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Faith and Culture

Aaron Johnson: The library card

Today I went to my local library.   I like libraries. Libraries smell good for some reason.   I stopped by to pick up a book of short...

Honoring heroes year-round: Alabama Power’s unwavering commitment to veterans

Alabama Power is committed to supporting veterans, valuing their sacrifices on Veterans Day and beyond. The company’s dedication extends throughout the year, with programs and initiatives...

Soul of the South alive and well at SoulGrown awards show

The Soul of the South was on full display last week.  SoulGrown, a publication on the forefront of the culture, beauty and ingenuity of Alabama...

Aaron Johnson: The Great One

I finished my master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987. In 2003, I finished my doctorate in education from the same....

Alabama Power volunteers remove graffiti at Noccalula Falls Park

Alabama Power Service Organization volunteers assisted in cleaning up Noccalula Falls Park by clearing trash and erasing graffiti from rock formations. Teaming up with the...

Justice Mitchell featured in ‘Daniel Dilemma’ series taught by Pastor Hodges

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell was featured in an episode of “The Daniel Dilemma” taught by Pastor Chris Hodges of Church of the...

Aaron Johnson: What’s in the well?

My grandfather had a dug well beside his home with a concrete pipe fitted vertically atop.  On top of the concrete pipe, that was...

Aaron Johnson: Camp Comer and paying debts

High atop Lookout Mountain, above Fort Payne, cradled in hardwoods, hides Camp Comer. Most of her alumni just call her “Comer.” She isn’t visible from...

Aaron Johnson: Finding your influence

Several years ago, my organization was in search of a key leader. We appointed a search team and commissioned them to find the right...

Brain surgery to Bassmaster victory: Montevallo angler’s remarkable journey

University of Montevallo bass fishing angler Easton Fothergill won the Bassmaster College Bracket competition Monday afternoon and will now compete against the best professional...

Aaron Johnson: The old fashioned way

Every small town had one. In my hometown of Boaz, it was the Dipsy Dip. In Albertville, it was Frank’s Variety store. In Sardis, it...

Jalen Milroe: ‘I can always lean on my Lord and Savior’

After a gritty win to Ole Miss on Saturday, Jalen Milroe shared where he credited the win – and where he received the strength...

Automatic Seafood and Belle Meadow Farm: The relationship between chef and farmer

As the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of Automatic Seafood and Oysters restaurant, Adam Evans is fussy about the quality of the fish he serves, down to...

Tuberville meets with Alabama pastors, talks need for community

Sen. Tommy Tuberville met with Alabama pastors in Washington this week to discuss the future of the country and in particular its youth. "It was...

Church of the Highlands opens Huntsville ‘portable’ location

Church of the Highlands has launched its second location in the Huntsville area. With a campus building is under construction on Whitesburg Drive in South...

Aaron Johnson: Petry dishes & politics

While in college, I took a Psychology course called “Experimental Methods.”  As I recall it was a senior level course and required for my...

3 Alabama bands to add to your fall playlist

With summer coming to an end and the temperatures beginning to drop, Alabamians can start preparing for indoor activities. While you are spending time...

Aaron Johnson: Just five notes

Today Denise and I drove to Kennesaw, Ga., for a band concert. I’m not a big fan of any specific genre of music. The...

Hundreds of students baptized at Auburn’s Red Barn

It was quite a sight Tuesday night at Auburn University's Red Barn when more than 200 students were baptized within two hours of each...

Aaron Johnson: ‘Just a little lagniappe’

Lagniappe is word used often in and around New Orleans. The simple definition is, “something a little extra.” In other words when you get a...

Aaron Johnson: Trash can philosophy

This morning I stopped at a local McDonald’s for breakfast. As usual I take a table near the back of the dining room to have...

Club Duquette: Behind the creative vision of Birmingham’s coolest couple

It’s a bright Saturday morning in late fall, and I wake up to a call from my sister. Checking the clock and rubbing my...

Aaron Johnson: We all walk with a ‘limp’

“Those People.” We all walk with a limp. The limp may be physical. Worse yet, the limp may not be detectable to others. Your limp may be...

Reflections: Where have all the pastors gone?

Many things are different in today’s church. Research shows we took a hit during COVID-19, just as other organizations did. Some who weren’t core...