- Created on 08 January 2013
The Day1 Ministry will hold its annual benefit banquet on Tuesday, March 19 at the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. For the fifth year the event will honor leaders in the Atlanta area who are known for their commitment to the good of the community, but who may not have been recognized for their deep commitment to their church and the religious community. The event supports the radio and internet ministry, Day1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).
Representatives from each of the participating denominations on Day1 will be recognized. This year's honorees will be:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: The Rev. Dr. R. D. Spear, Jr., Chaplain and Vice President, Cecil B. Day Foundation, Dunwoody Baptist Church
Episcopal Church: Winifred Davis, Community Volunteer and Tread Davis, Senior Counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, All Saints' Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church: The Honorable Dorothy Toth Beasley, Senior Judge, State of Georgia & Mediator and Arbitrator at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc., Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Presbyterian Church: Florida Ellis, Community Volunteer and Doug Ellis, Former CEO, Southern Mills, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
United Church of Christ: Douglas R. Hooker, P.E., Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission, First Congregational Church UCC
United Methodist Church: Lillian Darden, Retired President and CEO, the Foundation of Wesley Woods and Buddy Darden, Senior Counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Marietta First United Methodist Church
Tickets for the event are $175 per person and can be purchased online at http://day1benefit.eventbrite.com or call Rebecca Kurziak at 404-418-6772 to make your reservation.
Produced and hosted by Peter Wallace, Day1 is distributed nationally to over 200 stations each week, including NewsTalk WSB in the Atlanta area (AM 750 and 95.5 FM, Sundays at 7:05 a.m.). It is also accessible by podcast at Day1.org. The award-winning program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media in association with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.
Day1 began in 1945 when leaders of several major denominations and church-related colleges and seminaries came together with the goal of spreading the gospel through radio. Every week since then, the program has presented sermons from preachers across America, bringing faith to people around the world.
For more information, visit Day1.org.
- Created on 07 January 2013
Scripture of the Day: Philippians 4:13 – 'I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me'
Through the power of Christ in his life, Paul has been able to endure everything he has gone through, and he has been content in all his circumstances:
10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
Finally, even without the other contexts, within the verse is a principle overlooked many times – "through him [Christ] who strengthens me." Before someone can take this verse and use it as a spiritual steroid, it must be remembered that the power lies not with us but with Jesus Christ. If we are living our lives in our own power and neglecting our time with him, can Philippians 4:13 really have its full meaning?
- Created on 04 January 2013
A source from the rapper's hometown of Detroit claims to have witnessed Eminem's transformation firsthand through some of his recent actions, according to AllHipHop.com.
He stated that Eminem has been going through many changes as of late and has removed himself "from the depths of the music industry," and has also refused to conform to what is expected from him in the business.
Eminem, known for his shock value lyrics as well as his vivid storytelling and superior lyrical capabilities confessed to being a Christian on a song on his first album Infinite, which was released before his major label debut The Slim Shady LP.
"But in the midst of this insanity, I've found my Christianity through God and there's a wish he granted me," raps Eminem on "It's Ok." "He showed me how to cope with this stress and hope for the best, instead of moping depressed."
Check out the full story on ChristianPost.com.
- Created on 04 January 2013
The wife of a Texas pastor reportedly took her own life this weekend in the parking lot of McClelland Gun Shop, located in East Dallas, Texas, presumably using the pistol she had just purchased from the firearms supplier, according to reports.
Harriet Deison, 65, wife of Pastor Pete Deison of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, was found dead in her Lexus Sedan after employees of McClelland Gun Shop heard gunfire around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29. It appeared as though Deison shot herself.
Authorities are reporting that Deison took her own life, although no suicide note was left at the scene of the shooting.
In an op-ed piece in The Chattanoogan, columnist Roy Exum, a friend of the Deison family, said the pastor's wife "charmed all of our hearts" and "exemplified her life into a role model that hundreds of women have followed."
"I believe she could do anything from arranging flowers to running a big company in Dallas, both of which she did adroitly," Exum added.
- Created on 03 January 2013
Passion 2013, a Christian conference that reaches out to students and young adults, reportedly attracted more than 60,000 people to the Georgia Dome this week.
This year's conference will be the largest single Passion gathering in North America since the Passion movement began, according to ChristianPost.com. Christian speakers including John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan, Judah Smith, and Gary Haugen will be present and Christian entertainers scheduled to perform include Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Charlie Hall, David Crowder, Lecrae and Jesus Culture.
Organizer Louie Giglio, who will also speak at the event, says Passion is meant to be a symbol of a new generation that is discovering religion and turning to God.