Sunday, February 28, 2021

Religion

Seventeen years ago, Dr. Eugene Gibson, affectionately known as “Pastor Geno” walked through the doors of Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, The Place of the Outpouring and transformed a church reeling from a traumatic past into a powerhouse. On November 1,...
After 31 years of preaching the gospel, Pastor Bartholomew Orr, senior pastor of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, MS., has taken the advice from one of his former professors at Christian Brothers University to place his writings, sermons and...
(The Conversation) -- Black Lives Matters (BLM) has been portrayed by its detractors as many things: Marxist, radical, anti-American. Added to this growing list of charges is that it is either irreligious or doing religion wrong. In late July, for instance, conservative...
by Shirley Jackson -- After 45 years of service, dedication and leadership at Greater Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church (GLMBC) at 191 E Holmes Rd., Pastor Joe E. Hayes has shifted into retirement, making room for a new church shepherd. In...
The Rev. Daniel Johnson, associate pastor of Congregational Formation and Missions at Second Baptist Church in East Memphis, saw an opportunity to reach outside the church walls and make new friends on the other side of town. This was years...
Go outside today. Plant a garden. Take a deep breath. Honor God’s creation, for the first time or anew. Amid unspeakable pain, suffering and death, all of nature is showing signs of healing, largely because humans – responsible for the...
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has offered Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital for extra bed space during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bishop Henry M. Williamson. The church is offering to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other...
Several years of declining membership and waning numbers of new congregants forced the Catholic Diocese of Memphis to consider a complete closure of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, just north of Downtown Memphis. The threat of a...
When the COVID-19 global pandemic roared into Shelby County, government officials and healthcare professionals feared the first two cases that trickled in only days ago would quickly grow to “community transmission,” also called “community spread.” They were right. The Shelby County...
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...