Rustlings (March 30, 2020)

Rustlings (March 30, 2020)

This year’s Holy Week will be like no other. We are accustomed to gathering in our Sanctuary to wave palms on Palm Sunday, gathering in the upper room (the Parlor) to remember the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, gathering in the Carpenter Chapel to venerate the cross...
Rustlings (March 23, 2020)

Rustlings (March 23, 2020)

How long, O Lord? It is a question asked by the psalmist (Psalm 13), the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6) and the prophet Habakkuk (Habakkuk 1). It is a question being asked by many of you as well…so I thought I would share a few answers… How long, O Lord…is the minister’s...
Rustlings (March 16, 2020)

Rustlings (March 16, 2020)

What we do on Sunday mornings is important. The influence of worship and prayer in our lives and in the world should not be minimized. Prayer is our subversive work in the world. Worship is, all at once, an affirmation of our allegiance to God and a rebellion against...
Rustlings (March 9, 2020)

Rustlings (March 9, 2020)

It was Spring Break 1980. Four college freshmen piled into a 1972 Chevy Vega, left Central Kentucky and headed to Pensacola, Florida. An ice chest took up two-thirds of the teeny-tiny trunk. It was filled with enough bologna, hot dogs, soft drinks, mustard and...
Rustlings (March 2, 2020)

Rustlings (March 2, 2020)

There is always something to do in Greenville. This is one of the reasons I—and so many others—love this city. Pressed into the parameters of this great city and county are countless opportunities to enjoy the arts, sports, intellectual pursuits, dining and the great...
Rustlings (February 24, 2020)

Rustlings (February 24, 2020)

I knew it. I had felt it. I had an intrinsic understanding of the concept. A colleague of mine put this reality into words, and it has stuck with me for a decade. She said, “It’s always two things.” It’s always two things. Life is never black and white. There is never...

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