Rise to the Moment of Truth Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Tag: FAITH

Auburn baseball butch thompson Alabama News
Auburn baseball's Butch Thompson aiming for 'championships' but also wanting to 'make a difference' through Christ

In a recent podcast with "Sports Spectrum," Auburn head baseball coach Butch Thompson discussed his faith in Christ and what it means for him in his life.

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Winter Jam 2024: 40-city Christian music tour starts in Alabama on Friday

"Winter Jam 2024," the largest Christian music annual tour, will perform in 40 U.S. cities. Kickoff is in Mobile for well-known contemporary Christian music acts and a message.

John Ed Mathison Alabama News
Montgomery Rev. John Ed Mathison suggests patterning these Bible characters for your New Year

As we all start a New Year, John Ed, as almost everyone calls him, has made a common sense suggestion for a New Year’s resolution, really for a life change.

Proverbs Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: A powerful 2024 New Year’s resolution; different and difference-making

Proverbs is called “the book of wisdom.” It contains and explains dozens, maybe hundreds, of common sense guidelines for more Godly living. It’s a how-to book for everyday life.

Vca Alabama News
Valiant Cross Academy in Montgomery receives $1 million education innovation award

A $1 million Yass Prize was awarded to Valiant Cross Academy, an all-boys Christian school based in Montgomery, on Wednesday.

Bible Christmas Alabama News
An invaluable Christmas gift you can share with others now, and it’s free

Alabama folks are sharing a Christmas gift to others throughout the month of December. They are spreading this message through Facebook, other social media and email.

Auburn United Methodist Church Alabama News
Auburn United Methodist Church files suit against United Methodist Church to force disaffiliation vote, establish property ownership

A coalition of members of the Auburn United Methodist Church recently filed a suit in Lee County to allow the congregation to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church and establish the congregants as the sole owners of the church’s property.

Spencer pope francis Alabama News
Bishop returns to his roots in Sylacauga

It’s a long way from being an altar boy in Sylacauga to being Bishop of the U.S. Military Archdiocese, but that is the life journey made by Dickie Spencer.

WS Neal Alabama News
East Brewton's W.S. Neal High School football players baptized after a week of Bible study

Fourteen members of the W.S. Neal High School football team chose to be baptized this week.

Crosshair Alabama News
Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: Why the Freedom From Religion Foundation has Alabama in its crosshairs

Make no mistake, FFRF has targeted Alabama and will not stop until they succeed in upending the practices of faith that many of us hold dear.

Unite Auburn Alabama News
Thousands gather for 'Unite Auburn' — Event concludes with wave of student baptisms

Auburn University's Neville Arena hosted a massive crowd of nearly a thousand people across the age spectrum on Tuesday night for the "Unite Auburn" event featuring several speakers and a worship band performance. 

Butch Thompson, Bruce Pearl, Hugh Freeze Alabama News
Auburn's Freeze, Pearl, Thompson come together to tout 'big night of worship' at Neville Arena

The big three head coaches at Auburn University are calling on students to Unite next week in a "big night of worship and connection" at Neville Arena.

FUM Cmont Alabama News
First United Methodist Church-Montgomery continues to seek ways to disaffiliate despite rule change

First United Methodist Church-Montgomery is continuing to explore options to disassociate from the UMC denomination after a recent rule change in the church’s hierarchy changed the process by which churches can leave the denomination.

Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Alabama News
Southern Baptist Convention votes on women’s ordination, expels two churches with women pastors

The Southern Baptist Convention, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, announced Wednesday that it has voted to uphold its Executive Committee’s previous decision to disfellowship member churches with women pastors.

Geoffrey Lentz Alabama News
Leaked email shows newly elected UMC General Conference delegate touting new Alabama-West Florida Conference rule change - ‘The days of mass and easy disaffiliation’ are over

A leaked email shows a newly elected delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference congratulating other UMC clergy within the Alabama-West Florida Conference for moving forward with a rule that makes it more difficult for traditional churches to disaffiliate from the denomination while retaining church property.

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Mountain Brook’s Canterbury United Methodist Church votes to remain in UMC

On Monday, Mountain Brook’s Canterbury United Methodist Church voted to remain in the United Methodist Church and not follow the over 500 traditional Methodist churches in Alabama, choosing to leave the denomination over its embracing of progressive policies.

Woman by Lake Alabama News
Ashley Carter: God makes no mistakes

God, in His infinite wisdom, created us in His image and for His glory. There are but two genders – male and female – and that will never change.  

Praise Alabama News
Parker Snider: What might revival look like in Alabama?

What would it look like if genuine revival hit Alabama, making the truth of the Gospel suddenly become real for people?

Samford Alabama News
Samford revival showing no signs of stopping as displays of prayer, singing and testimonies nears fifth day

Students at Samford University have been gathering for over four days to sing and pray in a spontaneous revival that has been ongoing since Wednesday.

Asbury2 Alabama News
Matt Clark: Why the Asbury revival could be what America needs

Last week, students at Asbury University, a private Christian school in Kentucky, assembled for their biweekly chapel service in the school’s auditorium. But when the chapel service was scheduled to end, the worship kept going.

Cross religion christian Alabama News
Anti-Christian violence on the rise in the U.S. — Five Alabama churches attacked since 2018

A new report from the Family Research Council (FRC) indicates that acts of hostility toward Christian churches in the United States are on the rise. 

Christmas tree Alabama News
Ashley Carter: A Christmas tree wish

This past week, my family and I took a short trip to the mountains. While we were there, we visited a few stores and did some shopping. I was taken aback by the small tree filled with hand-written wishes as I entered one of the stores.

Bible Christmas Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: And we know that hope does not disappoint

For the believer, our hope is placed in a person, born on December 25, over 2,000 years ago.

Tim James Alabama News
Tim James: Rosh Hashanah – ‘Tis the season of transition

I write this letter to you, the people of Alabama, as a warning to those who serve on governmental mountains and to the Church, meaning my fellow Christians. 

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Adoptive mom uses medical knowledge to help children with special needs

From The Alabama Baptist   At a young age, Johnna Breland felt called to be a doctor, but as she grew up, that career never seemed...

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Richard E. Simmons: What has happened to Harvard?

Back in August of this year, Harvard announced that they had hired a new chaplain who happens to be an atheist. That does not seem...