The HUD Envision Center designation announced for Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, February 27 comes with no financial commitment from the federal government. Like the Promise Zone program, the Envision Center designation just promises help facilitating awareness of and…

The road to spiritual salvation is sometimes so obvious, so apparent that we just miss it. Like most of Jesus’ message, it doesn’t seem possible that by simply changing ones’ outlook, the kingdom is yours.

Although Hope E. Whitehead took her official oath as St. Louis County Circuit Court’s first African-American judicial administrator at the courthouse in Clayton, she wanted the opportunity to show children at her church, Restoration House Community Church in Hazelwood, that with hard work an…

Have you ever wondered how a lawyer feels who knows his or her client is guilty of a crime, but is able to get that person off based on a legal technicality? According to our legal system, the person is innocent. But actually, morally, that person is as guilty as, shall we say, sin.

Throughout February, New Life in Christ Church in O’Fallon, Illinois, will celebrate Black History Month with a special sermon and lecture series that examines the current state of race relations within the United States through the lens of the Bible.

Have you ever wondered how a lawyer feels who knows his or her client is guilty of a crime, but is able to get that person off based on a legal technicality? According to our legal system, the person is innocent. But actually, morally, that person is as guilty as, shall we say, sin.

Throughout February, New Life in Christ Church in O’Fallon, Illinois, will celebrate Black History Month with a special sermon and lecture series that examines the current state of race relations within the United States through the lens of the Bible.

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Sean “Scooda” Thomas has launched a contemporary urban gospel radio station. The station is called Praise 365 and can be heard online through various platforms, including Live365, Online, Alexa Enabled Devices and Simple Radio/Streema.

Sometimes I have the audacity to think that I know just what it takes to guarantee salvation, only to discover with minimal soul searching how wrong I really have been. Time and time again I’m reminded that I had nothing to do with my own salvation. No matter how hard I try, I cannot earn my…

I’ve discovered more about people I thought I knew after being saved than I ever thought possible before I was saved. My analogy is that I saw the world and my friends as old black-and-white movies. Now they come across in Technicolor and Surround Sound. It seems that being kindred spirits i…

Last summer, the Presbyterian Church USA, a denomination of 1.4 million members, ordained the Rev. Deanna Hollas as its first minister of gun violence prevention, a move considered a first for a Christian denomination in the country广西快3走势图.

Haven’t we all been taught at one time or another that it is far better to give than to receive? Christian or not, kindness and goodwill are thought to be wonderful attributes of all of God’s people. Forgiveness and mercy are considered staples of the Christian diet. The result, we believe, …

A diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved. The a…

The Alzheimer’s Association and The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) recently formed a new three-year partnership aimed at educating and engaging more than 2 million U.S.-based AME Church members in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

In the unrest of the increasing number of killings that have taken place in the St. Louis community over the last couple of years, we have a fine example of a young man who burst from his situation of having a mom that committed suicide at his tender age of 10 and being raised by a grandpare…

Growing up I was never a student of the Bible even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled family kind. I am now being constantly moved by the Holy Spirit, I hope, to see the simplicity in the scripture I now study. As such, I am finding myself …

Just days before Rev. Deborah Krause was announced as the next president of Eden Theological Seminary – the first woman to lead the seminary in its 159-year history – she served on a panel at a Deaconess Foundation Just 4 Kids Community Conversation. Rev. Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of…

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Mayor Lyda Krewson recently tweeted a statement in support of the conditions and functioning of the city's Medium Security Institution, better known as the Workhouse. But we were not convinced.

The year 2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were brought to North America via the transatlantic slave trade. Some researches and self-made scholars have sought to claim that those enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas on a slave slip named Jesus. They are only partly right…

The year 2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were brought to North America via the transatlantic slave trade. Some researches and self-made scholars have sought to claim that those enslaved Africans were brought to the Americas on a slave slip named Jesus. They are only partly right…

Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking the law. So if you ever find yourself in court telling the judge you didn’t know something, that won’t get you off. Depending on the judge, however, it might get you a lighter sentence.

