Rustlings (November 23, 2020)

Rustlings (November 23, 2020)

Green and red are the primary colors of the Christmas season. Burl Ives might have disagreed—arguing silver and gold. For today’s literary purposes, however, I’m going to land on green and red. This Sunday, November 29, is the First Sunday of Advent. It is also the...
Rustlings (November 16, 2020)

Rustlings (November 16, 2020)

Perspective makes all the difference in the world. I’ve played bass guitar for three years now. It all started when Kyle Matthews asked me to learn ‘one song’ on bass to accompany Rolyn Rollins during a MidWeek Fellowship service at church. Since that night, I’ve...
Rustlings (November 9, 2020)

Rustlings (November 9, 2020)

I am certainly no expert in world history. My knowledge of ancient history is particularly connected and essentially limited to my acquaintance with biblical literature. I have never been a history buff. I like history buffs. I’ve just never been one, so I usually...
Rustlings (November 2, 2020)

Rustlings (November 2, 2020)

Rest in peace. Like many of you, I was moved by the All Saints Day service this past Sunday. As was stated during the service, our ability to grieve together and celebrate together has certainly been limited this year. Seeing the pictures of our saints during the...
Rustlings (October 26, 2020)

Rustlings (October 26, 2020)

From the beginning of this pandemic, I’ve known the arts would both suffer and sustain us. It is always that way with art. Artists struggle. In their struggle, they dream, create and share the nourishment of spiritual survival. When people ask what I’ve missed most...
Rustlings (October 19, 2020)

Rustlings (October 19, 2020)

I rarely repeat sermons. I have ‘conference/retreat’ sessions that I’ve repeated numerous times, but rarely do complete sermons garner a second chance in the pulpit. Having said that, I often find myself repeating stories told in sermons, poems recited in sermons,...

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