Is COVID-19 the Will of God? By Dr. Jim Lewis

Is COVID-19 the Will of God? By Dr. Jim Lewis

As the COVID-19 epidemic tightens its grip on Memphis, it is helpful to think about God and His involvement in human affairs.  Our young adult Sunday School class had just started reviewing the book The Will of God by Leslie Weatherhead when Covid-19 struck. ...
Connection and Belonging By Carmen Anderson

Connection and Belonging By Carmen Anderson

As I am writing this, our country and the world at large are going through an unsettling and disorienting time of dealing with COVID-19. Perhaps the idea of writing about connection and belonging may seem a bit untimely, as we are now in the midst of learning the...
“In a World Where…” by John N. Avis

“In a World Where…” by John N. Avis

The first time I recall truly thinking about what the future held for me was during the summer of 1961 as I was about to enter the fourth grade. My older sister graduated from high school earlier that spring. She made several trips visiting colleges across the...
The Value of Saying, “I Don’t Know” By Catherine Lewis

The Value of Saying, “I Don’t Know” By Catherine Lewis

Last Sunday one of our class members mentioned his child’s tendency to respond to new information by declaring, “I know.”  He also pointed out that, as adults, we often still struggle with the same desire to hide our ignorance and pretend we already know something...
The Sounds of Easter by Theresa Jennings

The Sounds of Easter by Theresa Jennings

Our church recently celebrated Ash Wednesday as the beginning day of Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter.  After the choir and congregation sang, our pastor led us in devotional thoughts preparatory to receiving our crosses made of ash. Near the end of the service, a...
Known by God, Know God by Catherine Denman

Known by God, Know God by Catherine Denman

Every day as I drive to work, I pass by a church where the minister stands outside in all kinds of weather, waving to the traffic. Even though I pass by on the opposite side of the road, the minister and I usually wave to each other. This past year, though, I have...

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