Rustlings

Rustlings (June 19, 2017)

In April of 1867, sixty-five members of First Baptist Church requested they be given ‘letters of dismission’ from the church so they might constitute a new congregation in Greenville. There was no anger in the request. Rather, their stated reason for separation was in...

Rustlings (June 12, 2017)

I’ve run enough marathons to know… the middle miles are always the hardest. In a 26.2 mile race, the first six miles are always exciting. Adrenalin is flowing, muscles are awakening and the excitement of the crowd is compelling. When there are only six miles remaining...

Rustlings (June 5, 2017)

As a high school student, I worked at Martin Twin Cinema in Madisonville, Kentucky. I began in the concession stand, worked my way up to ticket sales and finally was able to settle in the projection booth. I rarely go to the movies these days. The lack of time and the...

Rustlings (May 30, 2017)

I’m not sure when it passed the tipping point. It had taken hold by the time I was a child. Today, it is a full-blown holy epidemic! What, you ask? The church calendar is too busy. The longest and most sacred of the Ten Commandments is the instruction to keep Sabbath...

Rustlings (May 15, 2017)

She made it past the sifting of resumes. When our church’s upcoming vacancy in the finance office was announced, numerous vitae and resumes made their way to the church office. The appointed search committee set criteria, surveyed the applicants and chose those they...

Rustlings (May , 2017)

YESTERDAY… was prep day. In the minds of most folk, the prep is worse than the procedure itself. While every physician tailors the preparatory regimen to their own specifications, none of the systems are unbearable. The preparation may be as simple as ‘one powerful...