Featuring Yolanda Adams.

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Online congregation Dy’Verse Music Group and Annony Studios presents “Save The World” Gospel Benefit Concert, Featuring Yolanda Adams! This will take place Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Westside Baptist Church, 900 Bellaire Blvd., Lewisville, Tx.

How Do Christians Fit Into the Two-Party System? They Don’t!

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Good morning online congregation, I’m not sure I’m following the author thinking here. Is he saying all Christians should register as independent? I thought this was interesting comment: Anyone claiming to be a Christian who supports Trump or the GOP simply isn’t. Trump and the GOP could not be more out of alignment with so called Christian values. To say the very least, Jesus would not have voted for Trump. "Christians should think of how God rescued them. He did it not by taking power but by coming to earth, losing glory and power, serving and dying on a cross. How did Jesus save? Not with a sword but with nails in his hands." Timothy Keller  What should the role of Christians in politics be? More people than ever are asking that question. Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply “preach the Gospel.” Those who avoid all political discussions and engagement are essentially casting a vote for the social status quo. American churches in the e

Jerry Falwell Jr.Conservatives, Christians ‘Need To Stop Electing Nice Guys’!

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Online congregation Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. implored conservatives and Christians to support “street fighters” over “nice guys” in order to defeat the Democratic Party’s agenda. Falwell, a staunch supporter of  45 , referred to current Republican lawmakers as a “bunch of wimps” in a tweet Friday night. “Conservatives & Christians need to stop electing ‘nice guys’. They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!” he wrote. These so called church leaders have become disgusting. They're more like devils, than servants of God. The churches need to be cleansed of their evil. Of course, I am not speaking of the few churches that still stand for good.

The Old Black Church Blog Celebrates 10 Years This Month!

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Online congregation happy blog month to me! I can’t believe that this month of September I’m celebrating a decade as someone who daily put fingertips to keyboard. Many thanks and kudos to all my readers and commenters over the years.  For 10 years I’ve paid attention to what pleases me(NOT THE HATERS)annoys me, strikes me as odd and perplexes me. And I wrote about them as well as the news and church issues that related to the Black community.

Church Announcement Govern Yourself Accordingly, Especially You Haters!

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Good morning online congregation, take a look at that lineup, this is a CONFERENCE FOR EVERYONE, even for the HATERS (I  see 👀 y 'all). The World Changers Summit started in 2006. It was the vision of Drs. Matthew & Kamilah Stevenson to have a place where people would gather for a time of refreshing, sharpening, and direction. In its 12 years, it has evolved into a nationally recognized conference where attendees are equipped in practical ministry, receive prophetic impartation, and most importantly are empowered to be World Changers. My only gripe with this conference lineup is that it doesn't have any women speakers. Dr. Stevenson you have to change that.

I Stand With and Support Dr. Matthew Steveson And His Beautiful Wife Kamilah.

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Online congregation look at how Apostle Matthew Stevenson talks about his beautiful wife Kamilah. This man understands that a wife is a good thing. Let the haters hate while God is being exalted, the devil's being defeated and the kingdom is getting the VICTORY.

Black Men Are Less Religious Than Black Women, But More Religious Than White Women And Men!

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Online congregation historically, women tend to be the stalwarts when it comes to religion, while men attend religious services less often and are less likely to say their faith is very important to them. But a new analysis shows that black men defy this trend. A study by the Pew Research Center released Wednesday (Sept. 26) has found that while black men are less religious than black women, they are more religious than white women and white men. African-American men are equally as likely as Hispanic women to be what Pew considers “highly religious,” so they are tied as the second-most religious group. The findings are not entirely surprising, given earlier data on African-American faith. In general, Pew has found, African-Americans are more religious than whites and Latinos, and they are more likely to say they read the Bible regularly and consider it to be the Word of God.

Are African American Pastors Encouraging Church Members To Avoid Halloween Altogether?

