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On "Being Saved" in Black America

hcsp.jpgby Daniel Whyte III

While growing up in a very religious and church-going family, I often heard the phrase "Being Saved." Now to me and my peers, "Being Saved" was a rather spooky and mystical thing, and only the real holy folk could be such -- whatever it was. I was under the impression that anyone who went up and took the chair after the preacher said, "The do-o-o-rs of the church are open," was saved.

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Whether From the Pulpit or In the Hood, Prayer Changes Things

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In my childhood home, a small plaque hung on the kitchen wall. It said, Prayer Changes Things. This little motto sparked my first theological musings on the nature of prayer ... not too bad when you're only five or six years old.
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How Should Christians Respond to the Homosexual Rights Debate

From gay rights in the military to ongoing battles over gay marriage, homosexual activism is constantly in the news. Christian views on sexuality are often marginalized by major media outlets, and Christians are often portrayed as bigots because they don't approve of homosexuality. Read More
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Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. On President Obama, Homosexual Marriage and True Fatherhood

hcsp.jpgI have always appreciated President Obama as a family man. He and first lady Michelle have popularized several healthy family practices. For example, his practice of date night is something that thousands of congregations have taught for several decades. In some ways, he is the nation's father in chief! He has had the opportunity to serve the U.S. as the nation's paternal role model. Read More
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Giving to Religious Organizations Keeps Going Down

hcsp.jpgLate on Tuesday, March 27, halfway around the world, President Obama began one of the most suspenseful waits in recent presidential history.

In discouraging news for church leaders, giving to religious organizations is still down.
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LISTEN: Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society Responds to Rev. Otis Moss III, Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ regarding a Letter he Wrote to a Black Pastor About President Obama's Support of Homosexual Marriage

hcsp.jpgBro. Moss: I do not know you and you do not know me. However, I have admired from afar the humility, dignity and class of your father and what he has meant to our community for years. I am happy that God has blessed you with the pedigree that you have. Read More
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Black Washington DC Father, Tony Loring, Overcomes Past Mistakes to Raise 5 Children

hcsp.jpgTiara's sandals are around somewhere. Her father has sent her upstairs to look while he rummages in the basement. It's kind of messy. There are rumpled bunk beds. Piles of clothes. An ironing board where he has just pressed pants for two of his sons.Read More
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Why Do African American Dads Who Deserve Praise Get Ignored?

As a result of the crisis of single mothers in our community many of us spend this time of the year questioning where are all the fathers. Well, whether you call him father, daddy, pops, old man, or just dad, I want to celebrate the men who day in and day out embrace the gift of being a father. Read More
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Fred Luter's Election Is a Huge Step Forward from Racism, But We Still Have a Long Way to Go

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In the early 1960s, when I was too young to understand the turmoil of the Civil Rights era, some men in our Southern Baptist congregation in Montgomery, Ala., asked my dad to stand outside our church with a baseball bat on a Sunday morning in case blacks showed up to protest. Thankfully, my father refused.

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Thank God for Fathers Who Stay with Their Children

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Anthony Ware and his high-school sweetheart parted ways years ago. But the 44-year-old St. Paul man swore he was not going to make the same mistake far too many men make when a kid comes along before the breakup. Read More
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Why Racial Justice is a Gospel Issue

by Russell D. Moore

As I write this, news reports tell us that we just might see, by the time you read this, the election of the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention. This is significant for all sorts of reasons: one being, of course, that the SBC was founded, partly, to protect the "right" of slaveholders to be missionaries. It's important also because it's a test for whether the SBC will go forward with the gospel and mission we say we believe.Read More
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Marriage Ends a Lot of Problems

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by LaShawn Barber

The findings are well known at this point. Children living with their married, biological parents are at lower risk of such social pathologies as poverty, delinquency, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, drug use, and criminality. These children also perform better in school.

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Is Preaching In America In a Bad State?

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Is preaching in America in a particularly bad state? Several commentators have recently raised the question, yet it has a long history. "It has become an impertinent Vein among People of all Sorts," wrote Jonathan Swift in the 1720s, "to hunt after what they call a good Sermon, as if it were a Matter of Pastime or Diversion."

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Why the Gospel Cannot Be Preached with Deeds

When it comes to the enduring question of word versus deed in the Christian's calling, the issue is always one of balance. How are Christians to think about the relative roles of words (proclaiming the gospel) and deeds (loving action) in what Christ has called his people to be and do? We need to set our scales to a balance that matches Scripture.

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What Makes Worship Music Work In Multiracial Congregations

hcsp.jpgIt's not the style or quality of musical performance that brings multiracial churches together, but a commitment to common participation.

BOOK TITLE - Worship across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation 
AUTHOR - Gerardo Marti 
PUBLISHER - Oxford University Press, USA 
RELEASE DATE - January 23, 2012 
PAGES - 280 
PRICE - $29.95
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"American Tapestry" Explores 'the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama'

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Twelve presidents were slaveholders, and perhaps another dozen (including the two named George Bush) came from families that once upon a time owned slaves. In common with many of our most venerable institutions, the presidency has ample connection to "slavery time": the White House is like an Internet link that, if you click on it, bounces you to the lawn of a plantation.

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Dr. Ed Young On Four Ways God Really Answers Prayer

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Do you believe God really answers prayer? Really and truly... that God hears your personal prayers and cares enough to respond? Your answer to those questions probably dictates if, when, where, and how you pray.

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Fulfilling Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream

hcsp.jpgLast year, with the opening of the Washington, D.C. memorial, our country rightfully honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The reverend's powerful voice called for the non-violent protest of the civil rights injustices African-Americans faced on a daily basis. Read More
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Coretta Scott King's 'Dream'

hcsp.jpgOn Monday, January 16, 2012, we are celebrating "Martin Luther King Day" here in America and this yearly event has brought memories flooding back for me. Read More

 

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WATCH: In Interview with Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond Opens Up On How He Was Nearly Aborted

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In a powerful interview with Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond opens up about himself and admits that his mother nearly aborted him. Check out the full interview below.

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Southern Baptists Hope for Increased Diversity After Luter's Election

hcsp.jpgThe Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that 11 a.m. on a Sunday is "the most segregated hour of the week," and even with an African American in the White House, that critique is still a sad reality in many Baptist churches.

Gerald Herbert/AP - The Rev. Fred Luter of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church in New Orleans reacts as he is elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans.
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Could Israel Live with a Nuclear Iran?

hcsp.jpgIsraeli intelligence experts role-played Iran in a simulation exploring the 'day after' scenario if Iran were to launch a nuclear explosive test. The results suggest war would not break out immediately. Read More
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Why Are Tuition Costs Exploding?

hcsp.jpgAs a senior in high school, I was president of the honor society, but I didn't know what I wanted to "do with my life." I did know I wanted to go to college -- everyone did -- and I figured I could figure it all out when I got to the University of Florida campus. This was in 1980.Read More
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Resisting The Urge To Splurge

hcsp.jpgU.S. consumer borrowing increased more slowly in April, restrained by a sharp reduction in credit card debt. Read More
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Making Breakfast a Habit May Cut the Odds of Diabetes, Obesity

hcsp.jpgYour mom was right, again. Don't skip breakfast! A new study shows that people who eat breakfast every day are less likely to become obese, develop type 2 diabetes, or gain fat around their tummy. Read More
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Surrounded on All Sides by Enemies, Every Israeli Citizen Prepares for Life on the Frontlines

hcsp.jpgThousands of missiles and rockets are aimed at Israel from almost all sides of the country, which means every Israeli citizen must prepare for life on the frontlines. Read More
 


 
 




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