Holly Meyer, The Tennessean

Holly Meyer

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Holly:

Family, friendship and mahjong: When a game is more than a game

A Sept. 22 ticketed event will feature Gregg Swain, a nationally known mahjong teacher and author, who will speak about the game's history and artistry. → Read More

Tennessee Catholic school removes Harry Potter books due to 'curses and spells'

"These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception." → Read More

Harry Potter books removed from St. Edward Catholic School due to 'curses and spells'

"Each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school." → Read More

Episcopalians long invested in former death row inmate 'grateful for the life spared'

Instead of being put to death on April 16, Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman, 68, will spend the rest of his life in prison. → Read More

'It's extremely stressful': As India cracks down on Kashmir, a Brentwood couple waits for word from family

After 24 days of silence and worry, Dr. Shazia Fazili finally found out her mother and brother in Kashmir are safe. → Read More

Russell Moore: Southern Baptist churches must prevent sexual abuse, care for victims

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore delivered a 40-minute sermon Sunday on sexual abuse in the church. It is part of the Caring Well Challenge. → Read More

Death row visitor upset prison visitation canceled ahead of Stephen Michael West's execution

Those who visit death row were disappointed Monday's visitation was canceled ahead of Stephen Michael West's execution. → Read More

Cyntoia Brown marries Christian hip hop artist J. Long

Cyntoia Brown's publicist, Wes Yoder, confirmed that Long was Brown's new husband and the photos are of the couple. → Read More

Cyntoia Brown marries in prison. Here's what weddings are like behind bars in Tennessee

Cyntoia Brown's publisher shared that she was married in prison before her recent release. → Read More

NWS: Nashville under flash flood warning due to Sunday afternoon storms

The flash flood warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. → Read More

Scratch that. Original Cracker Barrel store will no longer be restored on the Wilson County fairgrounds

Cracker Barrel announced it was too expensive and the building too deteriorated to successfully restore its original restaurant. → Read More

'This neighborhood stands together': ICE came to this Nashville community, and left empty-handed

As a Nashville man sat in a van Monday, refusing to submit to arrest by ICE, his neighbors rallied to his defense. → Read More

Gospel sing-along in Tennessee faces Confederate controversy after photos surface online

Bible lesson author said he is upset images of a man carrying a Confederate flag in a recent parade were posted in the Diana Singing Facebook group. → Read More

The Tennessean wins 11 first place Tennessee Press Association awards

In total, The Tennessean won awards in 21 categories. → Read More

Colorado pastor Ben Mandrell named new president of Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources

LifeWay's board of trustees picked Ben Mandrell to lead the 128-year-old publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. → Read More

Nashville council candidate Zulfat Suara facing online attacks for her religious beliefs

Comments on Nashville candidate's campaign Facebook page and other social media posts disparage Muslims and warn against electing Zulfat Suara due to her faith. → Read More

Tennessee United Methodists apologize for harm done to LGBT members

Voting delegates at the Tennessee Annual Conference passed a resolution Friday expressing remorse to those hurt by the global church's February decision. → Read More

Southern Baptist Convention: 3 ways churches will tackle sexual abuse after the annual meeting

The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting may be over, but addressing sexual abuse in the church is not. → Read More

People cite this Bible verse when pressing Southern Baptists to address sexual abuse

Thousands of representatives from Southern Baptist churches are gathering at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex for their annual meeting. → Read More

Southern Baptists approve changes aimed at expelling churches that don't address sexual abuse

The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, held its annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. → Read More