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Activist moves ministry to new location
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Julia Ross Harrelson grow up in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, on a farm with more than 114 acres of tobacco, squash, snap peas and anything else you could think of. The youngest of eight children, Harrelson had the task of collecting wood for the stove and gathering water from the spring near the farm. Her father Walter Ross distributed surplus food to
Standing firm amid intolerance
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, La. – Are you willing to be ridiculed for your beliefs? Are you prepared to take a loss in exchange for remaining true to your faith? It seems these questions soon will have to be reckoned with, considering that religious intolerance is on the rise in the United States. Private religious expression is just fine. However, some insist
Housing allowance survives at appeals court
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has overturned a decision striking down the 60-year-old ministerial housing allowance in an action cheered by Southern Baptist leaders. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled Nov. 13 that an atheist organization lacked the legal right – known as "standing" – to challenge the portion of a
Vashawn Mitchell remains ‘Unstoppable’
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Vashawn Mitchell is well known for his awe inspiring “Nobody Greater” that spanned radio waves and spilled from the lips of worshippers in church as well as those who bow at Bedside Baptist. Mitchell’s Nov. 11 release of “Unstoppable” brings the same kind of energy and reverence with an urge toward a holy dance. Mitchell has
Why won't my husband pray with me?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
As a Christian desiring the best marriage and a close walk with God, you may wonder why you and your spouse don’t have a deeply connected prayer life together. You say a blessing over the food and you pray for the missionaries, but you seldom if ever pour out your hearts before God together. Many counselors suggest that praying together builds
Be a kingdom builder, Part 2
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
In my previous article, I argued that “Everyone has influence. We all influence someone.” And that God expects us to be good stewards of that influence. And I defined a “kingdom builder” as one who has a great purpose to live for, great principles to live by, great power to live on and great people to live with. I shared the first
Too stressed to be blessed
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Black folks lead the nation in church-going, praise-dancing, shouting, call-and-response, and “whoopin.” We like to “get our church on” and feel good while doing so. We do our holy dances and run down the aisles to lay our money at the feet of preachers, some of whom anoint it by stepping on it before they spend it. Black
Today is the day to reach the world
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
EL CAJON, Calif. – If you're like me, there are days when I have to scratch my head at the state of our world; days when I have to say, "How can that be true?" Sometimes I wonder if what I feel about our world matches up with what I know about our world. What I know about our world: • Communication. The reality is, we know far more about our

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Help find missing Durham child

If you see this missing child, call (919) 560-4600 or 911.

‘Big House’ Gaines honored with character award

Winston-Salem State legendary basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines will

Public weigh in on transit future

DURHAM – If all gets approved and goes as planned, the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit