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by (RSS) Uncategorized | June 16th, 2010 12:04am CST | 1 Comment

When I first moved here 10 years ago next month to become pastor of a church, one long-time resident of Memphis (though not native to the Bluff City) sought to enlighten me about the challenges I would face.   She said, “Memphis is a religious city, but not a spiritual one.” It took awhile for that […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 10th, 2010 4:59pm CST | 5 Comments

This isn’t posted by Rev. Steve Montgomery, a regular contributor, but by someone moved by his sermon two weeks ago about social justice.  If you have read us much, you know that we draw on faith to explain our concerns about cities and urban issues and to demonstrate that religion does not have to be […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | April 16th, 2010 12:58am CST | 2 Comments

We all know of those lists which name Memphis as one of the worst:  In Forbes’ mind, we are one of the most miserable cities.  Other more objective surveys name us as one of the most obese, one of the poorest, one of the most violent, and most recently, the hunger capital of our country. […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | February 15th, 2010 11:15am CST | 1 Comment

Being one of the most-churched cities in the country is a mixed bag. Certainly many of us are grateful for the comfort that faith communities can bring in times of personal distress, such as illness and death, and personal joys, such as weddings. There are times, however, when I wish that the faith communities could […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | December 17th, 2009 5:34pm CST | 3 Comments

Being one of the most-churched cities in the country is a mixed bag. Certainly many of us are grateful for the comfort that faith communities can bring in times of personal distress, such as illness and death, and personal joys, such as weddings. There are times, however, when I wish that the faith communities could […]

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