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Good morning online congregation, Halloween is fast approaching, and I am beginning to see articles on this always-popular topic in the blogosphere.  A lot of Christians don’t do Halloween at all, instead, they go to the church “Trunk or Treat” “Pop Trunk Fall Festival.” These things has replaced knocking on strangers’ doors and eating food given by complete strangers. Which brings me to my point, check out the Fall Festival flyer above with Pastor John P Kee, Le'Andria Johnson and Tim Rodgers and The Fellas. This topic Halloween, has been discussed year after year. According to the latest survey released by Lifeway Research, only eight percent of Protestant pastors in the U.S. encourage their congregants to skip Halloween altogether. As it turns out, this worldview is more prevalent among older pastors aged 65 and above. While 13 percent of elder pastors feel this way, only 4 percent of preachers under the age of 45 said they’d encourage Bible-believers to entirely avoid Hal

What Kind Of College President “Sends” Its Students To Support Judge Kavanaugh?

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Good morning online congregation, this guy and racist Franklin Graham are constantly on the wrong side of everything. Its like they're Republicans first and followers of Christ second. Yesterday morning, Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, the country’s largest Christian university, announced that he plans on sending 300 Liberty students to counter protest. If this was a learning experience about politics, women's right, court proceedings, government or anything similar then I can understand. However, when you specifically frame it as "support Kavanaugh" well.... now I have a problem.

Church Announcement, Govern Yourself Accordingly!

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Good morning online congregation, today September 26, is the start of COGIC 40 day prayer journey to their International Holy Convocation. Presiding Bishop Blake would like for the COGIC family to prepare their  hearts and minds through unifying themselves in prayer. Over the next 40 days they will pray for 11 mins daily covering 11 themes. Thus we have 11/11/40. Please read the flyers containing the Prayer Guidelines. Heck, prayer is what's needed, after all that negative press and backlash that the church received over last week mock trial for Bishop Hines.

Dr. Matthew Stevenson III, Is One Of The Greatest Prophetic Voices Of Our Time!!

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Haha, I tell you what, online congregation y 'all need to leave Dr. Matthew Stevenson along. In my humble opinion I think he's one of most prophetic voices in the world today.  I no, I no as of lately he has been catching a lot of pushback and hell online because of a 40 second soundbite that has gone viral. One thing I can say about the young apostle is that he can hold his own. Yes, Larry Reid Live did a whole segment last night about the viral video clip. For me personal, I'm in total disagreement with what most of the callers had to say about the young apostle. If Young Matthew Stevenson and his lovely wife had a church in Jacksonville FL area, hubby and I would no longer be consider  unchurch.  

Two-time Grammy Award Nominated Gospel Artist James Fortune, Now A Bestselling Author.

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Online congregation look like two-time Grammy Award-nominated Gospel Artist James Fortune in a new book is sharing his transparent story of redemption after a series of unfortunate events left him in the thick of public scandal and private despair. In Destiny Derailed: How to Get Your Life Back on Track by Leveraging Your Past and Repurposing Your Pain into Power. Destiny Derailed is a self-help memoir designed to empower every person who has been knocked off course, experienced loss, let themselves down, or thought that a situation they've experienced disqualified them from God's promises. Through this honest journey of healing and restoration, biblical truths, and spiritual encouragement, you will gain new perspective of life's derailments and be reassured that God is not yet done writing your story. Destiny Derailed will help you leverage your past by repurposing your pain into power.

#Me Too Founder Tarana Burke: 'Jesus Was The First Activist That I Knew'!

