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At the Corner of Hemphill and Easy Street

Easy Street and Hemphill Street intersect. One must choose their direction at the intersection. Since 1959 the Southside church has chosen Hemphill over Easy Street. Hemphill has always challenged. And for six decades, Spirit-led people have accepted the challenge to minister and to love the Diversity and the Need that is Hemphill. The physically handicapped or physically broken The...

“SHINING ARMOR COMES IN LOTS OF COLORS AND SIZES”

For several summers in high school and college I had a crummy job at an unpleasant workplace in downtown Nashville. But summer jobs were hard to find and I was thankful for my $1.40 an hour. As low on the totem pole as one could be at Buford Brothers Automotive Warehouse, I was one of several...

A Terrible Fire…

Screams of “FIRE!” spread across the college campus on an early morning of February 1929. Ninety years ago the lone Girls’ Dorm on the David Lipscomb College campus was ablaze. Pandemonium erupted as girls screamed, dangling from the third-floor balconies by their hands, waiting to drop to the arms of other students. The firetrucks were 5...

Egypt in Their Hearts

In addressing the Sanhedrin, Stephen said, “Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him [Moses], but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt…” (Acts 7:39 NASB). “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic…”...

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