Santa Isn’t Real, But You Still Get Presents

Before you call me Santa’s grumpy elf, I am writing to adults who no longer believe in Santa.  Or at least, they shouldn’t. As adults, we know that Santa isn’t real, but for our small children and grandchildren, we keep Santa as part of the family tradition because it’s fun playing along with the game. Thanks to the magic of TV Christmas specials, and holiday advertising–children all around the world believe in the man who knows if they’ve been naughty or nice. Whether the child has been naughty or nice, we, as parents, still deliver that special present they requested from Santa on their long Christmas lists. On

Whitlock Urges Fast for Spiritual Renewal and Ending Gun Violence

Pastor Mark E. Whitlock, Jr. of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church invited the faith community to join him in fasting for spiritual renewal and an end to gun violence. Through the fast, which started Nov. 11 and continues until Jan. 21, Whitlock believes God will heal “our lives, our land, our churches, our communities, our nation and world.” Among the incidents spurring Whitlock to action are the mass killings in Pittsburgh and Thousand Oaks as well as the recent murder in Las Vegas of the 25-year-old son of the Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard, pastor of Word of Encouragement Community Church

Prayer Guides the Way for Elgin and Elaine Baylor

Elgin Baylor is internationally known for his sports career. A trailblazer in professional basketball, he moved effortlessly from player to coach to front office executive. Countless pages on Google trace his professional rise, citing Elgin’s protest against racism as a rookie, his NBA records and awards, his statue unveiling at Staples Center and the recent release of his book, “Hang Time: My Life in Basketball.” Yet, few are aware that the strong prayer life of he and his wife, Elaine, has guided him throughout his many achievements. A life-long Baptist, Elgin shared, “I always believe that whatever I did in

A Invitation From Apostle Ron Hill

Join Apostle Ron Hill for a Season of Prayer, Fasting, Shut-In and a Deliverance Service Our inner-cites and America as a whole are in trouble. Racism, sexism, governmental distrust, unspeakable violence, lack of respect, economic corruption, sexual immodesty, troubled youth, broken marriages, incurable diseases, addictions… and the list can run to infinity. America has become a Godless nation, doomed to fail if the church fails to repent and call on God to release His glory. Nothing else will do. We need a Holy Ghost revival, now. First, it is the will of God to send a revival. Second, we are