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Online congregation this is an interesting read ( You Can Read It Here ) #METOO founder Tarana Burke said that Jesus was the first ACTIVIST she knew.  A lot of Christians have been taught to believe that it is "more spiritual" to intentionally avoid engaging in political issues altogether. On a very basic level, however, this opinion runs contrary to what scripture teaches and examples of the Apostle Paul and Jesus Christ. And there are also aspects of activism that are not overtly political but have a strong effect on society. “As a survivor of sexual assault,” Tarana Burke, the founder of the Me Too movement, tells me, “Catholicism was a place, a way for me to gauge how to exist in the world. Inside of this trauma, there was hope.”  Faith has been a part of Ms. Burke’s life since she was a child. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1973, Ms. Burke was raised in an interfaith home. Her brother and stepfather were Muslim, and, after attending Catholic schools most of he

Do Y'all Think Christianity Is Dying, Are Is It Shifting Dramatically?

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Online congregation seeing the above flyer with Yoruba Priestess Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, front and center, kind of surprised me, also seeing that the setting for the event is a Baptist Church. According to published bios, the Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant is a Yoruba priestess, ordained New Thought minister who's provides advice from a mixture of Christianity and New Thought, this is called syncretism. This is dangerous since New Thought is more of a “Me” thing rather than “What Does God Want thing. The Life Hope Experience is inviting all to join them for a Weekend of Hope, Inspiration  Transformation on Friday, October 19 as they share resources and information on how to Live your Best Life. Their interactive sessions and panel discussions will address how to optimize your physical, spiritual, emotional and financial well being. The 2018 Life Hope Special Guests: Renowned life coach, Iyanla Vanzant , and the star of the OWN TV series, “Fix My Life.” Multi-Grammy Award winners

Bishop I.V and Pastor Bridget Hilliard Of New Light Church And Worship Center, Still Disowning 4th Daughter Kermeshea!

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Good morning online congregation, how do people get to the point of disowning each other when they're family? Isn't family everything? What could a mother or a father do to be disowned by their children in their adult years? What can a child do to be disown by their parents? Could it be that serious? Anyhow today September 25 is National Daughters Day, Pastor Bridget Hilliard uploaded the above pic and post to her Facebook page. National Daughters Day is a time to celebrate the gift of daughters. Most moms and dads have different, but very special relationships with their daughters. It look like Pastor Bridget Hilliard have still not forgiven her 4th daughter Kermeshea, whom they allegedly have disowned now for a couple of years. We know that Millions of children across the world have been abused by their parents and they have still been loved by their kids, so what could make a child cut their parents off? What could a child do to make their parents disown them? What could

Audrey Stevenson, Is suing T.D.Jakes Ministries and The Potter's House!!!

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Good morning online congregation, in March 2018, Audrey Stevenson was assaulted at The Potter's House of Fort Worth campus during Sunday service. This week, after officers failed to charge parties involved, Ms. Stevenson has filed a lawsuit to recover damages from her attack. 22 years old  Stevenson has filed a lawsuit saying she was body-slammed and arrested by a security guard and Fort Worth police in March while volunteering at a T.D. Jakes Ministries church. Audrey Stevenson, says in the suit that she began volunteering at Potter’s House at 1270 Woodhaven Blvd. in March 2017. In March 2018, a security guard threw her to the floor and Fort Worth police handcuffed her during a dispute with employees, she says.. T.D. Jakes Ministries and Potter’s House in Fort Worth and Dallas did not respond to requests for comment. However, both issued statements on Facebook shortly after the incident. In separate posts, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Potter’s House Pastor Patrick E. Winfield II called

Thanks Dr. E. Dewey Smith, For Your Vision To Help Sex Trafficking Victims.

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Online congregation did you all know that Atlanta is ranked as one of the top cities for sex trafficking? Atlanta Ga is home to many things the Falcons, Coca-Cola, CNN — and one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide. Sex trafficking is composed of two aspects: sexual slavery and human trafficking. These two aspects represent the supply and demand side of the sex trafficking industry, respectively. This exploitation is based on the interaction between the trafficker selling a victim (the individual being trafficked and sexually exploited) to customers to perform sexual services. These sex trafficking crimes are defined by three steps: acquisition, movement, and exploitation. The various types of sex trafficking are child sex tourism (CST), domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) or commercial sexual exploitation of children, and prostitution.

