Howard Thompson Jr. — a 45-year-old prisoner serving 30 years to life for murder and robbery, and also an ordained Pentecostal minister — won a settlement that allows him to preach at services inside the prison. Thompson had been conducting weekly worship services until prison officials issued a 2007 ban on inmate preaching. The American… Continue reading A Right To Preach Behind Bars
Some people’s religion is like a wooden leg. There is neither life nor warmth in it. Although it helps them hobble along, it never becomes part of them. It has to be strapped on every morning. Christianity is more than a creed to be believed, it is a life to be lived. It does no… Continue reading Quoted: Kelsey Griffin on Religion
Only a couple of years ago a new dollar was released. The interesting thing about this, is that the inscription in God we trust seem to have been removed. Upon further inspection, it wasn’t actually removed, but just slipped to the edge of the coin. The argument was that there just wasn’t any room for… Continue reading The Edge of the Coin
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. —Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)
Nobody enjoys falling. Failing… and all the emotions that immediately rush the soul like a crashing wave. If given in to, they will suffocate every ounce of one’s hope and determination. And what of those who watch us… who witness our calamity? Those who were trusting in us to make it over the finish line?… Continue reading Her Fall Gave Us The Courage To Go On
#1 – Choose to believe the best about the people on your team rather than always assuming the worst about them. #2 – Choose to trust them to make decisions that matter without having to run every minor detail by your for your approval. #3 – Choose to believe that when they ask particular questions… Continue reading 10 Choices A Leader Must Make Regarding His Staff
He drew a circle that shut me out—Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win; We drew a circle that took him in.
10 Keys to receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues: 1. John 7:38-39 Know.. it is the will of God for you to receive the Spirit according to the Scriptures! 2. Acts 2:36-39 Repent … by determining to turn from sin to God. Then be baptized in the name of… Continue reading 10 Keys to Receiving the Holy Ghost Speaking in Tongues
Sermon length is not measured in minutes; it is measured in minutes-beyond-interest, in the amount of time the minister continues to preach after he has lost the interest of his hearers. From book entitled “Why Johnny Can’t Preach” (by T. David Gordon).
This article accounts a Columbian woman’s experience in a local Morgue. She had been determined dead from a heart attack, and taken to the morgue for embalming and preparation for burial. However, when the mortician began the procedure, the woman moved her arm. Though believed to be dead, she was very much still alive. Could… Continue reading She’s Not Dead