Rose Garden Christianity is Thorny Variety

Rose Garden Christianity is Thorny Variety

Focus on the Family founding president James Dobson’s post-election reflection was quite the lament. He took the loss by the incumbent president very personally. For Dobson and other religious-right attention-seekers – often courted by conservative politicians to...

Prayer – A Marvelous Opportunity to Collaborate

Collaboration is the order of the day for the National Baptist Convention of America International (NBCA) Inc. I serve as NBCA’s president, and we have prayerfully and strategically sought to serve affiliated congregations in relevant ways by recognizing that...

Why National Day of Prayer is More Urgent Than Ever

The U.S. has observed seasons of prayer throughout its history from log cabins to the White House and from family gatherings to crowded arenas. The official setting aside of special observances of prayer to God is not a novel notion. Colonies and settlements in...

Are You Ready for the National Day of Prayer?

The National Day of Prayer served as an outreach opportunity for First Baptist of Nashville for several years. This usually involved renting the local convention center, securing a speaker and musical personalities to help us build a crowd, enlisting an army of...

What are we praying for?

Today was the official “National Day of Prayer,” so designated by the U.S. Congress in 1952 — a period of evangelical fervor that also saw “under God” added to the pledge of allegiance (1954) and “In God We Trust” adopted as a...