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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 […]

03
Oct

About Las Vegas

Dear friends,   Yesterday we woke up to the news that yet another mass shooting had occurred overnight, this one in Las Vegas, and the worst one yet–the loss of life and the number wounded staggeringly high.    It’s hard to know what to say in response to such a grotesque, large-scale act of violence, […]

06
Sep

Steve’s Slant

As part of our observance of the Labor Day weekend, and as we have done now for several years, we gathered for worship this past Sunday in the Morris Pavilion on campus.  It was a particularly lovely day, with a hint of fall in the cool air and I was reminded again of how special […]

29
Aug

A Very Special Day

Dear friends, This past Sunday was a very special day here at Warren Wilson Presbyterian.  If you were not able to be here, this was the Sunday we welcomed the new students to campus, and to our church–always one of our favorite Sundays of the year.  But this year we enjoyed an added bonus: we […]

28
Aug

Responding to Houston

Dear friends, The tragedy unfolding in Houston (and southeast Texas more generally) is weighing heavily on our hearts.  I’m sure that many of you are already wondering how best to respond.   Right now the most immediate need is for relief support and assistance for the millions of people displaced from their homes.  This support […]

19
Aug

Prayer Vigil for Peace

Dear friends, In light of recent events in Charlottesville and, now, Barcelona, the Black Mountain/Swannanoa Ministerial Association will host a prayer vigil for peace this Sunday (August 20) in the town park in Black Mountain.     The ecumenical vigil will start at 12:30.  All people of faith and conscience are welcome to attend.   As many of […]

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