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Billy and Lorena Burson thank members of Smithville Baptist Church for the lunch they prepared after service let out Sunday morning at Parkway Baptist Church.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For the first time since last week’s devastating tornado, members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church assembled for worship in the parking lot of their building to sing about victory. The Rev. David Mac Kain, pastor of the church, took his place before his flock of around 60, seated […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – Mississippi Episcopalians on Saturday elected the Rev. Brian Seage, rector of St. Columb’s Episcopal Church in Ridgeland since 2005, as their new bishop. Clergy and lay delegates who had convened at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson elected Seage, 50, on the fifth ballot. He was one of five nominees for the […]

Fish and fishermen hold prominent places in scripture, from their creation in Genesis to Jesus' feeding of the 5,000. In fact, the first four disciples Jesus called were fishermen, and their occupation may provide insight into what it means to be a disciple. (Courtesy)

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Pop quiz: What were the first animals God created? A look at Genesis 1:20 reveals that before man, before livestock and all the creatures that move along the ground, before the before the birds in the sky, scripture says God made the waters teeming with fish. The creatures of scale, […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For the Rev. Matt Scopel, pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, the shock of Monday’s tornado has yet to set in. He has been too busy. “My congregation’s reactions are all over the place, from suffering to relieved,” he said. “But lots of us haven’t had a chance to […]

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Adrian Mattox kneels to pray during Thursday's National Day of Prayer at Tupelo City Hall.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The National Day of Prayer began rather quietly Thursday morning. In the BancorpSouth Conference Center, Mission Mississippi assembled a small group of around a dozen. Tillmon Calvert, co-chair of Mission Mississippi’s Lee County branch, began with a simple hymn of thanks. “In light of the destruction, the fact […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Congregants of Calvary Baptist Church said their tearful goodbyes to their pastor, the Rev. David Eldridge, and his family Sunday evening. Head pastor for the past six years, Eldridge announced last month that he intended to guest preach at First Baptist Church in Clinton, his home church, to […]

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Corinth native Jonathan Burdine works as a tattoo artist, mixed martial arts coach and fighter, and minister.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal CORINTH – If you ask Johnathan Burdine what he does for a living, he’ll probably shrug his shoulders and say, “A little bit of everything.” But the Corinth native wears many hats, from his role as a tattoo artist, to that of a mixed martial arts coach and fighter. Most […]

History has yet to yield many non-Christian records of Jesus' death and disappearances, leaving scholars, skeptics, and believers to make what they will of the four Gospels. (Courtesy)

By Riley Manning Daily Journal And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: […]

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St. James Catholic Church held its annual Stations of the Cross service on Friday. The service re-enacts Christ’s journey to Calvary, and explores the 13 crucial moments in depth.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The passion of Jesus came alive for attendees of St. James Catholic Church’s annual Stations of the Cross service on Friday. The bilingual service drew around 250 onlookers, many carrying children or holding hands in the light rain, as actors portraying Jesus, Mary, two prisoners and centurions, enacted […]