Michelle Obama Officiates Wedding For Chicago Deputy Mayor’s Daughter!

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Online congregation Michelle Obama can now add ‘marriage officiant’ to her resume.The former first lady officiated the deputy mayor of Chicago’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 22! The question that's being asked is there anything Michelle Obama can’t do? The former first lady headed back to her hometown of Chicago to help out the deputy mayor by officiating his daughter Stephanie Rivkin‘s wedding. Michelle married Rivkin and her groom, Joel Sircus, at the intimate ceremony and of course, did an incredible job. In a video obtained by TMZ, Michelle can be seen standing with the couple while feeding them vows like, “I promise to stand next to and support you… through all of life’s trials and triumphs.” What are you all thoughts on this ???

Church Announcement: Bishop William Murphy III and Pastor Danielle Murphy Celebrate 12 Years Of Ministry.

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Good morning online congregation, the dReam Center Atlanta GA, will be celebrating 12 years in ministry today. The Guest Speaker will be none other than PASTOR Charles Jenkins of Fellowship Chicago Church.

Thumbs Down To Erica Campbell Duet WIth Husband Warren Campbell!

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Online congregation husband and wife team…. Warryn and Erica Campbell duet and video together “All of My Life." their new single.  The song, which premiered yesterday (September 21) on Get Up! Mornings with Erica, is about being firm in your faith, no matter what is the obstacle. Check out the hip video for All Of My Life below and tell me what you think. In my personal opinion, I don't care for it, I'll  give it a thumb down, it's a whole lot of noise without any substance.    What y' all think congregation?

I am So Sick Of These So-called Christians Spreading Hate And Lies.

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Online congregation one of the many shields for white supremacy and white nationalist Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, who had the nerve to say that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s abuse allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is irrelevant: “Sexual abuse claims not relevant ...they were teenagers. She said ‘no’ and he respected it.’”  I wonder if the 15-year-old in this case was this racist daughter would he still feel this way? If the account is true, he didn’t respect her “no” she escaped. GOD HELP US!!! If you’ve wondered how the church loses its power in the understanding of prophecy you are watching it now.  Ugh, I can't stand this piece of mess!

Republicans Vote To Make It Legal Nationwide To Ban Gays & Lesbians From Adopting!

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Online congregation this is wrong on so many levels. To deny a child loving parents while they languish in temporary homes is unconscionable. The GOP has become the party of Hatred, Bigotry, and Misogyny - their policies are indefensible, designed to denigrate, impoverish, and oppress anyone who isn’t a straight white male and rich. I cannot fathom how anyone who claims to be an American or a Christian can support their platform of hypocrisy and inhumanity. They are destroying democracy and leading this country into fascism - it will take years for this country to recover from the damage they are inflicting. The House Appropriations Committee in July passed an amendment allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection.

In Honor Of Bishop G. E. Patterson 79th Birthday, Sister Patterson Is Requesting a $79 Gift.

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Good morning online congregation, today is Bishop G. E. Patterson's Birthday. They celebrate The Man, The Ministry and the Legacy of Bishop Patterson. Bishop Patterson would have been 79 years old today. In honor of his birthday; Sister Patterson is requesting a $79 gift to help them to continue to share the Word of God through their television and radio ministry. You can take advantage of this time to be a part of this Birthday Celebration by sending gifts to: Bountiful Blessings, Inc. P. O. Box 1, Memphis, TN 38101, She will never forget your love, your kindness and your contributions which have helped to support her effort in achieving this awesome task through the Bountiful Blessings Ministry. "May the Blessings of the Lord be upon you, I Bless you in the name of the Lord."  Thank you Sister Patterson for working so hard in keeping the television and radio ministry going.

Jacksonville Pastor's Widow Sues Fellow Board Of Trustees Members After Ousted From Church!

