Reflect John’s resurrection narrative (John 19:16-18, 28-30, 20:11-18) is an appropriate text for Easter Sunday. Our annual celebration of this central Christian event is characterized by unfettered rejoicing, full of triumphant hymns, banners, and blooming lilies. This gospel writer’s record of Jesus’ first post-resurrection appearance to Mary Magdalene, however, is shrouded in mystery and the […]
Matthew Ryan Looney, 32, a member of the Richland Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Columbia Presbytery), died March 29, 2021.
Lucille P. Stanley, 104, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died Friday, March 26, 2021. She was a member of the McAdoo Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville Presbytery).
Wilma Seay, 96, of the New Hope community near Paducah, Kentucky, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021. She was a lifelong member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Covenant Presbytery) where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry.
Athletic Hall-of Fame Class honored at Homecoming Football Game MCKENZIE, Tenn. – The Bethel Athletic Department and the University takes great pride in the Athletic Hall-of-Fame. Each October during Homecoming Week the University honors individuals and teams who have excelled in various fashions as athletes, teams, coaches, staff and contributors. Due to Covid-19 the Hall-of-Fame recognitions […]
MCKENZIE, Tenn. March 8, 2021 – The Bethel University Undergraduate Admissions Office has announced the winners of the prestigious Hendrix Scholarship. Andrew Welch from Clarksville, a student at Rossview High School, is the winner of the 2021 Hendrix Scholarship Competition. He will receive full tuition, room and board at Bethel University valued at over $100,000. […]
Dear Friends In Mission, We are planning for a trip to Oklahoma to help the Choctaw Presbytery refurbish their Presbyterial campgrounds (Camp Israel Folsom), near Broken Bow, OK. This campground can provide both camping for youth, meetings for the Presbytery and, with repairs and updating, the possibility for renting it to supplement the small budget […]
MSNBC’s Richard Lui shares lessons learned as caregiver for his father, the Rev. Steven Lui, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. The longtime journalist’s caregiving life off camera inspired his new book that’s part memoir and part self-help book. Read more: Click Here!
The Reverend Wallace Wade Acton, 90, (Grace Presbytery) of Glencoe, Alabama, died March 24, 2021. Wade was born August 21, 1930 in Sterrett, Alabama, near Birmingham, to the Reverend Armon Clarence Acton and Thelma May White Acton. After Thelma’s death, Armon married Ruth Harper when Wade was sixteen. Wade had seven siblings. He attended Cahaba […]
Reflect Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman must be counted as one of the loveliest recorded in the gospels. Despite centuries of animosity between Jews and Samaritans, Jesus reaches out to the woman with a request: “Give me a drink.” From this most basic of all requests springs a conversation that reveals the torment of […]