Southern Baptist Vote Signals Further Fractures in American Evangelicalism

The establishment narrowly headed off a takeover attempt by a hard-right movement. Some backers of the losing candidate are now considering leaving altogether.

#baptist-churches, #christians-and-christianity, #greear-j-d, #litton-ed-pastor, #nashville-tenn, #southern-baptist-convention

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Southern Baptist Convention Elects Ed Litton as New President

Ed Litton, a moderate pastor from Alabama, won a high-stakes presidential election with the potential to reshape the future of the country’s largest Protestant denomination.

#baptist-churches, #greear-j-d, #ministers-protestant, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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Southern Baptist Convention Will Hold Runoff for New President

The high-stakes presidential election has the potential to reshape the future of the country’s largest Protestant denomination.

#baptist-churches, #greear-j-d, #ministers-protestant, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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Feeding the Hungry, One Wholesome Meal at a Time

An empire for feeding the hungry started with one woman and some sandwiches.

#food, #food-insecurity, #nashville-tenn

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‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists

The insurgents, some adopting a pirate motif, believe that the denomination has drifted too far to the left on issues of race, gender and the strict authority of the Bible.

#baptist-churches, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #greear-j-d, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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As Nashville Bomber Plotted, Police Investigation Into Warning Sat Dormant

A review found deficiencies in how police officers followed a 2019 tip that Anthony Q. Warner was building bombs in his vehicle.

#nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #police-department-nashville-tenn, #warner-anthony-quinn

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Tennessee Plane Crash: 7 Are Presumed Dead, Officials Say

The authorities said operations had shifted from rescue to recovery for those aboard a plane that crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tenn., on Saturday.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #nashville-tenn, #percy-priest-lake, #smyrna-tenn

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Nashville Hat Shop Sold Yellow Star Anti-Vaccine Patches

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #nashville-tenn, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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The Picassos of the American South

William Edmonson and other self-taught artists remind us of how genius somehow finds a way.

#art, #edmondson-william-1874-1951, #nashville-tenn, #picasso-pablo, #sculpture, #tombs-and-tombstones

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We Were Born To Be Wild

Earth Day is a reminder that we are living creatures all the same.

#earth-day, #environment, #finches-birds, #insects, #nashville-tenn

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Flooding in Nashville Kills at Least 4 as Water Keeps Rising

Dozens of people were rescued as cars were swept away and neighborhoods were swamped. “We’re not out of the woods yet,” officials said, as water levels climbed on the Cumberland River.

#floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nashville-tenn, #rain, #weather

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Elizabeth R. Duff, First Woman to Drive a Nashville City Bus, Dies at 72

A Black woman, Mrs. Duff broke gender and race barriers. She died of Covid-19.

#black-people, #buses, #chauffeurs-and-drivers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #duff-elizabeth-r-1949-2021, #nashville-tenn, #transit-systems, #women-and-girls

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What $1.9 Buys You in California, New York and Tennessee

An early 20th-century house in San Francisco, a one-bedroom condo on Central Park West in Manhattan and a four-bedroom home in Nashville.

#nashville-tenn, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

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Behind the Nashville Bombing, a Conspiracy Theorist Stewing About the Government

Anthony Warner, who was obsessed with an outlandish tale about lizard aliens and other plots, had been planning for months.

#conspiracy-theories, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #warner-anthony-quinn

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Give Dolly Parton a Statue Already

The Tennessee General Assembly’s vote to do so should be unanimous.

#monuments-and-memorials-structures, #nashville-tenn, #parton-dolly, #politics-and-government

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A Happiness of Bluebirds

This year isn’t living up to my hopes, so I am learning to hope in a new way.

#birds, #happiness, #nashville-tenn, #seasons-and-months

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Museum Exploring Music’s Black Innovators Arrives in Nashville

The National Museum of African American Music has six interactive sections covering 50 genres of music with a focus on gospel, blues, jazz, R&B and hip-hop.

#black-people, #museums, #music, #nashville-tenn, #national-museum-of-african-american-music, #united-states

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Black Music Has a New Home in Nashville

The National Museum of African American Music is opening in the capital of country music. And that’s exactly where it belongs.

