Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Religion

If Jesus was able to rise above the meager circumstances of his life, then so can His followers.  That was the message Dr. Uliasea Little delivered Sunday (Dec. 26) to his congregation at Christ Baptist Church in Whitehaven.  “My message came...
Five decades after it was initiated at Summerfield Baptist Church, the Meditation Hour still is a place for Christians to gather for teaching and fellowship. “I have been in ministry for 47 years,” said Dr. Lee Otis Adams, coordinator of...
Twelve-year-old Lyric Osei (pronounced “oh-say”) recentlyhad the “Gift of the Blessing” bestowed upon her at Anointed Temple of Praise in the Hickory Hill community.  The bestowal came during an elaborate ceremony (Dec. 4) orchestrated by her mother, Regina Osei. “More than...
Union Valley Baptist Church, long the pastoral home of the late Rev. Herbert O. Kneeland, will be the venue for two upcoming celebrations of his life. Rev. Kneeland died at his home on Sunday (Nov. 28) after an extended illness. He...
by Jeff Diamant and Besheer Mohamed -- Worship habits among Black Christians in the South, where African-American churches date back to the 1770s, have long differed from practices of Black Americans in other parts of the United States. Contrasting styles of worship...
Never again will the St. James Baptist Church congregation delight at the presence of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., the Memphis rapper the world knew as “Young Dolph.” Memphis and beyond is mourning the loss of 36-year-old Thornton. He was gunned...
With concern mounting about crime and gun violence, Memphis City Councilman J B Smiley Jr. organized a city-wide prayer service held at New Salem M.B.C. on Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher offered this prayer: "Holy God, creator, and...
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...