Rustlings

Rustlings (May 20, 2019)

I went to Las Vegas in order to attend church. I know that may sound far-fetched to some. I’m certain many assume I only travel to this desert city in order to participate in tournaments. Others make the trip for shows, concerts, sporting events, corporate...

Rustlings (May 13, 2019)

Frederick Buechner – Presbyterian minister, author, poet, theologian – has been apocryphally credited with saying, “Any church that doesn’t have an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting in its basement should be burned down.” I’m writing today to inform you we are no...

Rustlings (May 6, 2019)

You’ve probably noticed. For some, it’s a source of displeasure, and for others, I assume it’s a welcome relief. I do not give much attention to familial holidays – Mothers Day and Fathers Day. These calendared celebrations rarely appear in my sermons or writings....

Rustlings (April 29, 2019)

The days ahead are filled with music. As I shared with you on Sunday, I will be in New York City during the early days of this week. My primary mission is to represent our church at the Tribeca Film Festival during the premiere screening of Gay Chorus, Deep South....

Rustlings (April 22, 2019)

Whether we/I like it or not, I am often the public face of First Baptist Greenville. At times, this makes me the target of anger, hate and the judgment of self-appointed modern-day Pharisees. At other times, however, I find myself receiving accolades rightfully...

Rustlings (April 15, 2019)

There are particular movies that I will watch over and over again. The storyline, character development, overall message, dialogue and sheer entertainment value cause me to stop pushing the remote control button when I glimpse them during channel surfing. I will...