Rustlings

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)

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)

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...

Rustlings (May 29, 2018)

This past Thursday evening, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Riley Institute of Furman University in partnership with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce held their Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Banquet. This annual event celebrates individuals and...

Rustlings (May 21, 2018)

Isolation and insulation are common practices among many churches today. In an effort to protect their understanding of faith, congregations huddle and posture themselves in white-steepled, red-bricked buildings against the world outside. Sermons and songs validate a...

Rustlings (May 14, 2018)

‘It was a holy mess!’ I’m just guessing these words were spoken by several of the persons who attended the Pentecost service recorded in Acts 2. On the trip home or around the supper table that evening, I have no doubt someone said of the service, “It was a holy...