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The Roanoke Times recently ran an interesting story about ministers who view funerals and weddings as opportune times to spread the gospel. It included the viewpoints of preaching experts from both sides of the aisle, so to speak. The Rev. Kenneth Wright of First Baptist Church in the Gainsboro area of Roanoke, Va., advised those […]

Categories: Beliefs

Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks is production editor and a national correspondent at RNS. She joined the staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal and the Orlando Sentinel.

1 Comment

  1. Asinus Gravis

    Thomas Long got it correct; it is a form of bait-and-switch. It is an exercise in arrogance and insensitivity to try to turn a funeral into a revival meeting.

    Kenneth Wright is WRONG. The vast majority of Baptists I have known in the last sixty years would renounce that sort of opportunism. I can only wonder if he takes up an offering too, following a few offensive words on the necessity of tithing.