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Southern Baptist Pastors Hope to Revitalize Hundreds of Churches in Decline

About 800 to 1,000 Southern Baptist congregations cease to exist annually, largely due to a stagnant vision among the leadership and lack of impact within their communities, says a church planting director. However, church leaders say the closures are often the symptom of a greater problem.

Better things to do than picket the Fred Phelps funeral

4 weeks agoNews : ComPost

On March 19, Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church passed away in the night. Who will picket the funeral of the man who picketed so many? Let’s hope, no one. First because there may be no funeral to picket, and second because — well, we’re better than that. I know the urge to celebrate […]

Fred Phelps Is Dying

According to Gawker, former Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps is dying in Topeka, Kansas. And considering those words just filled your heart with a sliver of hope and joy for the future, I really don’t have anything else to say here. You’re welcome. THE SUPERFICIAL | About • Facebook • Twitter Photo: APRead More...

Ex-Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps is Finally Dying

Fred Phelps, the one-time leader of the infamous "GOD HATES FAGS" church, is on his deathbed in Kansas. Hopefully, you can carry on with your day having learned of this terrible news. Read more...

Vienna’s Community Coalition for Haiti builds clinic, business, hope for Haitians

It started in 1989 as a partnership between two Vienna churches, Vienna Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Vienna, to repair homes and assist the elderly. But by the mid-1990s, they’d fixed all the homes they could find in the small town. Some of their members were doctors who had traveled to Haiti, and […]

A "Ninja Got Himself Kilt" In Philly - Shot Several Times In The Head - IS NOT Likely To Be Promoted Into Martyrdom, Let Alone His Trial Cover IF They Find His Killer

No offense but whenever there is a murder in North Philly it helps me to understand the relative location by plotting it against the location of "Bright Hope Baptist Church" - a location that I am familiar with. The same is the caseShow More Summary

BLAX NEWS: Out Of Respect - The Street Pirates Of Philly, Inc Wait One Weekend Beyond The "Dr King Holiday Weekend" To Perform A "Street Pirate Sponsored Execution", Shooting A Man Several Times In The Head As He Sat In His Cadillac, Successfully Avoidin

NOTE: For My Own Purposes I Am Using The Location Of The "Bright Hope Baptist Church" In North Philly As A Reference In Order To Grasp A Spacial Inference To Where The Latest Murder Scene In North Philly Is On A Relative Basis. When The Murder Happens In Southwest Philly I Use The "Malcolm X Park" At 52nd And Pine St As A Similar Pin Point.

The Political Black Church: Philadelphia Pastor Kevin Johnson Plans To Extend The Reach Of The Bright Hope Baptist Church HVAC System Into The Mayor's Office

I assure you that no other blog is going to keep track of the antics that are going on today in the "Political Black Church" in front of the face of their congregants.With all due respect to Pastor Johnson - as an ex-pat of Philadelphia...Show More Summary

Jack Graham, Prestonwood Baptist Church Take 'My Hope with Billy Graham' to Next Level; 20,000 Invited to Hear Gospel Message

More than 20,000 people have been invited into homes, businesses, and high school locker rooms in the North Texas area by members of Prestonwood Baptist Church to hear the Gospel message as presented by Billy Graham and his ministry association in an inspiring video shown during this entire week, which included the iconic preacher's birthday celebration on Thursday.

Historic Capitol View church that residents hoped would be part of new library is eyed for demolition

The wrecking ball never seems to rest in Atlanta. Case in point: Capitol View Baptist Church in southwest Atlanta.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

50 years after 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, victims still hold onto stained glass hope

7 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Dianne Braddock will return to her old church in Birmingham this Sunday, 50 years after her little sister was killed, along with three other girls, during the sunday school hour at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Like many … Continue reading ?

Russell Moore: End of Cultural Christianity in America Is Opportunity for Church to Recover the Cross

Southern Baptist theologian Russell Moore challenged his fellow Christians to recover the Church's prophetic voice by first transforming the Church from the inside to reflect the hope of the kingdom of God to the world, and to not lose sight of the Cross as their central mission. Show More Summary

A Baptist church in Atlanta is OK with gay Scouts. Really.

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q Atlanta

Amidst all of the huffing, puffing, hand-wringing and rampant asshattery in Atlanta over the Boy Scouts allowing gay troop members, there is some hope for gay scouts. Even from a Baptist church.

Westboro Baptist Church Cheers Cory Monteith Death, Hopes Lea Michele Will "Kill Herself"

While the entertainment world mourns the death of Cory Monteith, the Westboro Baptist Church has taken this opportunity to spread more messages of hate and intolerance. WARNING: The following Tweets are especially heinous and revolting. "@GLEEonFOX’s Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room," the organization wrote yesterday. Show More Summary

Remembering Bill Gray

Former Rep. Bill Gray III (D-PA), who passed away on July 1, will be remembered in a memorial service this coming Saturday in Philadelphia at the Bright Hope Baptist Church where he served as pastor for 35 years, NBC’s Kristen Welker notes. Gray was a member of the House of …

"Ninja Gets Himself Kilt" By Being Shot 10 Times In Hunting Park Section Of Philadelphia, "City Paper" Worried About "Who's Killing Philadelphia Public Schools"

Shot 10 Times In The Head, Torso And Arms. With All Due Respect Rev Kevin Johnson Of "Bright Hope Baptist Church" In North Philly.I AM NOT SAYING That You Are Responsible For A Murder That Took Place 1.8 Miles From Your Church.However,...Show More Summary

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Jeff Hanneman’s memorial service

11 months agoOdd : Death and Taxes

Slayer fans hope for a peaceful memorial but the WBC plan to ruffle their feathers.

Jesus Christ Will Save You: A Message That Doesn’t Belong in a Public High School Assembly

Members of Mississippi's Pinelake Baptist Church recently shared the message of finding hope in Jesus Christ. They even played a video to really bring home that message: In the video, two young men were interviewed who had once led “troubled” lives. Show More Summary

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church Facebook Page? Not Exactly

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the internet has been hopeful Anonymous would step up to the plate and again retaliate against real-life trolling organization the Westboro Baptist Church, a group that predictably and immediately announced an intention to harass the grieving residents of Boston with their universally unwelcome presence — but did [...]Show More Summary

Tim Tebow cancels Dallas church appearance over homophobic and anti-Semitic preacher

"While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ's unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance," Tim Tebow has tweeted.

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