Monday, May 16, 2022

Religion

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson set the precursor of Black History Month in 1926 with Negro History Week, the second week in February. The celebration was set between the birthdays of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass and “The Great Emancipator” President...
Tennessee Jurisdictional Bishop David Allen Hall in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) calls the church “the last great hope” to address the violent mass shootings erupting across the country. And, he’s ready for the church to take...
From time to time, we pull an interesting thing or two on Facebook and social media. Here's a thoughful piece from Reggie Jenkins, with a few final thoughts about Kwanzaa: 
A Catholic religious order has recently faced scrutiny after it was revealed that they paid two Black victims a very small fraction of what white victims were paid in a sex abuse settlement. According to the Associated Press, in the...
Members of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association (MBMA) Tuesday (July 27) spoke out against gun violence. Members made their feelings known during a news conference at the end of the association’s regularly scheduled meeting. Rev. Walter Womack, pastor of Faithful Baptist...
By Dawn Neuses, High Ground News Open the doors of STREETS Ministries in The Heights and you find a building filled with youth and sound: bursting laughter, chattering voices, running feet and the echo of basketballs on the court down...
Monumental Baptist Church’s weekly “Prayer, Power, Praise” podcast featured a uniquely gifted minister last Saturday (Jan. 30) morning. Dr. Tonya Lyons is a minister, however, many Memphians will also know her as a dentist and owner of New Image Smiles...
(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 Mark Jefferson -- Currently, I serve as Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary. Our theological institution turns 200 in 2023. To celebrate and commemorate the occasion, our Seminary president presented me with the unique challenge to preach...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City. “South City, can we...