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The Call

Vol. 19, Number 12

updated: June 24, 2019

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Vandals set fire to church while drum group is away

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2019) -- The Rev. Elston McLain knew his phone was buzzing but he couldn’t answer. He was on stage in front of the Holston Annual Conference, leading his 20 musicians in playing the African drums. The audience of 1,800 in Stuart Auditorium loved it. They applauded and clapped along as McLain and his group of mostly children rhythmically pounded away. Their music was a high healing moment in a particularly contentious four-day faith gathering. As soon as McLain stepped off the stage and sat down, he learned why his phone was ringing. One of his church ... Read more

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Here are some of the links and stories in the June 27, 2019, email edition of The Call: > Vandals set fire to Knox church while drum group is away> ... Read more