My Indoctrination – My Personal Journey

The summer of 1963 was a summer to remember. I had my call into ministry, participated in the Civil Rights March to DC, and heard Martin Luther King, Jr. give his famous “I have A Dream “ speech and get my first job. Which by the way was as a dish washer making $35 a […]

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Turning Point – My Personal Journey

These are only reflections and I must get back to the task at hand. My mother was a strong and wise woman, Alice Mae Golphin. Although we spent all day on Sunday at church, most Sundays it was at least three services, she allowed my brother and I to go the movies on Saturday, even […]

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More Reflections – My Personal Journey

I was raised in church, the older of two sons my parents had at the time. My dad, Bishop Milledge Golphin, now deceased, was a memorial preacher in Baltimore and was known as “the preacher’s preacher.” My mother, also deceased, sang in the choir and played the piano. My brother, Gregory and I were raised singing […]

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The War Begins

We are in a war between “rights” and “morals” and it obvious who is winning. America has a history of making what Christians have called in the past “vices” legal. When gambling became legal we got the lottery. When alcohol became legal we got state run stores. When churches became legal we got tax exempt […]

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The Worship Dilema

The current climate in churches today is not to create an atmosphere to worship and praise God but to attract and appease people. Most people are only attracted to a church where they can “feel” God. A George Gallup polls suggest that, “We are having a revival of feelings and not the knowledge of God.” […]

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The Church’s Lost Identity

Many uninformed people have expressed their misunderstanding of “Church” and their definitions are either erroneous or inadequate while missing the revelation of what the church really is. The most common perception of a church is a building; either implied or spoken to those outside of the corporate structure of the church or those members who […]

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Freedom of Choice

Our founding Fathers revolutionary cry was “freedom from totalitarian rule.” Emerging from a world view that mandated and controlled individual freedom, People all over the civilized world of the 1600-1800s rebelled and fought for equality in wealth and social status.  They wanted freedom from dictatorship in society and religious oppression from the Church. So with […]

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