Nearly every day, I hear of someone being killed as a result of gun violence. Gun violence does not discriminate; it has been said that bullets do not have eyes. Statistics show one Missourian dies every 8 hours from gun violence and that Missouri has the 6th highest gun death rate in all 50…

One of the key tenets of our faith as prescribed in the New Testament is forgiveness. Time and again Jesus reminds His disciples that although the laws of His Father are crystal clear, God is always receptive to a repentant heart. “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation…” 2 C…

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) brought back its 112th Holy Convocation to St. Louis from November 5-12, 2019 at the America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis, which was filled with 35,000-plus attendees is being held. This was COGIC’s tenth year returning its annual meeting to St. Louis.

There is one sure way to absolutely get the devil’s attention and that is to begin to turn one’s life to Christ. You’ve probably heard many a pastor refer to a person’s lifestyle as an open invitation for the devil to gain access to his or her world. Supposedly, as long as you engage in the …

When the world gets crazy, I mean absolutely chaotic, what do you do? How do you handle it? When nothing makes any sense, where do you go to find your sanity? When the world goes mad, how do you find clarity in the middle of confusion?

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Women showed out in numbers during the Church of God in Christ’s (COGIC) 112th Holy Convocation in downtown St. Louis on Friday, November 8 for Morning Manna. During Morning Manna, approximately 10,000 women arrived at America’s Center to celebrate Women’s Day, a decade-long tradition that d…

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“The time for assembly is God’s time,” said Superintendent John Smith during the welcome service for The Church of God in Christ’s (COGIC) 112th annual Holy Convocation. “It is not time to go to a beauty salon. It is not time to go play golf. It is not time to watch a basketball game. This i…

If you’re a local resident or a yearly visitor in St. Louis during the first week of November, you will quickly recognize the end of Daylight Savings Time as it perfectly coincides with the convergence upon the downtown area of one of the city’s largest and most opulent conventions – the 112…

Sometimes I have the audacity to think that I know just what it takes to guarantee salvation, only to discover with minimal soul searching how wrong I really have been. Time and time again I’m reminded that I had nothing to do with my own salvation. No matter how hard I try, I cannot earn my…

Confidence and discipline are spiritual concepts. Better yet, confidence coupled with discipline must surely be godly. This coupling should by no means be confused with arrogance and ego. Faith requires discipline and, together with spiritual confidence, the godly result is power.

Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church recognized the 400 hundred years of Africans in North America (1619-2019), acknowledging the beginning of slavery and African-American resilience, in solidarity with other churches and organizations across the country广西快3走势图, on Sunday, August 25.

Confidence and discipline are spiritual concepts. Better yet, confidence coupled with discipline must surely be godly. This coupling should by no means be confused with arrogance and ego. Faith requires discipline and, together with spiritual confidence, the godly result is power.

Have you ever gone to church expecting to hear a certain minister, only to have a substitute guest preacher in his or her place? It has happened to me on several occasions and, after my initial disappointment, I am always reminded that it really is all about the message and not necessarily t…

The inaugural #SheCan Summit will bridge the gap between spiritual and professional growth for entrepreneur women by gathering 300 women and girls on October 18-19 at Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Rd #4339 in Manchester, for action-packed events, workshops and networking.

Have you ever gone to church expecting to hear a certain minister, only to have a substitute guest preacher in his or her place? It has happened to me on several occasions and, after my initial disappointment, I am always reminded that it really is all about the message and not necessarily t…

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Jarvis Mcintire from St. Louis sang in the choir group during a Protestant Worship Service aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is curren…

I heard something recently that has stayed with me and has rapidly become embedded in my spirit, so I thought it was worthy to again pass along to you: “God is not schizophrenic.” It sounds simple enough, but, at closer inspection, you might want to seriously consider it implications.