Are you also going to leave?

From that time many of his disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Are you also going to leave?" John 6: 66-67. A couple of months ago the Christian world was stunned when a string of pastors and church leaders made public announcements regarding their intention of... Continue Reading →

I want to be like Harry…you should too!

Take time to read this article concerning the story of Harry, the young slave who gave his own life to save the students of Howard College and secure the future of Samford University!

Dr. Kevin Blackwell

“As for you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, give them a warning from me.”  Ezekiel 33:7

Around midnight on October 15, 1854 the students of Howard College, now Samford University, lay in their beds asleep. No one knows how the fire started but in a matter of minutes the only dorm on campus was engulfed in flames. The first person to notice was a 23 year old slave named Harry. He was employed by the college as a janitor and had a meager room in the 4 story dorm. Without regard for his own safety he rushed upstairs to awaken the sleeping students. As he raced toward the rooms someone grabbed him and told him to leave or he would be overtaken by the flames to which Harry responded, “not before I wake…

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The Great Omission

The most often quoted, preached and taught verses anywhere in the New Testament may very well be the section of scripture referred to as “The Great Commission.”  Matthew 28:18-20 has been used by thousands of preachers, church and denominational leaders to rally the Christian army to evangelistic fervor.  Besides John 3:16 no passage has been... Continue Reading →

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