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Online congregation I've mentioned in this space maybe two months ago about the situation that has arisen within the Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church. A Duval County Court documents show April Washington has filed a complaint against Broderick Pettaway and Faye Refour for the unlawful removal of her position on behalf of Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church. It has been more than a year since Pastor Rodney Washington died after a fight with cancer. April Washington is in a legal battle to regain her rights to the church; she has been ousted. After his death, it was reported several members on the Board of Trustees tried to take power from his widow, April. ( You Can Read It Here) April and her husband, notable Pastor R.J. Washington started the church in Jacksonville more than 20 years ago. She claims fellow members started scheming against her days after her husband’s death.

Update:(Court Documents Available) COGIC General Board Finds Bishop Darrell Hines Not Guilty!!

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Online congregation although I really can't say that I know exactly what Bishop Hines was being charged with which had caused him to be brought up before the General Board. But whatever the charged were he has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's not guilty of said charges. Someone had commented in this space that those were trumped up charges and that the General  Board knew it, and they were trying to get Bishop Hines name muddy up so that he would be kicked-off the General Board, so he couldn't become the next presiding bishop. Church Politics. UPDATE: Court Documents Here and Here

Why In The World Do Some Christians Believe In Conspiracy Theories?

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Online congregation I don't buy into the conspiracy theories at all.  I found the below post on the COGIC Facebook page which caught my attention, I know the page administrator doesn't know it's there and will remove it as soon as they do see it. I don't know why do people like this young lady believe this super foolishness. In defending the post she said that she's convinced the most sleep folks on this planet are the saints of God. We have this thing called a constitution that is upheld pretty good. She said that the text says a coup will occur which will cancel-out the Constitution. According to her Presidents are puppets (Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush). America is mentioned in Rev. 17:10 and chapter. 18. America is a controlled country. Fake Jews control America. They're the people Jesus Christ mentioned in Rev. 2:9:/3:9. There can be a coup because they control this country.

What If The Faith Leader We've Admired All Our Life Turns Out To Be More A Scoundrel Than Saint?

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Good morning online congregation does certain sin disqualify someone from leadership? What do Christians do when they learn the person they trusted to teach them about God actually is a predator?  What if the faith leader we've admired all our life turns out to be more a scoundrel than saint? Do we stop supporting them?  I agree there is no church leader who's perfect, I do believe certain sin can disqualify a leader, Moses is a good example. Moses had seriously disobeyed God and was told he would not be allowed to enter Canaan. Yet, he pleaded with God to change His mind and allow Him to cross the Jordan River and enter the promised land. God refused in order to teach that sin by a spiritual leader has very serious consequences and will bring a stricter judgment. Spiritual leaders of God's people can disqualify themselves from certain areas of ministry if they seriously fail to be examples of obedience.

Hillsong Church Becomes It's Own Denomination!!

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Online congregation, Brian Houston, global senior pastor of the popular Hillsong Church, has announced a split from Australia’s largest Pentecostal denomination to become a denomination of its own. If Hillsong has now become a denomination, you can just add them to the 33,000 other denominations already out there.  ( You Can Read It Here ) “as Hillsong Church has continued to grow, we no longer see ourselves as an Australian church with a global footprint, but rather a global church with an Australian base – our global office now resides in the USA”

I Stopped Believing In God After Pastoring A Megachurch!

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Online congregation it's hard for me to understand how one can unbelieve in God.  I was raised in a Baptist family and most Baptists believe that the Bible is the literal, infallible word of God, and that God is who the Bible says HE is.  The dominant understandings of God in our world today are rooted in the three monotheistic Abrahamic faiths. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This is an interesting clip for me.  With the release of her new book, "The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen" Grammy nominated artist Lisa Gungor goes deep on family, church, and being pushed out of the world she knew so well.  So many times we grow up in a church and just follow along, not even thinking of why or what it's all about. It's when we step out of that space into something different and notice how other people live (sometimes to survive without weekly study or worship) - how others relate to God in the big world. It's eye opening and thought provoking.

Trial Of Bishop Darrell Hines!!!

