Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Sing Justice, Sing Mercy, Sing Peace

Posted 11.4.19 - The Hebrew prophets had a lot to say about justice. Amos admonished the people to “let justice roll down like waters, and righteous like an ever-flowing stream.” Micah talked of the Lord requiring us to do justice. ...

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The Story as Told by Those Inspired by God

Posted 10.28.19 - Brian Wren, an ordained British Congregational minister, teacher and hymn writer wrote the hymn “Deep in the Shadows of the Past.” He wrote it “to tell the story of the Bible in a manner acceptable to different understandings of its authority and...

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Multiculturalism

Posted 10.23.19 - We live in a multicultural society. It has always been so, but only in recent years have we said so. In the past, the recognized cultures in the United States were primarily European in origin – Irish, German Scandinavian, Italian, etc. Also...

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Spiritual Enrichment Activities

Posted 10.7.19 - Fall has finally come to middle Tennessee and it is time to renew your spiritual life as you prepare for the winter months. There are several activities and events that can help you on your journey....

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Fanny Crosby, Gospel Hymn Writer

Posted 9.27.19 - The gospel song had its roots in the camp meeting songs of the 18th and 19th centuries, the songs of the Sunday School movement, the Negro spirituals, the songs of the YMCA, and the songs of the various social movements of the...

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Interfaith Prayers for Environmental Peace

Posted 9.16.19 - Native American - Chief Seattle: Teach your children what we have taught our children – that the earth is our mother.Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.This we...

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A Biblical Understanding of Justice

Posted 9.9.19 - Justice has been basic to the teachings of the Hebrew and Christian faiths. The prophets challenged the Israelites time and again to do justice. Amos even went so far as to speak out against the religious rituals and customs of the day,...

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Hatred Is In Your Neighborhood

Posted 9.1.19 - The Southern Poverty Law Center identified in 2017 954 active hate groups in the United States. There is at least one such group in every state in the union and in some states there are 12 or more active groups. The...

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Our Vote Matters

Posted 8.22.19 - “OUR VOTE MATTERS” FORUM & DEBATE AT SCARRITT BENNETT On Thursday, August 29th the “Our Vote Matters” Forum and Debate will be held in the Great Hall of the Laskey Building on the historic campus of the Scarritt Bennett Center, located at 1027...

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