The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Feb. 14, 2019 - 6:04 PM

A lecture, “‘Break the Teeth of the Wicked’: Picturing Righteous Violence in the Ancient Near East,” by Dr. Joel M. LeMon will be held Thursday.

The lecture will start at 7:30 p.m at Ackerman Hall, Level Three, at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus in Atlanta.

LeMon is associate professor of Old Testament and director of the graduate division of religion at Emory. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in 1998, his master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2001 and his PhD from Emory in 2007.

He is the author of”Yahweh’s Winged Form in the Psalms: Exploring Congruent Iconography and Texts” and has three books in progress, including one that focuses on violence in the Psalms and ancient Near Eastern iconography.

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Providence Baptist Church, 6402 Campbellton Redwine Road, Chattahoochee Hills celebrated Ladies Day on Feb. 3. A women’s choir sang at the service.

Providence’s Keenagers' held their Valentine Banquet on Feb. 9 in the church’s fellowship center. Entertainment was provided by vocalist Jon McDonald.

A soup luncheon for senior adults will be held at Providence on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in the fellowship center.

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Peter Wallace was guest celebrant and preacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 3.

He filled the pulpit while the vestry and clergy of St. Paul's were attending their annual retreat. Wallace was ordained in the Diocese of Atlanta in 2014 while serving as a deacon at St. Paul's, and continued as an assisting priest at the local church until March 2016. 

Wallace is executive producer and host of the national ecumenical Day1 radio and internet ministry. He also is the author of several books.

He lives in Atlanta with his spouse, Daniel.