Reflections on Hamilton’s Unafraid By Dr. Jim Lewis

Reflections on Hamilton’s Unafraid By Dr. Jim Lewis

Adam Hamilton’s book Unafraid was published in 2018, two years before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Its subtitle,” Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,” captures a message that resonates with this summer of discontent.  Hamilton, pastor of the largest Methodist...
Be Still and Know that I Am God By Joe Livesay

Be Still and Know that I Am God By Joe Livesay

As I reflect on the past weeks a few insights come to mind.  It was March 24, 2020, that Jim Strickland, Memphis mayor, declared a “shelter in place” policy for Memphis.  At that time I think I was like most people.  What will this mean?  How long will it last?  I had...
Let Them Who Have Ears, Listen By Neil Boggan

Let Them Who Have Ears, Listen By Neil Boggan

On May 25 in Minneapolis, George Floyd, a black man, died because a white police officer’s restraining technique cut off his air supply.  For over eight minutes, the police officer’s knee pressed directly onto the back of Floyd’s neck while Floyd lay handcuffed on his...
Mourning Has Broken By Neil Boggan

Mourning Has Broken By Neil Boggan

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus lists a series of beatitudes: “Blessed are…for….”  The second beatitude reads, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).  The word rendered as “comforted” comes from the same root word that...
Shepherd of Lost Things By Carmen Anderson

Shepherd of Lost Things By Carmen Anderson

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10 As many people are these days, I am in a book club.  Of course, these days we find ourselves meeting in Zoom sessions and waiting until we determine that we can once again meet in person!  My book club...

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