Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Faith

“I came out because I need food.” Joann Biggs’ sobering observation was shared as hundreds of local family members, with mounting food needs associated with the novel coronavirus, lined up in their cars to receive free bags of food in...
Last week, I attended the very first service at Pursuit of God's new facility on North Watkins in Frayser. Nearly 600 people attended, and the place was rocking with spirit. I have no idea how many people were there yesterday...
While precautions are being taken in local church bodies and denominational organizations, the spiritual community largely is choosing to continue assembling in corporate worship. At least that was the case Wednesday night as The New Tri-State Defender went to press...
Last Sunday was not my first time attending service at Pursuit of God in Frayser. Nor was it my first time attending services at 3759 N. Watkins, the former Bellevue Baptist Church. The few times I went to Bellevue-Frayser, the...
Hundreds gathered in the scenic elegance of Hilton Hotel East on Monday morning for the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Association. This year’s theme was: “2020 Vision: Be the...
Dr. Luther D. Ivory, professor emeritus at Rhodes College, speaks from experience when he says a new generation of students wants to know who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was and how his resistance to the status quo changed...
Count the Rev. Jeffrey Williams among the local pastors who – despite dwindling attendance – is rock-solid sure that the church will increasingly become a place of refuge in the troubled times ahead. Such assuredness is rooted in a faith...
There are pastors that will never be recognized with some great award or commendation. Still, they demonstrate resilience and dedication to duty despite a diminishing congregation. The Rev. James Short is just such a pastor and True Faith Baptist...
Whether the biblical story of Jeremiah’s running search through the streets of Jerusalem is new to you or familiar territory, you likely would have been moved by the energy that the Prayer Breakfast for Memphis keynoter put into the...
Easier-to-follow versions of familiar hymns and worship numbers are featured in two recently released books by Brenda Buford Shaw, who started giving piano lessons before she turned 10 years old. Shaw’s two publications – “In the Garden of the Wings...
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