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Can Chandra Williams Become the First Female President of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention?

The Rev. Chandra I. Williams is running to become the first female president of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention because she wants to make sure that women have a say in making decisions at both the state convention and local church levels, along with making the Black church strong again. (more…)

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Why the Local Church Is Unrivaled In Its Potential To Bring About Meaningful Transformation In the Areas of Race and Ethnicity

In my previous post, I offered some reflections on the racist incidences at Fenway Park. In this follow-up post, I will attempt to explain why I believe the local church is an ideal context in which to pursue racial reconciliation. (more…)

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Black NJ College Professor Lisa Durden Fired After Racially Insensitive Comments on Fox News

A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. (more…)

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Southern Baptist Evangelists Aim for Greater International Reach

Increasing international evangelism and diversity were the focus of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists when it gathered in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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After Meeting with Georgia Pastors and Faith Leaders For Upcoming ‘Night of Hope’ Event In Atlanta, Joel Osteen Discusses his Prayer For America Following Trump’s Election

Texas megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen has a prayer for America. (more…)

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Grammy Award-winning Worship Artist Chris Tomlin Makes History By Selling Out Major Shows On his 2017 “Worship Night In America” Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2i39mbUlt4 Grammy Award-winner Chris Tomlin brought the church together in unity and prayer throughout this spring with his “Worship Night In America” tour.  Featuring Chris Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, and Zach Williams, the tour made 23 stops across the U.S., selling out arenas in major markets including Phoenix, Portland,

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A Challenge for the Church: When Will We Step Up on Lessening America’s Racial Divide?

As the Golden State Warriors prepare to host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA championship playoffs, police are investigating a "racially motivated slur" directed at LeBron James. (more…)

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How a Black Minister Helped a KKK Leader Leave the Klan and Turn To Christ, Eventually Becoming the First Caucasian Elder In the Church of God In Christ

Many Christians have heard the life-changing testimony of former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Johnny Lee Clary. (more…)

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Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Western Wall

President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites. (more…)

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Trump Calls on Arab Leaders to Step Up in Fight Against ‘Islamist Extremism’

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight "Islamist extremism" on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. (more…)

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Taraji P. Henson Calls for Unity at 2017 MTV Movie Awards, Says ‘Clever’ God Made Everyone Different for a Reason

"Hidden Figures" actress accepted the MTV Movie and TV Award for "Fight Against the System" on Sunday on behalf of her "Hidden Figures" cast and filmmakers and used the platform to make a call for unity, saying that God cleverly made everyone different for a reason. (more…)

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Tasha Cobbs Introduces New Sound With New Album, ‘Heart.Passion.Pursuit’, Releasing Summer 2017

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is giving us a taste of her new sound off her highly anticipated album #HeartPassionPursuit that is due out this summer. Cobbs-Leonard says this latest project is her heaviest assignment yet, and calls the sound…a universal sound…Heaven’s sound! (more…)

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Emmanuel Macron Hangs On to Lead in French Election

Centrist Emmanuel Macron clung on to his status as favorite to win France's presidential election in a four-way race that is too close to call, as the camp of far-right challenger Marine Le Pen ramped up its eurosceptic rhetoric in a row with Brussels. (more…)

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SBC President Steve Gaines Urges Southern Baptists to Prioritize Prayer for Unity and Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Southern Baptists should prioritize prayer for unity and evangelism, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary setting forth key aspects of prayer. (more…)

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