By Riley Manning Daily Journal The Christian church faced its first crisis in its infancy. Born a Jew, raised a Jew, Jesus was also crucified as one, and after his death, Christianity struggled to define its identity in respect to Judaism. “It was a huge question, because Christ couldn’t have existed without Judaism,” said the […]

A couple of years ago, my wife and I bought an older house to restore. By “older,” I mean “a pile of sticks held together with caulk,” and by “restore,” I mean “gut and line with hundred dollar bills.” We are empty-nesters, and we bought the house as a project. I suspect my wife thought […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal An estimated 1.5 to 2 million admirers and faithful will descend on Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C., in a few weeks, as Pope Francis arrives to canonize a saint, speak with government leaders, and attend the Festival of Families. Among the visitors are a few of Tupelo’s own from […]

I spent Labor Day laboring on a bicycle, riding the Tanglefoot Trail. There were lots of riders out, and the mood was festive. As a tribe, cyclists tend to be talkative. If you listen, you’ll probably learn something. I offer you the following trail tale from Monday’s ride, related to my brother and me by […]


TUPELO – An 11-week workshop for individuals who are divorced, divorcing, separated or recovering from a broken relationship will be offered on Monday evenings at the First Methodist Church in Tupelo. The workshop provides a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment where participants can work through many of the painful and confusing feelings of losing a […]


As construction moves along on the new home for the congregation of First Christian Church, First Christian pastor, the Rev. Sherry Horton, said she plans to hold a Patriot’s Day service as usual. The service will take place on September 11 at 6 p.m. in the gym of St. Luke United Methodist Church. It will […]

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By Riley Manning Daily Journal God got Paul Daily’s attention with a horse. “I worked in an oil field for 20-plus years,” Daily said. “I was helping a fellow break a horse and we were having one tough time. He was kicking up dust, trying to buck over the fence, and a voice spoke to […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – After a year of investigation, the Freedom From Religion Foundation released a report last week advising 25 major universities to dismantle or restructure the position of the football team chaplain. Ole Miss and Mississippi State, along with Auburn, Louisiana State, Clemson, the University of Alabama and others, raised […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Some 37 million Americans learned this week how quickly life can change with the click of a mouse, as notorious affair website fell victim to hackers who released a list of user names and information. The list, broken down by state and city, quickly hit social media. […]