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Why The Bible Museum?

I served as Chairman of the Museum of Biblical History, here in Collierville, Tennessee, for eighteen years.  I still serve on the board of the museum.  I carry a business card that introduces me as the "Chairman Emeritus" of the museum.  And I continue to support the museum whole-heartedly, though in retirement.  Why?  Because I believe in the importance of the museum and its mission.

History is worth

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“May I Have Your Coat?”

You may recall Inspector Clouseau's (Peter Sellers) disappointing experience at the entrance of a hotel in Switzerland. He is met by a man who asks, "May I have your coat?" to which Clouseau replies by removing and handing the man his coat. This sequence continues with, "May I have your gloves, ... your hat, ... your scarf, ... etc.?" to which Clouseau responds by removing and handing
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The Monuments Men

Nancy and I go to a movie at our local Malco Theatre about once a year.  (I don't need to tell you why once a year.)

Our selection for 2014 is The Monuments Men.  It has been panned as an unfocused series of tenuously related vignettes, a mediocre rendition of an ill-defined plot, a film released in mid-February because it does not merit prime season screen space.

Admittedly, it

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A Mutton Chop?

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Ashe to Amen

Yesterday at the Dixon Art Gallery in Memphis, I was especially impressed by a painting from the hand of Jered Small.  The Good Samaritan (2012), is a sizeable painting, about 36 x 48 inches, and occupies a place of prominence in the Dixon's temporary "Ashe to Amen" exhibit: works by Afro-American artists evoking the unique interaction of black Americans with Bible-and-church during their long march from slavery
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