Rustlings

Rustlings (April 22, 2019)

Whether we/I like it or not, I am often the public face of First Baptist Greenville. At times, this makes me the target of anger, hate and the judgment of self-appointed modern-day Pharisees. At other times, however, I find myself receiving accolades rightfully...

Rustlings (April 15, 2019)

There are particular movies that I will watch over and over again. The storyline, character development, overall message, dialogue and sheer entertainment value cause me to stop pushing the remote control button when I glimpse them during channel surfing. I will...

Rustlings (April 8, 2019)

Holy Week... Historically and traditionally, it is a mystical mix of public and private moments of faith. It’s as public as a Palm Sunday processional into Jerusalem and a crucifixion at the crowded crossroad of town. It’s as private as a last supper with friends,...

Rustlings (April 1, 2019)

There are a few things in this life we just ‘can’t get enough of.’ Years ago, Lays potato chips released an incredibly successful advertising campaign on the idea – you can’t eat just one. They were right. It’s hard to eat just one potato chip. There is something...

Rustlings (March 25, 2019)

One month ago, I had a left-side, open, inguinal hernia repair. While much of life returned to normal fairly quickly, some of life was put on hold. It took only hours for me to re-engage the television, the internet, and my books. It took a few days to feel...

Rustlings (March 18, 2019)

I spent this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Like most cities, this ‘city of brotherly love’ cannot be boiled down to any one particular identity. She holds national treasures like Independence Hall (site of the 2nd Continental Congress and signing of the...