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Online congregation in my opinion, there's  too much corruption in the body of Christ, especially among the clergy. These folks are running amok.  According to online sources(Bishop Earl Carter) one of the General Board of the Church of God in Christ Inc, members is ALLEGEDLY knee deep in a scandal.  The General Board of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is responsible for establishing and executing policies for the membership, as well as sustaining and perpetuating spiritual order within the Church. These twelve bishops, chosen from the Board of Bishops, are voted into office by the General Assembly for a term of four years. Executive decisions made by the General Board are final unless revoked or modified by the General Assembly. The General Board convenes three times a year for official meetings in the months of April, November and at the time the presiding bishop deems necessary. Well it's being alleged that the General Board has deemed it is important to hold a spec

COGIC Internationl Missions President Bishop Vincent Matthews Shares His Personal Story In Chosing Life!!

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Good morning online congregation, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is doing amazing work on the pro-life front. They have made adoption a priority for the entire denomination. This move has the potential to transform the entire national landscape on how we value life. Hopefully, the Body of Christ at large will follow suit.

Dr.Jamal Bryant Talk About The Disconnect Of The Black Church And Social Justice.

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Online congregation on yesterday Dr. Jamal Bryant Pastor of Empowerment Temple, Baltimore MD, visited the ladies on the talk show Sister Circle, to talk about the disconnect of the Church and standing for social justice.  Check out the clip below:

Gain Prophetic Direction For The New Year With Dr. Cindy Trimm!

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Online congregation December 7-8 all roads lead to Atlanta, GA....if  you or anyone you know who want to GAIN PROPHETIC DIRECTION for the coming year, then join Dr. Cindy Trimm, for 2 high-powered days that include:

Pastor George Mason, Senior Pastor Of Wilshire Baptist Church In Dallas, Addresses The Killing Of Botham Jean.

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Good morning online congregation in my humble opinion, racism in this country would be no more  if we had more white pastors who had the courage to say to their congregations what this pastor just said. I don't think his choir was feeling the message at all, but sometime the truth makes you feel uncomfortable.  It is so encouraging to know that there are some white pastors who are not blind to systematic oppression to people of color. I'm praying that God will forever bless Pastor George Mason and I pray for his safety and strength. Pastor George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, addresses the killing of Botham Jean and the problem of white churches not speaking up alongside black churches for justice. "What is God calling you to risk — of your own life, of your own relationships — for the gospel of Jesus Christ?" "If we want to call ourselves by the name of Jesus, we have to stop defending things he would condemn."

Bride Accuses Bridesmaid Of Being ‘Overly Sensitive’ For Not Wanting To Attend Wedding On A Plantation!!

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Online congregation no way in the world would I party on a plantation. God bless folks for wishing the Bride good luck and happiness. A 26-year-old woman’s insensitive response to her African-American friend’s refusal to attend her plantation-style wedding has folks shaking their heads. In a now-deleted Reddit post, the bride-to-be claimed “all was well” until she announced the wedding venue to her bridal party, which included four of her “closest girlfriends,” a screenshot of the post shared by Twitter page @redditships read. The bride gushed over the “incredibly beautiful plantation,” saying she had been eyeing it ever since she was a little girl.  (You Can Read It Here )

Come On Church Let’s Teach Christian Conduct!!

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Good morning online congregation it’s very sad that Christian conduct is something seldom taught within the four walls of the church....and we wonder why so many are out of order. We hear over and over again that you gotta live right...that you gotta be holy...but what does that look like? What exactly does holiness looks like?  What does that entail? What else can you tell me besides don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t have sex outside of marriage??? What is Christ’s instructions on how to live a holy life? Just my thoughts!

Question, Should A Muslim Woman Remove Her Hijab In A Christian Setting?

