Plenty of people have blasted Creflo Dollar for his scheme to acquire a new jet. Dollar has been mocked by the mainstream and now the church is throwing some punches. Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin has questioned Dollar’s character but should he? He who is without sin should throw the first stone and it is no secret in gospel circles that Franklin has had to deal with his own demons. So does he have the right to speak against Dollar?
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Over the past few days I have been struck by the role social media has played in the church. Sadly, the church rarely gets attention from the media unless something untoward is going on. Last week it was Creflo Dollar’s desire to purchase a $65 million dollar jet. Yesterday someone posted a video of a young lady who is a member of Bishop Charles Ellis’ church. Ellis can currently be seen on The Preachers of Detroit, a reality show on Oxygen. The young lady claimed there was corruption in the church and she had recently been removed from the “armor bearer ministry”. (people who aid the pastor or pastor’s wife). The young lady had been removed from her post. Maybe she tried to meet with the church hierarchy, but she also made her case to the world. So many people saw the tape that the Bishop felt the need to post a response via social media. When did church business become subject to the scrutiny of non-church members? Everyone has an opinion but why? The why is because people feel the need to post everything. From what they eat, drink, wear, go…everything. Social media affirms the greatest of the everyday. Who knows how this situation will be resolved? Stay tuned the former armor bearer is probably posting her rebuttal as I type this post.
Interesting article on Creflo Dollar ministry. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
I first saw this story on Twitter. I found the link below. Church cancels the funeral because they objected to one of the images to be shown on a video presentation. The decedant was shown proposing to her wife. The family refused to remove the image so the church said you can’t have the funeral here. Were they right? Well you have to ask why wasn’t the tape reviewed earlier? You also would have to ask What Would Jesus Do? Would he have turned a grieving family out of the temple? The church definitely has a right to their own beliefs but why didn’t they use this as an opportunity to minister? They could have expressed their opposition to the lifestyle without dismissing the family. Share your thoughts.
Andre Crouch died today. His music was the soundtrack of my youth. His song I’ll Be thinking of You was a love song with crossover appeal. His song To God Be the Glory was a perennial favorite at my home church. His song Through it All still stands the test of time and his song Let the Church Say Amen is a favorite in the church. Andre Crouch also wrote the score for The Color Purple. He was multi-talented. He was crossing over when Kirk Franklin was learning to walk. He was a special gift and he will be missed.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON ANDRAE’ CROUCH FROM SISTER SANDRA CROUCH
Monday, January 5, 2014
On Saturday, January 3rd, my brother, Andrae’ Crouch, was taken to the hospital so that medical staff could more directly address some serious health complications that had arisen. At this time, Andrae’ is being attended to by a medical team, and we are so grateful for their wonderful care. We are also so grateful for the many thousands of people around the world who are praying for Andrae’ right now. We ask for your continued prayer – that Andrae’ will respond positively to the medical attention being given to him at this time, and that he will fully recover from this current health complication.
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SISTER SANDRA CROUCH WITH BROTHER ANDRAE’ CROUCH
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I read the linked story today and I am left shaking my head. So many people love and trust their pastor, and more often than not that trust is deserved. When your pastor asks you to have sex with him please note he is not a man of God. He is simply a man looking for a hookup, but if only that was the only problem. Pastor Juan McFarland admitted in the pulpit to multple hookups, misuse of church funds, and he has AIDS. The congregation is reeling and he has been fired, but is that enough? If a pastor misuses church funds shouldn’t there be some legal ramifications? What are the women left to do that slept with him? Why did they sleep with him? This is a sad story. There are no winners but there is a villian and his name is Juan.
Read the linked story and share your thoughts.