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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 […]

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Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.

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.