“I can’t think of a religious group he didn’t offend. He even did a cartoon that upset the Episcopalians, and you know how hard it is to upset Episcopalians.
John Shelton Reed
The longtime friend of Baptist cartoonist Doug Marlette, who died July 10 in a car crash, was quoted by the Washington Post. Reed helped form the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina (RNS)
“The people I speak with are my fellow human beings. The people I sing with are my family.”
The music professor at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg led a selection of acappella spirituals at a recent symposium at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. He was quoted by the The Christian Chronicle (RNS)
“I would absolutely reject any idea that God sends suffering our way. The issue is not, ‘Why me?’ It is, ‘Why not me?’ I’m not exempt from the difficulties that come to everyone else.”
The outgoing president of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, who retired July 1 because of disability issues related to multiple sclerosis, was quoted by Baptists Today (RNS)