Out of Our Abundance

By now, most of us, I imagine, have fairly settled into 2017. Before we get much further on into this new year, though, it might be helpful – or, at least, instructive – to take one last look back at an important measure of our...

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Orderly Worship

A few weeks ago, we began our third session on “The Dangerous Act of Worship.” These sessions have allowed us to discuss worship in a way that is both educational and challenging. I hope this article will also educate and challenge, and perhaps...

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Let Us Sing

I recently began reading “Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family.” The book chronicles the life of Ryan Green, winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. At one very low point in Ryan’s life, while locked up...

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The Long Haul Commitment

So, a new year has begun. It’s about time. I suspect that, by 11:59pm on December 31st, most of us were glad to see the back of 2016. It was a tough year, in a lot of ways, especially here in Charlotte. I arrived here just in time for the tragic...

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‘Tis the Season!

The Christmas season is almost upon us. As we begin to prepare our hearts and our homes for this beautiful season of the year, allow me to offer a few suggestions for celebrating the birth of Christ with preschoolers. The Gifts of the Wise Men...

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Advent Hope

Amazingly, it is Advent already. One of the many traditions we benefit from at Providence is our use of the Advent Wreath. The first of five candles we light in this lovely symbol of our faith is called the Prophet’s Candle, or the Candle of...

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