Glimpses Across Liminal Thresholds

This is a prayer for our church as it experiences exciting interim times, exploring, nurturing, imagining, and sharing, through the Pastor Search Committee’s stimulating listening sessions, surveys, and focus on God’s will for our beloved church.  In that sense we are...

Wonderful Words of Life from Mike

Prelude  As some of you know, Nancy Brown presented a tribute to Mike Clingenpeel at a dinner prepared by the Connectors to honor Dr. Clingenpeel.  It was held in the church courtyard on the evening of October 13, 2015. It was so well received by those present, that...

If Ye Love Me

“If Ye Love Me” by Thomas Tallis Recording by River Road Camerata and members of the Chancel Choir Robert Gallagher, Minister of Music Recorded on Sunday, September 27, 2015   The River Road Camerata, comprised of young singers who are willing to...

A Second and Silent Sermon

One Sunday, when my late wife, Kate, and I were taking my aging parents to their First Baptist Church, I was waiting in the busy hallway outside of the restrooms for my mother and Kate. After the worship service there were dozens of people rushing through the hallway...