1. Across the state

    September 24th, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    By Rich Peck

    I recently completed my sixth week-long Bike Ride Across Tennessee. It should be called "around" instead of "across" since we begin and end in the same state park. We camp in state and city parks along the way. This year the total mileage (328) was lower, but the hills were higher. I was nervous as I usually go with friend... read more

  2. Five clich├ęd expressions that we should jettison

    August 27th, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    By Rich Peck

    It’s tough when you don’t know what to say. That’s usually the time your mind flails about and latches onto a familiar phrase that you hope will be helpful.Here are some catch phrases you might be tempted to use, but when taken to their logical conclusions are actually contrary to the spirit of Christ.&ldq... read more

  3. Daniel Shorr

    July 27th, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    By Rich Peck

    Daniel Shorr, 93, a walking history book for National Public Radio, died July 23. I had the pleasure of having dinner with him the night before Dr. Tom Troeger was installed as the first occupant of the Peck Chair of Communications at Iliff School of Theology. He could not only recall the day they began building the Berlin... read more

  4. Publishing giant dies

    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    By Rich Peck

    John Procter, 91, former president and publisher of the United Methodist Publishing House, died April 15 in Nashville.After noting that two daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandson survive him, the obituary noted that the former World War II Army Air Force captain “was employed by the United Methodist Pub... read more | 1 comment

  5. Insufficient coverage of religious news

    March 17th, 2010 at 7:22 AM

    By Rich Peck

    According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center 41% of Americans say there is not enough coverage of religious and spiritual issues. Women (44%) are more likely than men (37%) to seek more coverage of this area; young adults ages 18-29 (49%) are more likely than those over age 50 (35%) to say this; and bloggers (50%... read more | 1 comment