Category: culture

Maybe that’s why they call it the Heartland? (thoughts and photos from a small town that time is passing by…)

Here in Mississippi, Rebekah and I have been visiting in a couple of small towns. Calhoun City – where Polly‘s family are from, and Houston – where we are staying at the Bridges-Hall Manor, an elegant Victorian era B&B. This part of north-east Mississippi is one of those areas that time is passing by. Not…

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Racism/violence/COVID crisis: we can do better; we must effect positive change; as people of faith we can lead the way

I have a true story for you. It’s a difficult story to hear, but I’m not sharing this to sensationalize, or to cause despair. Instead I’m telling it to bring hope, and to talk about what is possible when (and if) things are done right. Back when I was an educator, working in the community…

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“This is how we Corona!”

They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem.     They will be radiant because of the Lord’s good gifts— the abundant crops of grain, new wine, and olive oil,     and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden,     and all their sorrows will be gone.  The…

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