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When family pressures threaten your ministry
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
“Does your family demonstrate a spirit of peace?” I heard the preacher say. “No!” I yelled inside myself. Little did anyone know, our family was in a state of crisis. Our oldest son’s behavior was getting worse every day; he was finally diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder and depression; and our 3-year-old was picking
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Why We Eat Our Own By Michael Cheshire First Punch Press, $14.95 PB What ever happened to Ted Haggard? Does anyone care? It really doesn’t matter that much, after all, because he disqualified himself from ministry. We can all write him off. He was sent packing and that’s that, right? Not according to Cheshire in his book, Why We Eat Our Own.
The struggle between giving and surviving
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
As a financial educator and speaker, I am asked all sorts of questions: How do I start a budget? Why do I need to cut up my credit cards? Do you really think I earn enough to be debt free? There is one question I’m rarely asked in a public setting, but I know many in our churches think about: How do I resolve the struggle of giving properly or
Disciple-making vision spreading
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. – Chris McNairy is spreading his vision for making disciples in Mississippi and beyond. Through the outreach he has founded, Urban Fusion Network, McNairy is partnering with Baptist leaders in a state with the highest percentage of African-Americans of any state in the union, at nearly 40 percent. Among 2,000-plus Southern Baptist
9 reasons you should make the most of ‘big days’ for growth
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Easter is coming! And it will be one of the most well-attended Sundays for churches this year. Wise church leaders will take advantage of the opportunity to present the simple but profoundly hopeful message of Jesus’ resurrection to all of the extra guests who come. One of the secrets to Saddleback’s growth over the years is big days. There are
Pick your friends wisely
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Recently, friends supported me as I spoke to the male members of a local church at a prayer breakfast. I was reminded of how much I was impacted by Mark 2:5. The parable of the paralytic struck me in a way that has never left my consciousness. If you remember, Jesus gave us all a candid perspective on how we should select our friends. “When Jesus saw

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Former alum named St. Aug’s interim president

RALEIGH – Dr. Everett B. Ward was named St. Augustine’s interim present Wednesday.


Winston-Salem State baseball is undefeated since returning to the CIAA. The Rams won their

WSSU names interim coach

Nobody sent CC an anniversary card last month. Sixteen years it’s been. Yep, The Tribune