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Sunday morning still segregated
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
NASHVILLE – Sunday morning remains one of the most segregated hours in American life, with more than 8 in 10 congregations made up of one predominant racial group, a LifeWay Research study shows. And most worshipers, according to the study, seem to like it that way. Two-thirds of American churchgoers (67 percent) say their church has done enough to
The ideal pastor's wife
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
PENSACOLA, Fla. – What does the ideal pastor's wife look like? Believe it or not, every pastor's wife is one-of-a-kind. She's definitely not a clone of your previous pastor's wife or any other pastor's wife you know. God created her uniquely: her personality, giftedness, style, strengths and weaknesses. Don't fall for the rumor that there's a
Durham churches to launch congregational wellness
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
DURHAM – Seven Durham churches are kicking off the new year with a commitment to nourish the spirit, soul and body. As participants in the 2015 Congregational Wellness Challenge, pastors, lay leaders and 12 members from each congregation will engage in a 40-day effort to inspire holistic health within their churches and across the community. The
Andrae’ Crouch kindled 'new dimension' of worship
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary gospel songwriter and performer Andrae’ Crouch died last week at the age of 72. Crouch's songs – "My Tribute," "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power," "Soon and Very Soon," "Bless the Lord" and "Through It All" – have become standards and are included in the hymnals of both African-American and Anglo
Most churchgoers won't skip church for football
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
NASHVILLE – Most American churchgoers would rather attend church than watch their favorite football team, a LifeWay Research study shows. But a few diehard fans are willing to miss out on worship to watch a game. About 1 in 7 churchgoers (15 percent) say they'd skip church in order to watch their favorite football team, according to a survey of 994
The nerve of some people!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
DORA, Ala. – I witnessed a stampede the other day that might rival a grand opening sale, but in this case, it was a mass exodus of churchgoers leaving during the invitation. Yes during, not after, the invitation. While our choir, praise team and congregation sang "Let Faith Arise," an astounding number of people did just that: They rose. And then

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RALEIGH – Perimeter shooting and defense have keyed the recent success of the Saint