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The parables of Jesus modernized for a contemporary audience (Conclusion)

July 2, 2020

The parables spoken by Jesus were all relatable to Jesus’ audience. Jesus often took an everyday, common subject to explain a deeper and valuable moral lesson to His hearers and followers. This month, my goal has been to take a parable of Jesus and recreate a modern scenario using the interpretive elements in the parable… [Read More]

In Loving Memory Of Sandra Campbell Scott

July 2, 2020

Sandra Campbell Scott was born on September 11, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was born to Alfredia Scott and Freddie Jones, with a loving father, Frank James Campbell, who raised her from birth. She was preceded in death by her dad, Freddie Jones, siblings Mary Jane (died at birth), Arjean Campbell, Alfred Holiman, Gloria Jones… [Read More]

The parables of Jesus modernized for a contemporary audience (Week 3)

June 25, 2020

Jesus’ parables are included in the Synoptic Gospels. (Matthew, Mark and Luke.) A parable is defined as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. If we use the definition of a parable loosely, then it must include all parabolic instructions (e.g. see Isaiah 5:1-7, 2 Samuel 12:1- 4, etc.), not just those in the New… [Read More]

The parables of Jesus modernized for a contemporary audience (Week 2)

June 18, 2020

When I think about how God’s Word still teaches us today through its timeless truths, my mind inherently turns to the spiritual insight we continue to glean from the parables Jesus spoke during His earthly ministry. While the Bible was completed many years ago, it contains the unchanging message of hope and values for us… [Read More]

Dr. Ellis Wilkins, Pastor of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, celebrates 90th birthday with surprise drive-by

June 18, 2020

On June 2, 1930 in a shanty house in Wesson, Arkansas, little did John and Bessie Wilkins know that they were there! “I HAD ENOUGH HEARTACHE AND ENOUGH HEADACHE I’VE HAD SO MANY UPS AND DOWNS DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE .. SEE I DECIDED THAT I CRIED MY LAST TEAR YESTERDAY.”… [Read More]

The parables of Jesus modernized for a contemporary audience (Week 1)

June 11, 2020

The Bible contains the eternal Word of God. While times change, God’s Word never changes! Consider the parables of Jesus. Spoken over 2,000 years ago, Jesus used the parables to help His followers understand spiritual and moral truths. In the parables, Jesus used common everyday events to explain aspects of the kingdom of God. This… [Read More]

In Loving Memory of Dorothy Balenger Stanley

June 4, 2020

Dorothy Frances Balenger was born on August 11, 1927 to the union of Russell T. and Dorothy (nee: Adams) Balenger in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dorothy received her formal education in the Milwaukee Public School system in Milwaukee, WI; Cincinnati Public School System in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the St. Paul Public School System in St. Paul, Minnesota…. [Read More]

ALS Awareness Month – #ALSAwareness (conclusion)

June 4, 2020

ALS (or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Awareness Month is observed in the United States during the month of May. In Canada, June has been declared as ALS Awareness Month by the Canadian Minister of Health. It has been my resolve for nearly 20 years, to bring awareness to various topics through this column. This month, the… [Read More]

ALS Awareness Month – #ALSAwareness (Week 3)

May 28, 2020

The Ice Bucket Challenge is one example of an event designed to raise awareness that inspired unparalleled giving on behalf of ALS Awareness. The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity involving the dumping of a bucket of ice water over a person’s head, either by another person or self-administered. The Ice Bucket Challenge began as… [Read More]

ALS Awareness Month – #ALSAwareness (Week 2)

May 21, 2020

This month’s focus is on ALS Awareness. I noted in last week’s article that awareness days, weeks and months are helpful as they heighten awareness around a specific cause, start conversations and have spurred charity events and information campaigns. Awareness months also provide the community with opportunities to participate via support for a cause one… [Read More]