Riley Manning


Hello! I'm Riley Manning, Religion editor here at the Journal. I graduated from Millsaps in 2011 with a degree in English and a bad habit of correcting other people's grammar. My favorite places to be are on the beach with a book or in a hay field at sun down.

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By Riley Manning Daily Journal The discussion over the Trinity is one of the oldest in the faith, equally steeped in theology and church history. In many ways it is a question of Christ’s personhood, his humanity, and in others, an idea of God’s true nature, as well as the way Christians are meant to […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – The saga of Graceland Too continues after being auctioned off at the end of January. In May, the contents of the home-turned-Elvis museum will once again hit the auction block. Back in January, the first two lots up for bidding were Graceland Too owner Paul MacLeod’s two […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Following its efforts to connect with faith leaders across the state, the Human Rights Campaign is now calling on businesses to be vocal about equality. Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen was one of the HRC’s first stops on its newly launched Equality Is Our Business program. The initiative aims to […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Perhaps it’s easy for a person to say they don’t fear death when they’re not looking it in the eye, but for William Hawkins and folks like him, the grim reaper isn’t a lifetime away. He’s coming up the street. But still. “I ain’t got much longer here,” the 86-year-old […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Every year is turning out to be a record year for the United Way of Northeast Mississippi. Last year, the nonprofit umbrella set a record amount for donations when it surpassed its goal of $2.4 million, and it did the same this year when it raised the stakes […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Salvation Army is turning an eye to the long-term functionality of its clients, requiring them to attend a budgeting class before receiving benefits from financial assistance and the Angel Tree. “Major (Jeff) Daniel thought it might help break the cycle for some of our clients who sign […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal The fact that one in five Mississippians regularly deal with food insecurity can be hard to stomach, but for the second year in a row, the United Way is doing something about it. Last year’s first-ever Unite to End Hunger food sculpture contest provided 18 pallets of food and goods […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Plenty of Christian traditions have their fondly held roots: the Presbyterians back to Scotland, the Catholics back to Rome, and so on. But the Orthodox Church is the root, the original church started by the Apostle Paul in the book of Acts. “The divine liturgy and mass we hold has […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – With the worst of the winter weather in the rearview, several Tupelo churches look forward to resuming their annual Lenten Luncheon series. Beginning the day after Ash Wednesday, miniature noon devotions are held at a different church each Thursday through Good Friday. First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo will […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal They say nothing in this life is certain except death and taxes. That’s something that has been true for a long time. In fact, Jesus spoke more about taxes and money than he did about hell. Filing W-2 and I-9 forms can be dry, meticulous work, but for Christians, financial […]