JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (BNC) by Matt Wallin — Because of the upcoming election, our country is talking politics. We want to use this opportunity to start a spiritual conversation with our readers. The Sept./Oct. issue of House to House/Heart to Heart will discuss, “If Jesus Were Running for President, Would He Win?” Continue reading “‘If Jesus were running for president, would he win?’ HTH runs special issue”
FLORENCE, Ala. (BNC) — The Fall, 2016, semester at Heritage Christian University will carry the theme “Be Transformed,” based on Romans 12:2, according to a Heritage News email sent Aug. 22. Continue reading “Heritage Christian chooses semester theme: ‘Be transformed’”
CORDOVA, Alabama (BNC) — Zac Langley hopes the recent newspaper article about him encourages people to visit the Zion congregation he works with.
“Let us all pray that it does the story justice and does not bring shame to our Zion Church of Christ but instead give people a reason to visit,” he wrote May 7 on Facebook, the day before the feature article appeared in the area newspaper. Continue reading “Restored preacher focuses on church’s plans and efforts”
HARTSELLE, Ala. (BNC) — William Jeremy Hulsey, 43, gospel preacher with the Aldridge Grove congregation in Moulton, and his wife Sandra, 37, were killed in their home Thursday night, according to Jamie Suiter. Continue reading “Son arrested for murder of preacher and wife”
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (BNC) by Michael E. Brooks — Missions, especially Bangladesh and Nepal missions, has lost a great friend and benefactor. William Britton, former long-time elder of the Highland Park congregation, passed away Sunday evening, Apr. 3.
Among William’s many interests and accomplishments, he was especially noted as a promoter and supporter of missions. His longest and greatest involvement was with the work in South Asia, especially in Bangladesh. Continue reading “Missions elder William Britton passes in Alabama”
HOOVER, Ala. (BNC) by Chuck Webster — As a minister, I’ve visited hospitals a lot over the years, usually for a surgery or sickness that kept the patient in the hospital for a day or two, maybe longer. Occasionally, though, it’s different. Sometimes people are facing the day that in some sense they’ve always feared. Continue reading “What I learned in a hospital room”
FLORENCE, Ala. (BNC) by Richard Mansel — Days and nights can be immaterial to a caregiver because they don’t know when they will be able to sleep again and for how long. Every sound is magnified and every furtive look brings concern. Calamity is always lurking nearby. Even waiting for a safe time to shower can be stressful. Continue reading “‘Calamity always lurks nearby.’ The challenges of a caregiver”
ANDALUSIA, Ala. (BNC) by Curtis Thomasson — A 97-year-old man, a man who had been unfaithful for some 20 years, a faithful Christian lady, a husband and wife, and a man who had seen the advertisement out front as he passed the building and returned that evening responded to the invitation in the Cedar Grove congregation’s gospel meeting July 19-23. Continue reading “Alabama: Six respond in ‘moving’ gospel meeting”
(BNC) — Fox News Channel today showed a recovered LinkedIn profile of John Russell Houser, the gunman who killed two people July 23 in a movie theater in Lafayette, La., which showed that Houser listed his education as Faulkner University. Continue reading “Louisiana movie shooter listed Faulkner University on LinkedIn profile”
MARBURY, Ala. (BNC) by Ben Giselbach — I am disappointed in the condescending and often derogatory comments by many of my peers: Continue reading “Alabama preacher: ‘Let me be angry at yesterday’s Supreme Court decision’”
FLORENCE, Ala. (BNC) by Edmon Gallagher — Summer will be here soon, and many of you are making plans for your congregation. Perhaps the preacher will be conducting a few gospel meetings. Bible class teachers will be planning vacations. You may need a break from teaching to recharge. But you still desire quality material for the Bible class curriculum. Continue reading “HCU launches study series with 13 videos about ‘The Church’”
GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — Diane Grantham, Geneva, AL, has endeared herself to both local nursing home residents and personnel. For the past year she has been going to the home on Monday mornings at 9:30 to tell Bible stories.