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"Google picture" Online congregation what you all think about this? Should the bridesmaids be asked to remove their head covering? This was posted in one of my Facebook groups: My friend is getting married later this year. My friend who is Christian will be getting married in a Baptist church. My friend has two bridesmaid that are Muslim that will be in the wedding. Someone told them they should remove their hijab during the service since their at a Christian wedding. My friend don't want them to remove anything because that's their culture , but a fellow Muslim told them they should because their in a Christian ceremony. My friend or me don't really understand the Muslim culture that well so can a fellow Muslim or someone who really knows clarify why women should remove their hijab in a Christian setting because I never heard that before. FYI my friend don't want her too because she asked her to be a bridesmaid and its her choice to self identify but

What Is Gender Equality?

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Good morning online congregation, what is gender equality? Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored. We can have equality of rights and responsibilities, but can we embrace equality of roles without stripping each gender of their  uniqueness? Today September 17 Pastor A.R. Bernard, official launch a new Facebook Live series called 'The Intersection', were they explore gender equality. Very interesting conversation!

Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III Sits At The Feet Of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan!!

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Online congregation Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III is the Presiding Prelate over the United Progressive Pentecostal Church Fellowship, also the pastor and founder of the Vision Church of Atlanta. Bishop Clyde Allen, posted the following conversation to his Facebook page today, what you all think? Today I have had the amazing opportunity to be with and sit at the feet of my Prophet and Teacher, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. The winds of change are upon us. For I was invited not only to participate at the commemoration of the Million Man March, but to have time and audience with the Honorable Minister. One of the things he said was, “we must surround ourselves with the next generation, that’s why you’re here.” Thank you to Rev. Willie Wilson of Union Temple Baptist Church and one of my close friend the amazing Minister Ricky Dillard for your fearless courage to include ALL of us at the table. Let us all be Salt and Light. Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III Thoughts? I do ag

This Is What Forgiveness Looks Like, Kirk Franklin Forgives His Biological Father For Abandoning Him.

Online congregation is this what forgiveness looks like? It pays to forgive things that are tearing you apart! I truly love this and respect Kirk to the fullest because I know this had to be the hardest thing in the world.

Get Out Of Here, So Folks Really Wanted Presiding Bishop Charles Ellis III Charged For Accidental Touching Ariana Grande Breast????

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Online congregation I tell you what, we love us some mess, I cannot believe ( You Can Read It Here ) folks has taken this incident with Presiding Bishop Charles Ellis III to this extreme.  According to the Detroit Press Ariana Grande has declined to file a complaint against Bishop Ellis after a accidental touching incident involving the bishop at Aretha Franklin's funeral, Detroit Police said Friday. Accidents and inappropriateness are two different things. Some folks were claiming that this moment triggered things for many women. The pop star's representatives said she regarded the breast contact as accidental and wanted to move on, police told the Detroit Free Press. Detroit Police reached out to Grande's camp after the Aug. 31 funeral, prompted by phone calls and online posts claiming "inappropriate contact" by Bishop Charles Ellis III during the service. "We received some phone calls from citizens and saw (social media posts) that there may have been

Why Are There So Many Fatherless Children In The Black Community?

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Good morning online congregation, agree or disagree? Should children born outside of marriage be treated differently? This past Thursday and Friday night Larry D Reid Live did a two part show about church folks in general.....and how they have children outside of their marriage, that they don't accept, own, admit to, or recognize.  Are children that are born outside of the marriage bed the same as children born in the marriage? Do they get treated the same? If not who's at fault?  The next question is do these children enjoy the same rights and entitlements as children born in the marriage?  “Can children born out side of the marriage bed inherit from their fathers’ estate?” The stories from these two shows had me choked up.  I can’t stand nor understand a deadbeat dad. You are not blessed when you neglect your fathering duties. People get upset when so called Christians are exposed for doing what they preach against. It's being alleged that Israel Houghton is doing th

National Back to church Sunday is September 16!

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Online congregation know anybody who hasn't been to church in a while? (👀NOT ME) Churches across America will join together to invite their communities back to church! Look all around for those that you haven’t seen in church for a while or those who don’t have a church home. Sunday September 16 is a good time to get them to church.