#black-people, #jazz, #museums, #nashville-tenn, #pop-and-rock-music, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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Critics Say Nashville Police Could Have Done More With Tip About Bomber

Anthony Warner’s girlfriend told the police last year he was building bombs in his R.V. Police officials said they took their inquiry as far as they could at the time.

#bombs-and-explosives, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #police-department-nashville, #warner-anthony-quinn

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The Bomb That Struck the Heart of Nashville

I’m thinking of the weight we’ve all been carrying this year, in my city and everywhere else.

#nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Nashville Suspect’s Girlfriend Told Police Last Year That He Was Making Bombs

Officers visited the home of Anthony Warner after his girlfriend said he was producing explosives in his R.V., according to a police report. They said then that there was no evidence of a crime.

#bombs-and-explosives, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #warner-anthony-quinn

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When Nashville Bombing Hit a Telecom Hub, the Ripples Reached Far Beyond

Investigators are questioning whether the perpetrator specifically targeted the building. The explosion disrupted 911 call centers, hospitals and cell service in several states.

#att-inc, #bombs-and-explosives, #computer-network-outages, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #wireless-communications

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A Tornado, a Pandemic and Now a Bombing: ‘Nashville Strong’ Is Tested

In 2020, the city has weathered a tornado’s devastation and the rippling consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, a bewildering and unsettling attack made a tough year tougher.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #tornadoes

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A Quiet Life, a Thunderous Death, and a Nightmare That Shook Nashville

DNA tests show that Anthony Warner blew himself up along with a chunk of downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.

#antioch-tenn, #bombs-and-explosives, #clark-petula, #computer-network-outages, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #recreational-vehicles, #warner-anthony-quinn

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What We Know About the Nashville Explosion on Christmas Day

Three people were injured and 41 businesses were damaged when an R.V. detonated downtown, but much about the case remains a mystery.

#bombs-and-explosives, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nashville-tenn

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Nashville Explosion Was an ‘Intentional’ Act, Officials Say

An explosion linked to a vehicle sent debris and shattered glass into the city streets.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #nashville-tenn

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Scenes From a Pandemic Holiday Road Trip

Scenes from a holiday season that shone bright in dark times.

#arizona, #asheville-nc, #christmas, #hanukkah, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #maryland, #memphis-tenn, #nashville-tenn, #new-mexico, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #texas, #united-states, #utah

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An Inside Look at the Restaurant Crisis

Guy Fieri directs and narrates “Restaurant Hustle 2020,” a documentary on how restaurateurs are coping during the pandemic.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #nashville-tenn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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Books Are Really Easy to Wrap

But that’s not why they make the best gifts.

#american-booksellers-assn, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nashville-tenn, #national-book-foundation, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail

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$600,000 Homes in New Hampshire, New Mexico and Tennessee

An 1845 farmhouse in Sandwich, a mountainside home in Santa Fe and a riverside retreat in Nashville.

#nashville-tenn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sandwich-nh, #santa-fe-nm

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Imprisoned Nearly 15 Years, but Now Cleared of a Murder He Didn’t Commit

A Nashville judge vacated the conviction of Joseph Webster after a collaborative investigation produced new witnesses and evidence.

#district-attorneys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nashville-tenn, #project-return

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CMA Awards Sum Up Country Music’s Upside-Down Year

In a show featuring a distanced but unmasked audience, Nashville’s big stars celebrated the power of live music.

#allen-jimmie, #bieber-justin, #church-eric-1977, #combs-luke, #country-music, #country-music-assn, #country-music-assn-awards, #dan-shay-music-group, #daniels-charlie-1936-2020, #davis-mac, #diffie-joe-1958-2020, #mcentire-reba, #morris-maren-1990, #nashville-tenn, #puth-charlie-1991, #rogers-kenny-musician, #rucker-darius, #stapleton-chris-1978, #wallen-morgan

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How Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Held Onto Optimism

The uncertainties of 2020 led the folk duo to discover a new emotional urgency in songs about the slow, challenging, beautiful heat of living.

#cash-johnny, #country-music, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #harris-emmylou, #nashville-tenn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rawlings-david, #welch-gillian

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Fewer Early Ballots Being Rejected Than Expected

Many election experts feared a tide of rejected mail ballots. So far, the rate of rejections appears to be lower than in years past.

