Rustlings (June 17, 2019)

Rustlings (June 17, 2019)

I picked up an electric bass guitar two years ago. It was the first time I’d ever plugged or plucked the instrument. I was quite familiar with its sound and look but had never touched one. My father played the bass guitar professionally. Nothing in me wanted to sit...
Rustlings (June 9, 2019)

Rustlings (June 9, 2019)

Ministry often intensifies in the summer months. With children, youth and college students free of classes and parents ready to expend banked vacation days, the opportunities for service exponentially increase from June through August. This year, our children will be...
Rustlings (June 3, 2019)

Rustlings (June 3, 2019)

I still have not seen the final episode of Game of Thrones. After watching…enduring…suffering through… (are there any other terms in the thesaurus) every episode of every season, I still have not seen the final episode. Miraculously enough, I’ve neither heard nor read...
Rustlings (May 28, 2019)

Rustlings (May 28, 2019)

A healthy faith evolves; it changes, shifts, grows and expands. I am amazed at how often I see people assert the opposite. They believe one must hold the same facets of faith embraced in the earliest days of profession or they’ve somehow deviated from the faithful...
Rustlings (May 20, 2019)

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)

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...