Thu04242014

Religion

Same-sex marriage support irks coalition of Memphis-based pastors

(PRWEB) – A coalition of African-American clergy headed by the Rev. Dr. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), has responded strongly to President Obama's declaration of support for same-sex marriage.

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Worry is a measure of ‘response-ability’

Dear Lucy: I have so many things that I worry about and so many things that I am afraid will happen. My friends try to tell me to stop. My doctor says stop. My pastor says stop.

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Religious leaders recognize teaching as a ‘special calling’

“As pastors, we see teaching as a special calling,” said Brandon Walker, pastor of the New Shelby Baptist Church and director of Clergy United for the Memphis Schools.

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Welcome to ‘Earth University’

TSD columnist Lucy Shaw, a previous Women of Excellence honoree, zeroed in on “intention and purpose” during her 2012 WOE gala keynote speech at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.

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Hey tiger, let go of my livelihood

Dear Lucy: During the last year I lost my job and had to really tighten my belt financially. However, I have also gained 20 pounds.

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Memphis pastor gains a Dr. King legacy honor at Morehouse

by Robert Jackson
Special to the Tri-State Defender

Dr. Eugene L. Gibson Jr., senior pastor of the Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church (OFBC) on Knight Arnold Road in Memphis, was recently inducted into the prestigious Board of Preachers at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity at the MLK International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

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Embrace the ‘now’ to let go of future misery

Dear Lucy: Recently, my sister was diagnosed with a chronic condition that will cause her to go through a lot of changes that we must all watch.

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COGIC creates new jurisdiction and appoints new bishop

The General Board of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. has appointed Pastor William S. Wright of Memphis as a Bishop-Designee of the newly created Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction in the Church of God in Christ.

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Thinking with honesty is a form of self-respect

Dear Lucy: My life has always been so hard. Nobody ever gives me a break. I am sick and tired of it. My boyfriend and I just broke up and I do not have a lot of friends.

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13th District says farewell to Bishop McKenzie

13th District Missionary President Gwen Fugh Dillihunt has hit the ground running. Her first major event is in the books, serving as the event coordinator for the farewell celebration for Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie.

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The flip side of debt

Dear Lucy: I have been reading your articles and video emails about debt but I just want one thing that I can do to ease all of these negative feelings about myself and this debt.

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Is the ‘Black Church’ too quiet?

This Sunday morning, April 8, millions of people will head to Easter services to hear the Gospel on the day that some call Resurrection Sunday. But, for many, this year will be different.

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Digging ‘in’ for the power of miracles

 

This Saturday (April 7) has been decreed “a day of miracles” by Bishop Brandon B. Porter and the Greater Community Temple family.

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