Harry Niles Lester, 83, of Memphis, Tennessee, died May 12, 2022. Formerly a pastor in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Harry grew up in the Evansville, Indiana, Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was ordained by Madison Presbytery on December 6, 1972, and served in Madison Presbytery, Pacific Presbytery, Indiana Presbytery, and Memphis Presbytery at least. He was […]
Lydia Josephine Davidsmeier, 21, of rural Virginia, Illinois, died May 19, 2022, while in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. While hiking the East Inlet Trail with friends, Lydia fell into Adams Falls on the west side of the park. The National Park Service reminded visitors in their press release to be careful around streams, […]
In a three hour final, Noah Thompson, 19, won American Idol for the 2022 season on May 22, 2022. Thompson defeated fellow finalists Leah Marlene and HunterGirl (Hunter Wolkonowski), who attends Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Murfreesboro Presbytery) in Winchester, Tennessee. In the final, HunterGirl performed Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Dancing in the Dark” to advance with […]
The Reverend Dr. Lee Ramsey, the Marlon and Sheila Foster Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics at Memphis Theological Seminary, will retire this year after 24 years of service to the institution. An ordained United Methodist Minister, he will also be retiring from his position as the pastor of Elm Grove United Methodist Church in […]
Bethel University held their Annual Undergraduate Academic Awards Ceremony Tuesday night, May 3, 2022, celebrating and honoring students, faculty members, and staff who excelled in their respective fields. The Reverend Garrett Burns (West Tennessee Presbytery), Associate Chaplain and Director of Community Engagement, was honored as 2022 Staff Person of the year.
The Reverend Jennifer Hayes (Red River Presbytery) has accepted a position as Director of Pastoral & Spiritual Care at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Hayes joined the hospital in 2016 as the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Chaplain and, since 2020, has served as the PRN (pro re nata) Chaplain Supervisor. She graduated from […]
5/25/2022: Memphis Theological Seminary has received a $275,000 grant from The Assisi Foundation of Memphis to help establish a partnership between MTS and the Center for Chaplaincy Studies. The grant will be paid over the course of four years and is contingent upon MTS meeting yearly fund-raising goals.
Memphis Theological Seminary announced a new Pre-Seminary Program which will allow the institution to broaden access to graduate-level theological education for ministry, by admitting students who do not have a Bachelor’s degree, but who are able to demonstrate their call, character, and capacity for graduate level theological studies. The Pre-Seminary program gives the seminary a […]
Focus Prepare yourself to discern what is and what is not of God today. Still yourself so you can hear how God is calling you. Read Psalm 47 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition Psalm 47 God’s Rule over the Nations To the leader. Of the Korahites. A Psalm. 1 Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout […]