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1. Why I Wrote 'Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Redemption'
- Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Nathan Bedford Forrest recently made the news again, but it is never for a good reason. Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna introduced a House Resolution (HR 97) to honor me, and shortly thereafter Forrest made the news. Some might wonder why I would write a book praising Forrest. My answer is, “I didn’t.” I wrote a book praising Jesus for having the ability to save any sinner, including Nathan Bedford Forrest. This is why the word “redemption” is used in my title.
2. The Us of Us
- Friday, February 10, 2017
I AM US. I am Muslim. I am a COGIC Hindu Jewish WASP Jehovah’s Witness. I am a Roman Catholic Buddhist Satanist Seventh Day Adventist and Latter-Day Saint. I am an Atheist Agnostic Humanist Evangelist. I am a Sunni Shia Christian Rastafarian Taoist Sikh. I am a foot-washing, holy-rolling Jain spiritualist and whatever Lord Voldemort is – and I am not.
- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Susan Branch, author of “Martha’s Vineyard – Isle of Dreams,” for a discussion and book signing Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Line tickets are required to meet the author and are free with the purchase of the book. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
- Saturday, June 18, 2016
Soulsville Record Swap will take place Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Shop rare 45s, 78s and LPs, Memphis music and more. Dealers from throughout the South are planning to attend. The Stax Museum will be selling deeply discounted CDs, books, apparel, and souvenirs. Regular admission is $5 or free with museum ticket; early bird admission (10 a.m.) is $10. Visit staxmuseum.com.
5. Bill to Cap Liquor Store Ownership Headed to Haslam's Desk
- Wednesday, March 30, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The House passed a bill Monday to impose a cap on liquor store ownership in Tennessee, sending the measure that some Republicans derided as contrary to free market principles to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
6. Ghosts of Programs Past
- Thursday, December 31, 2015
Once again it’s here. Time for the last column. Of the year, at least. And, though I didn’t do so last year, typically I in essence reprint a column I first wrote many, many years ago. One about winter holiday programs. Once called Christmas pageants.
7. The Week Ahead: Nov. 23, 2015
- Monday, November 23, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from The Peabody’s 36-foot dessert table to your potential (fingers-crossed, maybe not) last chance to see Paxton Lynch at the Liberty Bowl…
8. Capitol Commission to Review Which Historical Figures Should Be Honored
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell are encouraging the Tennessee Capitol Commission to evaluate the characteristics of Tennesseans honored in the Capitol Complex.
9. Fast Growth for Knoxville Diocese
- Saturday, June 20, 2015
For the smallest Catholic diocese in the U.S., the Knoxville diocese knows how to draw a crowd of movers and shakers.
At the April 19 groundbreaking for the new $25 million cathedral, the lineup of both secular and non-secular dignitaries attending a weekend of events was impressive.
10. Randy Odom Named CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Randy Odom has been named president and chief executive officer of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Odom joined MAM in 2006 as a neighborhood center director and became chief operating officer in 2012. In his new role, he oversees all operations and programming for 10 neighborhood youth centers that serve more than 900 underserved youth after school each day.
11. Batts Joins HealthChoice as Complex Care Manager
- Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Kenneth Batts has joined HealthChoice’s new Population Health team as complex care manager. In his new role, Batts will reach out to patients identified with complex medical needs to schedule home visits, where he’ll provide customized intervention and condition education, including goal setting, care coordination, and long-term support with the goal to achieve improvements in their health.
12. Goodpasture Celebrates 50th Anniversary
- Saturday, October 11, 2014
Aijalon Carter, 15, still remembers her first day as a timid 3-year-old at Goodpasture Christian School. Crying and scared, she was greeted by Miss Jill, her new preschool teacher and immediately felt better.
13. Good Medicine for the Soul
- Monday, June 16, 2014
It was one of those medication one-upmanships at a recent meeting when some attendees were discussing the number of medications they were taking to address a plethora of medical conditions.
Needed as the medications were, it seemed like a lot of information, side effects and drug interactions to manage, not to mention vitamins, herbal remedies and over-the-counter medicine. Seeing different specialists for different conditions and inconsistent communication seems to be a growing concern, a gap in patient care, particularly for those who do not have the knowledge or resources to manage their medication.
14. Ghosts of Holiday Programs Past
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It’s that time of year again. Time for holiday programs.
