Jeff Russell cuts hair for a living but preaching the Word of God is what he lives for. Right now, his little congregation of 20 people meets for worship in his barbershop on Roosevelt Road. The major denomination haven't planted a church in Forest Park in something like 80 years, but many of these "bi-vocational" minister have taken a shot at it.
I highly recommend the miniseries “God In America” which began last night on WTTW and continues tonight and tomorrow beginning at 9:00 pm. It reveals so much about how religion has impacted the United States and how this country has affected religion.
Last Saturday through Tuesday I was camping near Eagle River in northern Wisconsin. When I gazed at the vibrant colored leaves mirrored on the surface of a pond in the early morning or at thousands of stars scattered across the black night sky, I saw God's signature on it all. One day I sat on the side of a back road looking out over a beaver pond, and not one car passed four half an hour. In that silent solitude, I heard God's voice.
Did you hear about the scandal that may be brewing surrounding the Rev. Eddie Long, the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church with 25,000 members in Atlanta? He has been accused of molesting four male members of his church when they were boys. To be fair, the charges of the alleged victims have not been proven to be true, so we should assume Rev. Long is innocent until proven otherwise.