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.
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 […]
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...
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...
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 […]
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
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.
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
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.
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 ]
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 ?
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
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.
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
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 …
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
Slayer fans hope for a peaceful memorial but the WBC plan to ruffle their feathers.
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
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
"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.