Have You Ever Felt Pressured In Church To Pretend To "Catch The Holy Spirit"?

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Online congregation, okay so what are you all thoughts on this clip?  Have any of you ever felt pressured growing up to pray, speak in tongues, "catch the Holy Spirit" or fall out?  I'm not talking about the kids praying in the clip necessarily, because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that per-say. But check out the little boy on the side who kept peeking to see if it was over. It felt odd for me growing up in the old church whenever people would scream, run, jump, etc. It always made me feel like I wasn’t getting the message or missing the Holy Spirit because I never felt compelled to holler, run the aisles. Again for me the pressured feeling came based on observing others. Thinking back in my mind the other kids my  age didn’t typically run, scream, holler, either.  Anyhow, this young child is praying for his friend who has been bullied in school. 

Get Out Of Here, For His Birthday Prophet Brain Carn Demand That The Saints Lay Money At His Feet!!!

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Good morning online congregation, for the life of me, I just don't know how ANYONE can read Scripture and ascribe to this foolishness. There is a practice in some churches where people go up to the altar and lay money at the pastor's feet during the sermon, but in all honesty,  I've never seen it done for a pastor birthday.  The controversial practice has become popular in many African-American churches and a few Caucasian churches as well. I'm guessing maybe the 2019 Black Suburban the church bought the prophet for his birthday just wasn't enough, he had to collect a love offering as well.

Bishop TD Jakes, Pastors Are More Into Preaching Than Winning Souls!!

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Good morning online congregation, I was thinking to my self after reading the article, wonder how Bishop Jakes, daughter and son-in-law felt when they read that the "people bishop" believes many pastors today are focused more on preaching and being seen than they are on bringing people to Jesus? I agree, it do seems like pastors today are neglecting soul winning which is the heartbeat of God. Pastors are preaching against the sin of fornication ,adultery ,leaving the sin but are not winning souls. “This is something that I think we’ve kind of gotten away from. We have gotten more into preaching than winning souls,” he told fellow Texas pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church as they fished.  Bishop Jakes, who founded The Potter’s House in Dallas, noted that the act of witnessing often took place off stage. “It used to be the preachers themselves witnessed in the grocery store anywhere, didn’t need a mic, didn’t need a crowd,” he said. “What’s important about that is

Israel Houghton "Road To Demaskus Tour" Cancelled!!

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Online congregation bad news for fans of the once great Praise and Worship Leader Israel Houghton.  It's being reported that the six-time GRAMMY® winning chart topper was planning a kick off tour in support of his upcoming album The Road to " DeMaskUs." The twelve-city tour was to begin in Chicago, IL beginning Thursday September 27th, has been cancelled, along with all other dates. The music giant were hoping to invite fans to explore a new journey on The Road to DeMaskUs Tour.  The fall tour was to include eleven additional cities until October 13th, hitting Detroit, MI; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington DC; Richmond, VA; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; and more. After the tour dates cancellation Israel took to Instagram with the following message: The ROAD TO DEM̶A̶S̶K̶US My mask was fear. What will people think if they know what I’m dealing with? What will people comment about if they were to find out I’m a human being and not a Super Christian? That f

Tyler Perry Has Inspired The Former Bad Boy Of Gospel Music Deitrick Haddon,With The Ability To Respond To God’s Voice!

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Online congregation, is there a way to know whether you’re hearing God’s voice or the voice of your own flesh? The answer is easier than you think. The former bad boy of Gospel music Deitrick Haddon took to social media the other day to share why he rocks with Tyler Perry, after Tyler gave former Cosby star Geoffrey Owens a job on The Have and the Have Nots. “He knows how to respond to God when he speaks. I believe this is why he’s blessed with what he has,” Haddon wrote. After being job shamed on social media, Perry offered Owens a 10 episode job on his OWN hit show. Owens has since accepted the job offer from Perry.   First Lady B

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