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Untested Faith is Untrusted Faith

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times The old saying is when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The operative word here is tough. My question for you is what happens when you insert the dynamics of faith into any given situation? The reason for the question is that I must have been taking notes in church one Sunday and I came across them in my bible recently. I wrote ...

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AME Preacher Teaches and Preaches Fitness for the Mind Body & Soul At Historic Mount Zion

Historic Mt. Zion presented its first Fitness Day with Coach Oneil Brown eminently known as the “Fitness Preacher” this past Saturday, July 18th. Coach Brown and his team of Fitness Warriors reside in Tallahassee, Florida and trekked to Jacksonville to assist in Historic Mt. Zion’s exercise initiatives. Coach Brown’s Boot Camp exercise programs are tailored for all body types. He also educates the community ...

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Northside Community Involvement Hosts Jamboree on Ave B

Northside Community Involvement, Inc. 2nd Annual Jamboree on Ave. B took place on Saturday across the street from the church. Northside Community Involvement, Inc. mission is to help the community become closer and take an active vital part in their community. The event was a fun filled day that included a garage sale, food for a small fee, carnival games, bouncey houses, a dunk tank and a water slide for t ...

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The Black Church and the Strength to Forgive

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss of loved ones at the hands of Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., they reflected the finest reflection of Christian values. A daughter Ethel Lance, 70, one of the nine killed at Bible study, struggled to ...

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Unlocking Kingdom Authority and Power Within You

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Matthew 16:19-21 Bible Fact: Jesus expects all of His disciples to demonstrate the authority and power of His kingdom as a witness to a weak and wicked world. The Big Idea: To get Christian disciples to surrender their faith beyond the traditional to be offered the opportunity to engage with God without restrictions to do miraculou ...

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Racism in America

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times This week, it was as though we were reliving Sept. 15, 1963, all over again, when a bomb blast at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four African-American girls during church services. At least 14 others were injured. Three former Ku Klux Klan members were convicted of murder for the bombing. This ti ...

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Burned NC Church May be Investigated as Hate Crime

MEGHAN KENEALLY Digital Reporter Police are investigating whether a fire at a predominantly Black church in North Carolina is a hate crime, authorities have said. A blaze was reported at the Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in east Charlotte just before 1 a.m. Wednesday and investigators have determined that it was arson, The Associated Press reported. "We completed our work on the scene and determined this ...

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Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Seeks Donations for Private Jet

The ministry of  prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist  Creflo Dollar who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.  The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people to "Sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. Dollar and his wife, Taffi, are co-past ...

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Kingdom Builders Fundraiser Focuses on Building the Community

The Kingdom Builders Outreach Fundraiser Singing Ministry held a special event last weekend at Bible Way Ministry to raise funds for ministering in the streets, jails, churches and spreading the word. The ministry also spreads the word on how to have a personal relationship with God through Christ.   On a daily basis Kingdom Builders Outreach provides free education and testing for HIV, free clothes and foo ...

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Northside Church of Christ Feeds Thousands at Annual Homecoming

The streets of Avenue B and Weaver Rd were filled to capacity for the Northside Church of Christ’s 15th Annual Community Fish Fry, an activity of the church’s annual Homecoming festivities. Thousands of people from the neighboring community, friends, and family, joined the congregation to eat “free” fish, grits and hotdogs. Also on the grounds, children and adults played board games, enjoyed cotton candy, f ...

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