Such as the one recounted by John Irving in “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” The one directed annually by Rev. and Mrs. Wiggin. The one that made Owen mad, because the little kids were “disguised as turtledoves.”In costumes “so absurd that no one knew what these children were supposed to be”! They looked like “science-fiction angels, spectacular life-forms from another galaxy, as if the Wiggins had decided that the Holy Nativity had been attended by beings from faraway planets.”
15. Union Mission Heightens Outreach During Holidays
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Memphis Union Mission is ramping up its efforts to help the homeless during the holiday season.
The nonprofit group just completed its annual Thanksgiving event late last month to feed the homeless, and preparations are underway for meals and services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
16. Baptist Begins Construction on $14.1 Million Pediatric ER
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. began construction this week on a new pediatric emergency department at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women.
17. LeSaint Logistics Leases Space Near Airport
- Friday, July 12, 2013
LeSaint Logistics LLC is entering the Memphis market, having recently leased 57,285 square feet at 3300 Jet Cove.
18. Brimhall Named Bartlett Entrepreneur of Year
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Terry Brimhall, founder and president of Brimhall Foods Co. Inc., has been named entrepreneur of the year by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.
19. Q: Is That Capitol Sink for Muslims? A: No, Mops
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Sometimes a mop sink is just a mop sink.
Building managers and legislative staffers have sought to reassure some concerned Tennessee lawmakers that recent renovations at the state Capitol did not install special facilities for Muslims to wash their feet before praying.
20. Gathje Finds Avenues Of Service in Memphis
- Friday, July 27, 2012
While working toward his undergraduate degree at St. John’s University in Minnesota years ago, Peter Gathje – now professor of Christian ethics and associate dean at Memphis Theological Seminary – felt called to practice the lifestyle of the monks at the Benedictine monastery affiliated with the academic institution.
21. Court’s Ruling Won’t Impact Orgs.’ Missions
- Tuesday, July 03, 2012
In 1987, Dr. Scott Morris, a physician and United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center, a health care ministry that serves the working poor and their families.
22. Breaking Free With The Salvation Army
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Last week we offered a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to our military and all of the other brave men and women, who place their lives on the line each day to protect our freedoms. This week let us highlight an organization that is known for “doing the most good” and working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse: The Salvation Army.
23. Spring Break Service
- Friday, March 23, 2012
Like many college students, Annie Marcum and Lisa Stockdale of South Carolina’s Clemson University had planned to spend spring break enjoying the beach.
24. Dream Becomes Published Reality
- Monday, March 12, 2012
For science fiction author Joe Fitzpatrick, the completion of his first novel was a dream within a dream.
25. Less-Than-Angelic Christmas Programs
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
Again it is the time of year that reminds me of Christmas programs. Such as the one recounted by John Irving in “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” The one directed annually by Rev. and Mrs. Wiggin. The one that made Owen mad because “the smaller children were disguised as turtledoves. The costumes were so absurd that no one knew what these children were supposed to be; they resembled science-fiction angels, spectacular life-forms from another galaxy, as if the Wiggins had decided that the Holy Nativity had been attended by beings from faraway planets.”
26. Cos., Churches Deliver Christmas Cheer to Perea
- Friday, December 16, 2011
Perched on a stool and wearing a blue-and-gray Memphis Tigers Santa hat, one-man-band Jeff Hulett led a group of preschoolers in singing “Feliz Navidad” Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Perea Preschool, located inside Klondike Elementary School in North Memphis.
27. Law Isn’t Holy
- Friday, November 11, 2011
WE DON’T SPEAK FOR HIM, GOD KNOWS. When I write about politics and religion – lately, the same thing – questioning the judgment of some of our elected officials and self-anointed saviors, I’m apparently not only risking their self-righteous wrath, but the very wrath of heaven. Or, as we say around here, I am going straight to hell. So here goes.
28. Stephen Hegdale Named General Manager at BarDett
- Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Stephen Hegdale has been named general manger of BarDett, dba A.S. Barboro, a Memphis-based distributor of Miller and Coors beer with ties to Nashville’s Det Distributing Co.
29. Germantown’s ‘Godspell’ Steeped With Everyday Life
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
It’s not uncommon for theater directors to couch old standards in new, quirky settings, but when quirks are a play’s hallmark, sometimes simplicity makes for a welcome change.
Such may be the case for Germantown Community Theatre’s 39th season opener, “Godspell,” the extremely versatile retelling of the Gospel of St. Matthew, written by John-Michael Tebeleak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
30. AG: 'Jesus is Lord' Plate Likely Unconstitutional
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state's attorney general says a proposal to create a specialty license plate in Tennessee that says "Jesus is Lord" is probably unconstitutional.
