Rustlings (July 16, 2018)

Rustlings (July 16, 2018)

The charter bus should arrive at 1:00pm today. Twenty-four pilgrims – members and friends of First Baptist Greenville – will climb aboard and head to the airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. After spending necessary time in lines at ticketing, security, food court...
Rustlings (July 9, 2018)

Rustlings (July 9, 2018)

I was standing in the entryway of the chapel of Mission Dolores two weeks ago. The chapel is a small, 120-seat structure, attached to the Basilica of Mission Dolores. Established in June 1776, Mission Dolores is the oldest original intact mission in California and is...
Rustlings (June 25, 2018)

Rustlings (June 25, 2018)

The most prominent window in our Sanctuary is the ‘Come Unto Me’ window. It is larger than the “Heroes of Faith’ windows (which include some A-list heroes: Abraham, Moses and St. Francis, just to name a few). It is larger than our ‘Liturgical Seasons’ windows which...
Rustlings (June 18, 2018)

Rustlings (June 18, 2018)

I’ve been connected to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for over quarter of a century. I was at the inaugural General Assembly in Atlanta and have attended almost every annual assembly since. I watched us grow from a fledgling vision to a vibrant missional...
Rustlings (June 11, 2018)

Rustlings (June 11, 2018)

It is almost time to change the bulletin board again. You know the one – the one just outside the Senior Minister’s office, the one in the hallway that leads to the Rotunda, the one currently adorned with pictures of our graduates, the one that weeks ago held stories...
Rustlings (June 4, 2018)

Rustlings (June 4, 2018)

If you are new to First Baptist, this will need explaining. If you have been around a while, you will be among the first to make a reservation! Each summer, we designate a Sunday as Summer Music Sunday. While we enjoy wonderful, worshipful music every Sunday, on...