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Nevada Baptists elect first black president
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
RENO, Nevada – The Nevada Baptist Convention at its 2014 annual meeting elected its first black president, Nellis Baptist Church Pastor Greg Fields of Las Vegas. "I highly anticipate serving the Nevada Baptist Convention in this capacity as it will be a wonderful experience for me, my family and our congregation," Fields told Baptist Press after his
Earnest Pugh protégé to release holiday CD
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Earnest Pugh (“I Need Your Glory” and “Rain On Us” fame) is continuing his longstanding practice of introducing new acts to the gospel music industry with the release of “Christmas with John Paul” on Dec. 2. The five-song extended play CD showcases the classically trained pianist John Paul McGee tackling yuletide
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
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St. Aug’s men get first win

WOMEN Shaw (3-2) The Bears have won two of their past three games with wins over Elizabeth

Triangle adds 2 minor league basketball teams

One of the major changes the Tobacco Road Basketball League made over the summer was to up the

Trojans move on to second round of playoffs

Virginia State is the lone Division II HBCU team left in the NCAA playoffs. The Trojans