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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I Believe

On Sunday, May 21st, we will celebrate the 63rd birthday of Providence Baptist Church. This Anniversary Sunday will be my first one with you, and I am looking forward to it. Grateful people remember their shared history, as well as the...

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Better Together

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3   A congregation that can worship together should worship together.  Since 1966, Providence has regularly held two Sunday worship services, a practice that began...

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Listening for a Change

O Master, let me not seek as much ... to be understood as to understand.From the “Prayer of St. Francis”   Just about everyone these days agrees that our collective ability to talk constructively and civilly with one another...

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Love Always

Frederick Buechner, esteemed writer, poet, and theologian said that “If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see...

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