FLORENCE, Ala. (BNC) by Bill Bagents — Heritage Christian University alumnus Bobby Leek reported eight additional baptisms recently at the Whiteville Correctional Facility near Memphis, where he serves as chaplain.
HCU board member Wayne Barrier and adjunct faculty member Janet Barrier report an excellent teaching visit to Vietnam. Wayne and alumnus Ricky Berger also report encouraging reception of their recent teaching in Myanmar. Continue reading “Heritage reports baptisms, library growth, teaching abroad”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BNC) — Three Faulkner University athletes were arrested today, according to WSFA TV, and will be charged with the murder of a fourth athlete, Ryan Brooks, 19.
According to Montgomery Police, all four were attempting to break into a home with the intent to commit robbery, when one of the students was shot and killed by the homeowner. Continue reading “Three Faulkner athletes to be charged in murder of fourth”
DECATUR, Ala(BNc) — Three prisoners were recently baptized into Christ at the Beltline church of Christ in Decatur, Alabama. Lisa, Ashley, and Cassandra were given permission by authorities to leave the jail for baptism.
Danny Truitt’s wife, Deborah, a WBS teacher, had studied with the three young women. He recaps the occasion: “Two deputies brought them to the building in handcuffs and shackles. The handcuffs and shackles were removed to allow them to put on baptismal garments, and then the handcuffs were placed on them again. The ankle shackles were left off to allow them to better negotiate the steps into the baptistery.” Truitt added, “Needless to say, she is pumped beyond measure,” referring to his wife’s excitement over the baptisms.
Despite the physical chains, these women have found freedom in Christ. What a joy it is to share in this triumph with the Beltline congregation.
Photo of Ashley’s baptism taken by Esco Olinger. Article submitted to BNc. It was originally written by Jonathan Towell.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (BNc) — Oliver church minister David O’Connell called the local volunteer fire department to help with the baptism of a wheel-chair bound woman with terminal cancer.
With a diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer, 74-year-old Doris Chandler decided to obey the Lord. But she needed help.
WHNT television station reported on it.
Thanks to Sandra Moore for the tip.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (BNc) — Jerry and Frances Davidson were honored at the Capital Prayer Breakfast, July 18, 2014, at the RSA Tower in Montgomery, Alabama. The breakfast is sponsored bi-monthly by Amridge University, also in Montgomery.
Brethren came from far and near to offer up prayers to God for thanksgiving, church leaders, families, city, state and national leaders, sick, bereaved, and shut-ins. Continue reading “Davidsons honored at Capital Prayer Breakfast”
Editor’s note: We asked BNc correspondent Glenda Williams to share her and her husband’s experiences with you, after she shared some of them with us.
GENEVA, Ala. (BNc) — It all began when we finally accepted that we were old enough to start attending the local senior citizen’s center. We’d been enjoying the exercise room for a while, but one day they needed more people to stay and eat, and they invited us. We stayed. We ate. We loved it. All for just two dollars a day – one for my husband, and one for me.
One day when we were eating at a round table with other seniors, I overheard a lady behind us say to those around her table, “The church I go to is just like the church of Christ, except we have music.” Continue reading “BNc correspondent finds mission field at senior center”
LUVERNE, Ala(BNc) — Raymond Elliott, preacher for the Luverne Church of Christ in Luverne, Alabama, reports members donated $6,399.00, on Sunday, June 15, 2014. The small South Alabama congregation, of approximately 100 members, gave liberally to purchase food for Christian brothers and sisters in Sudan. A check for the donated amount was sent to the church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee who is overseeing this effort.
WACO, Tex. (BNc) — Sherri Mazur, a 2014 graduate of Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law, was named second best trial advocate in the nation at Baylor University’s Top Gun Competition, a prestigious invitation-only advocacy tournament.
Sherri is a Christian from Florida, according to Faulkner Communications Manager Christopher Kratzer.
Faulkner was one of only sixteen law schools nationwide to receive an invitation to participate based upon its success in previous competitions. Continue reading “Faulkner grad wins second place in ‘Top Gun’ law competition”