Faith Matters

Best-Selling Author Imani Perry Joins David Lamb to Discuss New Book

"South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation"

In her new book, South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, best-selling author Imani Perry returned to her birthplace. Perry was born in Birmingham but moved with her family to Cambridge, Massachusetts when she was young. For the new book, the Princeton Professor spent five years traveling from the Upper South to…

Author Makes Case for Power of Belief

Author David Robson Joins Alabama News Rising to Discuss "The Expectation Effect"

People who believe ageing brings wisdom live longer. Lucky charms really do improve an athlete’s performance. Taking a placebo, even when you know it is a placebo, can still improve your health. Welcome to The Expectation Effect. In this book David Robson takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge research happening right now that suggests our expectations shape our…

ASU Professor Writes Children’s Book

"Little Miss Linda Goes to Counseling" Addresses Mental Health Wellness in Black Community

  ASU Professor and Counselor Educator Dr. Linda Holloway has written a children’s book in hopes of normalizing counseling and therapy in the black community. Dr. Holloway recently joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to discuss her award winning book Little Miss Linda Goes to Counseling. Dr. Holloway is an advocate for women through her own platform entitled “Women…

Montgomery Prays for Orlando Victims

New details on the Orlando shooting are ever emerging, as are the messages of love and support from across the globe. Many religious denominations are sending up prayers and warm thoughts to the victims and their families, including people in Montgomery. “Want everybody to get along,” says Montgomery resident Scotty Marlow. “You know, just cause they doing one thing, you…

Faith Matters: Baptist Church Membership Decline Continues

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Membership in the Baptist Church continues to slide on a downward trend. The denomination is reporting its ninth consecutive year of membership decline. The Baptist church lost more than 200,000 members over the past year alone according to the denomination’s Annual Church Profile. Reverend James Spicer pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Selma says one…

Study: Going to Church Could Help You Live Longer

Going to church could help you live longer. That's according to research part of a Nurses' Health Study.

Going to church could help you live longer.  That’s according to research part of a Nurses’ Health Study. Everyone has a different motivation to practice their own faith. Now this study if giving another reason to get to church on Sunday and your life may depend on it.   No matter the reason, one study is linking a life-saving benefit. The…

Greek Orthodox Church in Montgomery Prepares for Annual Festival

The Greek Orthodox Church is preparing for their annual Greek Food Festival. For many it’s about more than the food, it’s also about fellowship and informing people about the Greek Orthodox beliefs. There will be several different Greek dishes, and pastries at the 27th annual event. Event organizers expect close to 2,000 people to attend. For more information about the event call the…

Prayers for Butler County Officers

A group of prayer warriors has spent the last month praying for every group, business, organization and person in Butler County. Wednesday, they completed their long list with a stop at the Greenville Police Department to pray for and with police and other law enforcement. The group is participating in the 21 Day Prayer Challenge, and hopes they showed their…