Joni Eareckson Tada Speaks At Bryan College April 21-22

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada, international spokesperson for the disabled, will speak at Bryan College Sunday and Monday, April 21 and 22, addressing the topic “Disabilities and the Bible.” 

Her presentation on Sunday will be to college class, Suffering, Disabilities and the Bible, being offered this semester in conjunction with Joni and Friends, an organization Mrs. Tada founded to advance disability ministry in the church and community.

Ben Norquist, director of faith and mission, said Mrs. Tada was invited to speak to provide a different perspective to the Bryan community. “Disability is a topic that is really hard to talk about,” he said. “Many times Christians feel awkward dealing with this subject. We want to connect the idea of knowing about disabilities and dealing with the issue in a way that honors our mission of being servants of Christ who make a difference.” 

Mrs. Tada’s chapel presentation on Monday at 10 a.m. is open to the public without charge.

That talk will be followed by a luncheon for area pastors, when she will continue her discussion of disabilities and the church. Pastors interested in attending may register here or may call 775-7561.


Lee To Welcome Thousands To Campus For Teen Talent

Lee University will host the 2017 Church of God Teen Talent, an international competition which aims to help young people ages 13-19 discover their talents, develop that talent, and dedicate it to better serve the Lord, on July 31-Aug. 4.  Over 5,000 individuals will compete in 43 categories over the course of five days, featuring competition in music, art, drama, multimedia, ... (click for more)

Upcoming TN Reconnect Information Sessions Offered On ChattState Main Campus

When Governor Bill Haslam signed The Tennessee Reconnect Act, it eliminated barriers experienced by adults who want to attend college, but are unable to due to financial constraints. This Act establishes a last-dollar scholarship for adults to attend a community college tuition-free. With this extension of the Drive to 55, which comes at no additional cost to taxpayers, every ... (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com; Like Us On Facebook, Twitter For Instant News

We send out headlines each day of the latest Chattanooga news. Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there is a highly significant local news story breaking so you will be aware of it quickly. To be added to the email headline list, just email us at news@chattanoogan.com In addition, like us on Facebook ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Jake

Two weeks ago four of us piled in a car to go down to Canton, Ga., so we could tell Jake Butcher goodbye. Bob McKamey, former mayor Ron Littlefield, a dazzling guy named Steve Wilson, and myself. This would be the last time any of us would see Jake. It was a spectacular day and anyone who doesn’t believe in such goodbyes is missing out on the greatest moment in their life. It is ... (click for more)