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Confessions of a Large Trail Runner

With the coming of 2018 its time to review the races of 2017. It was a great year and I made the transition from trailrunner to occasional road racer.  I’m not a competitive runner so all races are either: to support a cause, the race has a great setting, I like the drama of the race, or the races are good training for longer events. Trailrunning is my running passion and I usually run in the Lucius Birch Natural Area of Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee.  (shelbyfarmspark.org) I’ll do more on Shelby Farms Running in a future post along with some cool video and some stories of…

Beaman’s Commentary published through Dr. Spradlin’s efforts

Mid-America publishes Beaman’s Commentary on the Gospel of John The discovery of a commentary written (but never published) by Dr. Roy O. Beaman, longtime seminary professor and New Testament scholar, brings his unique biblical insights to light. Roy Beaman combined the talents of a linguist, a New Testament scholar, and a biblical archaeologist. He was one of the original four faculty members of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. His commentary on the Gospel of John was developed for almost four decades and taught repeatedly in churches and in seminary classrooms. Though the manuscript was never published, printed copies were distributed through the years. Beaman’s Commentary on the Gospel of…

NEW book release! Sons of the 43rd

New! Book by Dr. Mike Spradlin traces WW II story of Gray Allison and Delmar Dotson—A story of bravery, strength, and grit Sons of the 43rd tells the story of two men who left their small-town America to travel around the world and fight an enemy they had never met. One man survived World War II, and the other disappeared, his fate unknown until a chance discovery 50 years later. Delmar Dotson of Pound, Virginia, lost his father and grew up in an orphanage. The disappearance of his plane in the jungles of New Guinea has haunted his family for decades. Gray Allison (circled in photo) of Ida,…

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