A Father’s Day reflection: Going through Dad’s wallet a couple years after his death was sure to carry me back. How far, I had no idea until I dove in.
Author Jeanne Bishop explores the unlikely but redemptive relationship between two Christians – one the father of Timothy McVeigh, the perpetrator of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; the other the father of Julie Welch, one of the 168 persons killed in the blast.
Anh and Xuan’s plight was desperate and dangerous, their destiny cast into the hands of resentful and suspicious nations, their destination completely unknown. A generation later, their families are strong, and their contributions to our society are profound.
No one would mistake the Freemason Street Baptist Church Norfolk Street Choir concert for professionals. But that’s hardly the point. With this group, rehearsals are in large part the purpose. Performance is a byproduct.
View the photo gallery from the Norman Street Choir.
Wendell Griffen, 66, is all of these things. But his persona is so large, his reputation so loud, his “rightness” so locked in and eagerly defended, that the man’s depth can be lost in the shallows in which he must wade.
In one of life’s delicious little ironies, New Millennium Church now meets on the campus associated with one of Little Rock’s most ardent racists of the 1950s.
View the photo gallery of Wendell Griffen.
Editor’s Note: In memory of W.C. Fields, we are republishing this article from February 20, 2015.
The sandpaper of time has smoothed the roughest edges of memory for one of Baptists’ most remarkable characters.