The bill would require fees collected from the sale of the plates be used to further the mission of a nonprofit, nonreligious organization, such as the Children's Advocacy Center.
31. Evergreen Art Glass Bejewels Churches, Homes
- Monday, November 09, 2009
Robbie O’Kelly watches as the late afternoon sun brings the saints to life inside Evergreen Art Glass LLC.
32. Brooks Museum of Art Lands Gem With European Masterpieces Exhibit
- Monday, October 19, 2009
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art earlier this month opened the largest exhibit of its 94-year-history with European art from an unusual location. Unbeknownst to most outside art circles, one of the largest and most varied collections of western European masterpieces outside of Europe is in America’s backyard in the Caribbean.
- Friday, October 16, 2009
The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will recognize filmmaker Craig Brewer today at 11:30 a.m. at Charles Vergos Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Brewer will receive the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Creative and Performing Arts. Cost is $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight. For reservations, call 678-5086 or 678-4372.
34. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups
- Monday, June 22, 2009
From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.
35. ‘Not Guilty’ Eclipses Week of Ford Trial Highlights
- Friday, May 23, 2008
Outside the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays Wednesday afternoon, reporters waiting for word of a verdict in the Edmund Ford federal corruption trial reflected on memorable phrases uttered during the court proceedings.
36. While Acquitted Wednesday, Ford Still Awaits Separate Pay-for-Favors Trial
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
Former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford wiped his eyes after a jury of seven women and five men acquitted him Wednesday afternoon on three counts of bribery and three counts of extortion.
The tears soon were replaced with vocal outbursts of joy. When reporters approached him for comment outside the courtroom after the verdict had been read, the former councilman threw his arms forward and boomed: “It’s over.” Speaking to reporters in the plaza area outside the federal building, the ex-councilman raised his arms in thanks.
- Friday, March 14, 2008
The Bartlett United Methodist Church will host its annual Spring Crafts Fair today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 5676 Stage Road. For more information, call 386-4563.
The Memphis Bar Association Access to Justice Committee will hold its monthly free Saturday Legal Clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2450 St. Elmo Ave. To volunteer as an attorney for the clinic or to find out more information for attendees, e-mail Linda Seely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, March 13, 2008
The 2008 Bartlett Business Expo will be held today at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The Bartlett Area Chamber, the city of Bartlett and St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett are sponsoring the event. St. Francis will be performing screenings for blood glucose levels and bone density, and the Cole Pain Therapy Group also will hold health screenings. For more information, call the chamber at 372-9457.
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Researching Grant Funding" today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alliance's office, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The cost to attend is $65 for Alliance members, $55 for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or email@example.com.
40. Expo to Cover All Things Baby
- Monday, March 20, 2006
The Institute of Real Estate Management presents "Successful Site Management (RES201)" through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, 6393 Poplar Ave. Registration is $555 for members and $715 for non-members. Visit www.irem-memphis.org.
41. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Owner: Earnest Hillman
Monument Maker Preserves Memories in Stone
The Daily News
An old friend who shared his love of creating art urged Earnest Hillman into the monument business.
Unlike that friend, who decided the busi...
42. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, November 08, 2002
Like a lot of success stories, the right idea at the right time fueled Terry Brimhalls pursuit of running a snack food compan
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Like a lot of success stories, the right idea at the right time fuel...
43. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 16, 2002
Unearth clay burial figures at Peabody Place Museum
Clay burial figures come alive at Peabody museum
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Chinas Han Dynasty, 206 B.C. to A.D. 220, brought the world inventions such as paper, porcelain and the firs...
44. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, March 07, 2002
Gold rush in De Soto County Elvis-themed resort gets DeSoto County all shook up By MARY DANDO The Daily News A legal battle is brewing over use of the name of one of Mississippis favorite sons. On one hand, it seemed as if De Soto County had found a...
45. Archived Article: Calvary P
- Friday, February 22, 2002
Calvary Lenten series hits stride Calvary Lenten series hits stride Dr. Marcus J. Borg kicks off the week at Calvary Episcopal Churchs 79th annual Noonday Lenten Preaching series. Guest speakers from congregations across the nation will lead midday ...
