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09
Dec

Peace on a Snowy Morning

Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!’* Luke 2:14 On this snow-covered morning, it feels very peaceful outside. And as much as I would like for us to soon be […]

01
Dec

Steve’s Slant

Early last October, acting on a tip from John Laney, I drove over to the Asheville Mall after work one day to take advantage of a sale on men’s wear at Belk.  The men’s wear section is on the second floor so I hopped on the escalator and just as I got off I came […]

01
Nov

Steve’s Slant

I’ll confess up front that this is not the newsletter article I was expecting to write, given that it’s now November — Thanksgiving month — and that we’re also now just two weeks away from the culmination of our stewardship campaign in support of next year’s budget.  I thought I might write about things for […]

01
Oct

Steve’s Slant

In just a little over a month Americans of all persuasions, living all across the country, have the opportunity to engage in one of the most important civic actions any citizen can perform: we have the opportunity, and the right, to vote.  In casting our individual ballets we have the astonishing privilege of having a […]

01
Sep

Steve’s Slant

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.  Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point […]

01
Mar

Steve’s Slant

Right now we’re on not one but two journeys together. The first is our Lenten journey, or, in keeping with our theme for the season, the ridiculous journey of following a nobody from nowhere.  We will continue to follow along with Jesus on his own journey toward the destiny that awaits him, as told to […]

01
Feb

Steve’s Slant

As I write this, in just a few hours the president will give his first State of the Union address since taking office last January.  So, per my recent custom, I’m going to follow that example and offer my own thoughts on the state of our union here at Warren Wilson Presbyterian. I have covered […]

17
Dec

Really Good News

Dear friends,   Christmas, it seems to me, is the perfect time to share good news of great joy.  The story that follows is not Gospel-level good news. It certainly doesn’t rival the world-changing announcement that the angels made to the shepherds on that first Christmas night. But I believe it’s still worth sharing.    […]

01
Dec

Steve’s Slant

Earlier this week, the Christian writer and activist John Pavlovitz posted an image on his Twitter feed that made me laugh out loud.  It was a photo of a purple baseball cap.  The inscription on the front of the cap read: Make Advent Great Again.  (So, technically, MAGA.)  I was so taken with this image, […]

01
Nov

Steve’s Slant

You will likely not be surprised to learn that the word “holiday” comes from the Middle English words for “holy” and “day.”  So, on one hand, it is entirely appropriate to say that our holiday season has officially begun here at Warren Wilson Presbyterian, for we have some truly holy days coming up over the […]

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