Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Religion

by Vincent L. Hall -- Most times, I indulge in a process I call a “parallel didactic.” My parallel didactics attempt to tell two stories at the same time and do both of them justice. The truth is, I got...
The Centennial Founders Day celebration at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church was a day of both solemn remembrance and looking forward to future vision.  The Sunday service (Nov. 7) featured a virtually orchestrated series of videos recorded of former events and...
For Tremetrius Barnes, National Donor Sabbath is a very special time of the year.  “Everyone, no matter what your religion, is asked to be an organ donor,” said Barnes, recipient of a kidney transplant 22 years ago. “People get a...
Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. just released a new book titled “God is Addicted to Worship. And I Am His Supplier.”  While portraying God as an addict of anything might raise some eyebrows, the book is actually a scripture-based work...
The Christian church, despite the separation of denominational lines, shares an essential, common reality:  Local congregations are comprised of fallible and imperfect people who may have very different ideas about how things should be run. Differences of opinion may become...
A recent Sunday morning service at Columbus Baptist Church was “extra special” as the congregation hosted its 100th church anniversary. “Columbus has always been known for its wonderful, spirit-filled music,” said Interim Pastor Ronald L. Cleaves. “But this past Sunday...
With prayer on her mind, VEthel Patterson will be at Blue Cross Healthy Place Park in David Carnes Park on Fairfield in Whitehaven this Saturday (Oct. 2). The drawing card is a gathering Patterson has dubbed Prayer in the Park. “Prayer...
Thirty years after preaching his first sermon in a house, Pastor Orlester Johnson of Greater Faith Tabernacle Ministries eyes an “upward path in pursuing greater ministry.” “I can’t believe it’s been 30 whole years,” Johnson said. “The time just flew...
The God-factor is inextricably interwoven into the Southern Heritage Classic, with fresh reminders served up during the 32nd edition of the cultural-celebration weekend in Memphis. Amid the special buzz at Friday’s Classic Coaches Luncheon at the Renasant Convention Center, the...
The return of the Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation to Memphis, the city of its beginnings, will not happen this year because of COVID-19 safety concerns. The 2021 event was to be a special celebration, not only honoring...