Delta Bohemian Examines Faith in the Mississippi Delta

Why is faith so important here? Faith is a crucial component in the lives of most Deltans, and to understand the Mississippi Delta it is imperative to be acutely cognizant of the prominence faith in the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible plays informing and guiding individual and collective Deep South identities. The Delta Bohemian’s voice—often […]

Mornings with Tolstoy – Day Eight

Religion and Intellect By WILLIAM PRENTISS “Real religion cannot be opposed to intellect.” — Leo Tolstoy A perennial question plaguing thinkers, believers and thinking believers concerns the relationship of faith, reason and intellect. Does faith in the unseen require blind trust, or can it be predicated on things understood in the natural? Are faith, reason, […]

Hope Becomes Faith – a poem about a miracle

By unnamed Guest Bohemian (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Submission by a long-time local Clarksdale business man who quietly and beautifully puts his thoughts to pen and paper–sometimes in a song, sometimes in a poem. We are blessed that he would share this treasure with the Delta Bohemian®. After reading a poem written by a terminally ill young […]

That’s That Good Clean Livin’ – by Corinne Vance

Young & Free Columnist Corinne Vance Who do you hold responsible for the good and bad things in your life? When something great happens do you say, “Man, I got lucky!” or “It’s about time!” When everything seems to be crumbling around you do you place blame on others or wonder why God could let this […]

Created in God’s Image: Not a Piece of Crap

By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS How often does Pontificus, who surely knows better, refer to someone as being a piece of crap? Too often! Doth he dare speak so ill of one crafted in the image of the Holy? Are we not all created in God’s image? Should one for whom Christ died be maligned by another […]