Notes from Home – April 10, 2020

Dear friends, I’ve been teaching a meditation class during Lent. This past Friday, we had our last class together. During our check-in, one of my students said that she has been encouraged and heartened by the level of forbearance, forgiveness, and grace that is being shown among coworkers in her place of business. These are … [Read more…]

Notes from Home – April 3, 2020

Dear friends, Sunday is the start of Holy Week, which begins with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ends with his betrayal, arrest, and death. No other week in the church year carries us through a more bewildering array of emotions: the joy of Jesus’ public embrace of his Messianic calling, the suspense of the … [Read more…]

Notes from Home – March 27, 2020

Dear friends, As more and more of us begin to live under shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders being issued by counties and municipalities, I pray that each of you remains safe and well. “Safe and well” is a phrase I find myself using multiple times each day: when I speak on the phone to my family, … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – September 5 2017

Blessings from Butner PC September 5, 2017 “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:20b) Pastor’s Corner The people of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding area are just beginning the long road to recovery and the threat of a new, even more powerful hurricane … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – August 29 2017

Blessings from Butner PC August 29, 2017 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28) Pastor’s Corner The pictures from Houston, Texas, and the surrounding area of the devastation following Hurricane Harvey are heart wrenching. The total … [Read more…]

Pasto’r Corner – August 22 2017

Blessings from Butner PC August 22, 2017 “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – August 15 2017

Blessings from Butner PC August 15, 2017 “Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” (Psalm 28:6-7a) Pastor’s Corner By now, you may have heard that I am leaving the Butner church. There … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – August 9 2017

Blessings from Butner PC August 9, 2017 “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7) Pastor’s Corner First, let me say how much I … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – August 1 2017

Blessings from Butner PC August 1, 2017 “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12) Pastor’s Corner On my way to work today, I drove by one of those orange cones on the side of the road. I … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Corner – July 25 2017

Blessings from Butner PC July 25, 2017 “Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.” (Ps 112:5) Pastor’s Corner Even if you are not a fan of comic books, you have probably heard of Stan Lee. Stan is the face of Marvel Comics, having co-created legendary … [Read more…]