Latest Lindsay Melvin Stories

2008-09-15 21:00:18

By Lindsay Melvin Gospel music, historically, was sung and played to praise God - predominantly a Christian God. But Washington lawmakers say the music that was meant to spread the "Good News" has transcended faith and today is as American as apple pie. The U.S.

2008-08-26 00:00:38

By Lindsay Melvin Long after their bodies were cancer-free and their treatments and surgeries behind them, patients would still call Dr. Edwin Wesley Cocke Jr. to thank him for their health.

2008-08-17 18:00:18

By Lindsay Melvin After agreeing to open their 5,000-seat sanctuary to memorialize music legend Isaac Hayes, clergy at Hope Presbyterian Church were bombarded Thursday with scathing e-mails and phone calls.

2008-06-30 21:02:21

By Lindsay Melvin Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have condemned sexual predators and are urging churches to flush out molesters using federal background checks. But a simple search on the convention's Web site shows they have yet to purge their own house of predators.

Word of the Day
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.