Rustlings (September 16, 2019)

Rustlings (September 16, 2019)

Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who believed ‘change’ was the fundamental essence of the universe. He is credited with writing the famous lines: “The only thing that is constant in life is change,” and “No one steps in the same river twice.”...
Rustlings (September 9, 2019)

Rustlings (September 9, 2019)

In the words of the iconic Toyota advertisement, “You asked for it; you got it!” Our MidWeek Fellowship and other Wednesdays at First programming are well underway. I solicited your help in choosing 3:16s from the Bible (Chapter 3, verse 16 of the biblical books…but...
Rustlings (September 3, 2019)

Rustlings (September 3, 2019)

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival Summerfest was sold out last weekend. I was humbled and honored to be the featured speaker at this event introducing the documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles. As a Jewish Baptist minister, I was warmly welcomed by all who...
Rustlings (August 26, 2019)

Rustlings (August 26, 2019)

September has almost arrived. The month means many things to many people. This is the month of Labor Day. This national holiday affirms the contributions of our nation’s labor force in creating the society in which we live. We typically receive a ‘day off’ to...
Rustlings (August 19, 2019)

Rustlings (August 19, 2019)

I walked into my first meeting over a decade ago. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I attended three times a week—two different locations. It wasn’t until the third week that I could utter a word. Even then, the words were mixed with tears. It took a while to...
Rustlings (August 12, 2019)

Rustlings (August 12, 2019)

Minsters have a variety of responsibilities. Within the church, we are preachers, priests, administrators, counselors, teachers and more. We also have a role in the community and world. A part of my work in the world is the time I commit to serving on non-profit...