Wednesday, May 4, 2011

King James Bible reading marathon in Birmingham (with video)

A woman reads from the Gospel of John on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 on the front steps of Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Others wait their turn to read during a 90-hour marathon to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Authorized Version of The Holy Bible in May 1611. The Bible reading ends May 5, the National Day of Prayer in the United States.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Retiring pastor

Mike Garrigan, pastor of Shades Valley Community Church in Homewood , Alabama, retires today. Above, he leads the congregation in the benediction. Below, is the last in a series of four cakes with abbreviated snippets of the benediction.