In light of the destructive, politically-motivated attacks on the well-being of American- and world-citizens in God’s name, there will be a change to the Gathering Theme for July 18.
Religion: Elevating εὐαγγέλιον* or Enabling Evil?
(*εὐαγγέλιον euaggelion: Greek Christian scripture word for “good news”)
Terrance J. Young is from Pittsburgh, PA. At the age of 15, he felt called to the preaching and pastoral ministry. After completing his undergraduate degree at Temple University and becoming a licensed minister, Terrance enrolled at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University as a Master of Divinity student, where he completed his degree in 2018. While at Palmer he studied preaching in several courses with Dr. Farmer. Today, Terrance serves at the Block Church located in Philadelphia and leads the Office of Communications and Public Relations at Lincoln University.
Let me begin my request on behalf of the George family with the word “avalanche.” Bob refers to this season in his family as “heavy weather.” Many of his family members, and friends also as it turns out, have had challenging health diagnoses–most involving cancer. We are not referring to Jane or Bob or any of their kids, grandkids, or kids-in-law. That’s about all the specific information we can share in a public forum at this time, but I know you are already joining me in sharing the energies of your prayers and positive thoughts with Bob’s family members as best you can in a generalized way. One of them we do have permission to mention here. Bob’s sister-in-law, Janice George, Chris’s wife, was just notified on Friday that stage 3/4 cancer has been detected in her ovaries. Back in Halls Crossroads, I occasionally heard some of the saints in our church with loved ones going through hellish health crises talking about getting callouses on their knees.