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Opinion

Are African-American clergy doing enough?

The late Rev. James Bevel, an adviser to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., referred to preachers like Father Divine (pictured) as “religious entertainers.” (St. Louis American File Photo) Has the African-American Christian church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Do some pastors spend too much time hiding in their churches? These are questions many people are asking, so it is time to examine and consider the power the Black church and Black preacher have had on our lives and history.

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Lifestyle

Church Circuit 10-9-13

Foolishness of Preaching OCT. 11—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host its annual “Foolishness of Preaching” Worship Services at 7 p.m. Pastor Karen Garland, of First Baptist Church of West Mifflin, will be the guest preacher. The service is designed to be evangelistic and focus on preaching that truly ministers to lost souls as well as growing Christians and leaders. For more information, call 412-823-4049 or email huldaah@aol.com.

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Generation Y

Why millennials are leaving the church

(CNN) — At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb. I still remember the home phone numbers of my old high school friends, but don’t ask me to recite my husband’s without checking my contacts first. I own mix tapes that include selections from Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but I’ve never planned a trip without Travelocity. Despite having one foot in Generation X, I tend to identify most strongly with the attitudes and the ethos of the millennial generation, and because of this, I’m often asked to speak to my fellow evangelical leaders about why millennials are leaving the church.

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Lifestyle

Church Circuit 7-10-13

Vacation Bible School JULY 10—Morning Star Baptist Church, 812 Oak St., West Mifflin, will host its Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. The theme is “Jesus Family Reunion-The Remix.” Through July 12, individuals ages 3 to adult will discover the different families of God. Also, on July 13 there will be a trip to Idlewild Park and Soak Zone in Ligonier, Pa. Transportation will be provided and registration is requested. For more information, call 412-461-7861.