In the Pulpit

An Often Neglected Treasure Chest for Sermon Illustrations

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by Erik Raymond

It is late in the week, and pastors are making headway on their sermons. By now most have a good handle on the text and even are working towards application for their congregation. But there is always a can that seems to get kicked down the road: illustrations. This is because illustrations are not often right on the surface of the freshly excavated text. It takes some time and often substantial reflection to find helpful and appropriate illustrations. Continue reading

Thinking Christianly

Grammy® Award Nominated Artist Tamela Mann Drops New Album “One Way” Today, Friday, September 9

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Scheduled appearances include The Today Show, BET Joyful Noise, GMA Dove Awards, ABC Radio, Ricky Smiley Show, Willie Moore Jr. Show, Darlene McCoy Show, Essence.com, Vibe.com, TBN, Daystar TV, and others

Grammy® Award Nominated, NAACP Image Award Winning Artist and Billboard Chart-Topping Singer TAMELA MANN releases her highly-anticipated new album ONE WAY Friday, September 9 on her Tillymann Music label through RED Distribution. One Way features the power ballad single “God Provides,” which is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Chart this week. “God Provides” is written and produced by long-time friend and collaborating partner, Gospel Music Icon Kirk Franklin. Continue reading

For a More Intelligent Faith

Tony Evans and Kimberla Lawson Roby Top the September 2016 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List

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ATLANTA, GA, (September 6, 2016) — Bestselling authors, Tony Evans (Kingdom Marriage — Nonfiction) and Kimberla Lawson Roby (A Sinful Calling — Fiction) lead the bestsellers list of Black Christian authors on the September 2016 edition of the Black Christian News/Black Christian Book Company National Bestsellers List. Continue reading