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Three women prisoners find freedom in Christ

 Photo of Ashley’s baptism taken by Esco Olinger 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...

Community prayer vigil at Church of Christ in Ferguson, Mo., draws 300

'We joined together in prayer and song and agreed to work together to better our community and race relations,' minister says. A predominantly black Church of Christ in Ferguson, Mo., is asking God to help heal its reeling community. In the wake of a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, chaos and protests have erupted in that St. Louis suburb. "We are having prayer meetings. We are offering crisis counseling for the community," said Conley Gibbs Jr., minister for the Ferguson Heights Church of Christ. "We are coming together and just trying to do all we can...

Gloster Street Church of Christ celebrates 100 years

Daily Journal TUPELO – Gloster St. Church of Christ, the “mother church” for most Churches of Christ in the area, will mark this month the centennial of their formation, and of an idea. The first congregation consisted of only three or four families, and met in the courthouse way back in 1914, courtesy of congregation member and two-term sheriff of Lee County, George Washington Long. “You have to understand the historical setting in which our congregation was founded,” said Elder James Segars. “Each denomination has their own set of man-made rules that divides them. Essentially, the first congregation wanted...

Ohio church knocks doors for four days, baptizes 14 in campaign

HILLSBORO, Oh. (BNc) by Dale Schraw — The Sunnyside congregation worked alongside fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to evangelize on a campaign July 19-31. In the opening of the campaign, the Sunnyside church had 22 active members. Our planning efforts commenced in July, 2013. We contacted a number of large congregations of the Lord’s church who were versed in door-knocking. We worked with a group of brethren who assist small churches of Christ in the work of the Lord. Brethren from the Gospel Sharing Ministry and Sojourners trained our members and worked with us in bringing God’s Word...

Norfolk church delivers aid to 49 tornado-stricken families in northeast Nebraska

Volunteers unload appliances at the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort station in Pilger. The Norfolk Church of Christ coordinated the effort with the Nashville-based organization to provide recovery support for the Northeast Nebraska residents who were affected by the June tornadoes. The project recently delivered new appliances, mattresses and box springs to the residents who lost theirs in the storms PILGER, Neb. — New appliances, box springs and mattresses recently were delivered to 49 tornado-stricken families in northeast Nebraska. The donations came as part of the ongoing relief effort by the Nashville-based Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort...

  • Three women prisoners find freedom in Christ

  • Community prayer vigil at Church of Christ in Ferguson, Mo., draws 300

  • Gloster Street Church of Christ celebrates 100 years

  • Ohio church knocks doors for four days, baptizes 14 in campaign

  • Norfolk church delivers aid to 49 tornado-stricken families in northeast Nebraska

A Bible study with Morrissey? ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars respond to musician’s boycott on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

“Whoever he is, we love him as our neighbor, hey!”

That’s how Phil Robertson, elder of the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” responded to British singer/songwriter Morrissey’s boycott of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” due to an appearance by Robertson and his family on the late-night talk show.

Robertson also offered to have a Bible study with Morrissey, and appeared to make Kimmel just a little bit uncomfortable when he started preaching near the end of the interview.

Robertson, along with sons Willie and Jase and brother Si, appeared on Kimmel’s show to promote the third season of their reality-based TV show, “Duck Dynasty,” which debuts Feb. 27 on A&E.

 

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Jase, Si, Willie and Phil Robertson, stars of "Duck Dynasty" (Photo provided by A&E)

When Morrissey, an outspoken animal rights activist, found out they would be appearing on the program, he canceled his performance on the same night. Morrissey said he could not “morally be on a television program where the cast members of ‘Duck Dynasty’ will also be guests,” according to Kimmel, who also said that the recording artist had told him that, “as far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”

Morrissey (whose full name is Steven Patrick Morrissey) is a solo artist and former lead singer of The Smiths, a popular British band that, in 1985, released an album titled “Meat is Murder.” Among their biggest hits is the 1984 song “How Soon is Now?” (“You shut your mouth; How can you say; I go about things the wrong way? I am human and I need to be loved; Just like everybody else does”)

“We need a Bible study with him, but other than that …” Robertson said, before Kimmel cut him off, praising the Robertson family for the meals around the table featured at the end of each “Duck Dynasty” episode.

He didn’t mention the prayer that precedes those meals, but Phil Robertson seized the opportunity nonetheless.

“Kimmel, the only hope that an atheist has is that he not be there,” Phil Robertson said. “That ain’t much of a hope. Y’see what I’m sayin’?”

“Amen,” Kimmel replied.

Read our recent profile of the Robertson family and their faith, and our report on Jase Robertson baptizing a fan of the show.

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Morrissey (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

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