46. Archived Article: Calvary P
- Monday, February 18, 2002
Calvary Lenten series hits stride Calvary Lenten series hits stride Dr. Kenneth A. Corr kicks off the first full week of Calvary Episcopal Churchs 79th annual Noonday Lenten Preaching series. Guest speakers from congregations across the nation will ...
47. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, February 08, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Calvary Lenten series takes center stage beginning Wednesday "Since times ancient, the Church has set aside a period of deep reflection and personal growth known to Christians throughout the world as the season of Lent. Calva...
48. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, March 09, 2001
Calvary Episcopal Church welcomes two returning speakers, Rev Lenten series continues at Calvary Calvary Episcopal Church hosts two returning speakers, the Rev. Barbara K. Lundblad and Dr. Marcus J. Borg, to the second full week of its 78th annual N...
49. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Healthy fun Healthy fun P.D. Parrot teaches kids of all ages about health through puzzles and games By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has introduced a new way to meet its three-fold mission statement. In the past fou...
50. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, April 16, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Commitment to community Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis names Dick Cowan chair of its central board of directors By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Dick Cowan cant understand why everyone doesnt volunteer. Cowan said unfor...
51. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, March 19, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Fruit of the spirit "Banana Man" Al Putnam delivers blessings that have appeal By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The faces of the residents at Oakville Health Center light up when they see Al Putnam coming. Clad in a yellow swea...
52. Archived Article: Standout St
- Friday, February 19, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Flying for a different cause Veteran pilot Pete Palmer commutes between Memphis and Tulsa, Okla., to graduate from Memphis Theological Seminary in May 2000 By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Although Pete Palmer does not usually ...
53. Archived Article: Lucb Bfi(lead) Lj
- Friday, January 15, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON BFI gains approval for landfill expansion By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Browning-Ferris Industries won approval Thursday from the Land Use Control Board to expand its North Shelby landfill near Millington. This means BFI will be...
54. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, May 29, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Service every day David Montague believes community service translates into the way individuals interact with others every day By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Community service means more to David Montague than just occasional...
55. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, May 01, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A higher calling 1998 Outstanding Young Engineer, Bart M. Walls, said he believes in prioritizing for contentment, success By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News It might seem strange that someone who won the 1998 Outstanding Young E...
56. Archived Article: Temple Deliverance Lj
- Wednesday, March 18, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Temple of Deliverance COGIC to build new sanctuary By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ has started construction of a new worship center next to its existing church at 369 E. Calhoun St...
57. Archived Article: Back-calvary
- Monday, March 16, 1998
Oregon State professor Oregon State professor to speak at Calvary Dr. Marcus J. Borg, a professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, will speak Monday and Tuesday during Calvary Episcopal Churchs 75th annual Lenten series. Borg also...
58. Archived Article: Calvary
- Monday, February 23, 1998
Calvary to celebrate 75th anniversary of Lenten series Calvary to celebrate 75th anniversary of Lenten series By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News Calvary Episcopal Church will celebrate the 75th season of its Lenten preaching series this year with daily...
59. Archived Article: Mormons Lj
- Wednesday, September 03, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Mormons break ground on new Millington church Chapel is one of three projects underway in West Tennessee By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is now underway on a new church home at 9604 U.S. Highway 51 for the Mill...
60. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 06, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Hangin out Ken Bennett hangs out with kids and teaches them lessons that last a lifetime By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Ken Bennett likes to hang out with young people and play basketball. So, when he decided to start the Str...
61. Archived Article: Other Mormons Chg
- Friday, June 06, 1997
By CAMILLE H Area church builds smaller facility on Brunswick By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Construction will start this week on an 11,000-square-foot church at 3548 Brunswick Road. The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints s...
62. Archived Article: Church Sales Lj
- Thursday, September 19, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Churches play musical chairs to accommodate congregations By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to accommodate changing congregation needs and demographics, two Memphis area churches have sold their property and are gearing up ...
63. Archived Article: Standout2 (alston) Lj
- Friday, May 24, 1996
5-24 Standout2 (Alston) LJ Nurse, minister, counselor Dr. Bettye J. Alston knows where shes going By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For Dr. Bettye J. Alston, who, during the course of any one day frequently wears the hats of nurse, counselor and mini...
64. Archived Article: Legal Anal
- Thursday, October 19, 1995
10/19 legal anal. 1 ON BEING A CHRISTIAN AND A LAWYER By ROBERT HUTTON Special to The Daily News The current public debate over the O. J. Simpson trial and verdict has caused me to examine my role as a Christian and a lawyer. Often there are tension...