#absentee-voting, #atlanta-ga, #florida, #kentucky, #nashville-tenn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Calmer Debate, Biden and Trump Offer Sharply Divergent Visions for Nation

In a more restrained appearance, President Trump told Joseph R. Biden Jr., “You didn’t get it done” in Washington. Mr. Biden accused the president of heartlessness for separating migrant families and inflaming racial tensions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #nashville-tenn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #welker-kristen-1976

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I Cast My Vote for Mother Nature

Our only planet cannot survive four more years of the Trump administration’s environmental policy.

#birds, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

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Instagram Is Coming for Your Sock Drawer

The Home Edit won over Khloé Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow with a particular style of home organization. Now a new Netflix show will showcase its high aspirations and “low bar” ethos.

#closets, #get-organized-with-the-home-edit-tv-program, #nashville-tenn, #orderliness-and-clutter, #shearer-clea-author, #social-media, #teplin-joanna-author, #the-home-edit-a-guide-to-organizing-and-realizing-your-house-goals-book

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Justin Townes Earle, Singer-Songwriter in Father’s Footsteps, Dies at 38

He released eight alt-country albums as a solo artist, seeking to emerge from the long shadow of the outlaw country star Steve Earle.

#country-music, #deaths-obituaries, #earle-justin-townes, #earle-steve, #nashville-tenn, #van-zandt-townes

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Chaat Is More Than the Sum of Its Many Flavors

Hard to define but easy to crave, these Indian snacks have become a fascination for the Nashville chef Maneet Chauhan.

#chaat-recipes-from-the-kitchens-markets-and-railways-of-india-book, #chauhan-maneet, #chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #india, #indian-food-cuisine, #nashville-tenn, #snack-foods

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I Have a Cure for the Dog Days of Summer

It’s hot, Donald Trump is still president, the pandemic is still raging, and did I mention that it’s hot?

#butterflies-and-moths, #dogs, #insects, #nashville-tenn, #summer-season

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Amid the Storm, Dave Dombrowski Plots an M.L.B. Future in Nashville

Dombrowski brought World Series titles to the Marlins and the Red Sox, and now he’s leading an effort to bring a major league club to a new market.

#baseball, #dombrowski-dave, #major-league-baseball, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-predators, #stadiums-and-arenas

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Coronavirus Spread in Tennessee, Despite State Paying for Covid-19 Testing

Tennessee’s governor said anyone in his state could be tested for the coronavirus, and the state would pay. That did not stop the virus from roaring back.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #jahangir-alex, #lee-william-byron-1959, #nashville-tenn, #politics-and-government, #states-us, #tennessee, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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How to Keep Music (and One Another) Alive

If we want to experience concerts again, we need to support the artists we love until the pandemic passes. Here’s how.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #music, #nashville-tenn

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Tennessee Newspaper Apologizes for ‘Utterly Indefensible’ Anti-Muslim Ad

The full-page ad, which appeared in Sunday’s editions of The Tennessean and claimed “Islam” would detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, “should have never been published,” the editor said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #discrimination, #gannett-company-inc, #muslims-and-islam, #nashville-tenn, #newspapers, #religious-cults, #the-tennessean

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All I Have to Offer You Is Me

Larry Callies comes from a long line of black cowboys living and working on the frontier.

#black-people, #callies-larry, #country-music, #cowboys-and-cowgirls, #houston-tex, #mca-records, #nashville-tenn

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In Nashville, a Protest Organized by 6 Teenagers Brings Hope

In less than a week, six Nashville teenagers created a march that drew 10,000 peaceful protesters and gave hope to a whole city.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #nashville-tenn, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Nashville N.A.A.C.P. Leader Finds Bull’s-Eye in His Yard

A suspect has been charged in the case, and the police have set up a mediation between the Rev. Keith Caldwell and a police officer who he said was dismissive of the matter.

#caldwell-keith-1967, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #nashville-tenn, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #tennessee

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Nashville’s Plight: Coronavirus, Tornadoes, Power Outages…

This year has brought tornadoes, plague and weather patterns we’ve never heard of. On the bright side, no murder hornets yet.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nashville-tenn, #quarantines, #weather

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Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 

#army-corps-of-engineers, #eminent-domain, #environment, #floods, #global-warming, #nashville-tenn

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