Posts from July 2019

Posts from July 2019

Why Religion?

In Christian Century magazine there was a review of Elaine Pagels’ book, “Why Religion?”  It is a great book title, but more importantly it is a question each of us in the church, each of us who identify ourselves as Christians, should ask. Why religion . . . In a time when we hear over and over again the phrase “I am spiritual but not religious,” those of us who ARE…

Undercurrents

I was out boating with friends a few weeks ago, and we rode by the breach inlet between IOP and Sullivan’s Island. Every time I go by there, I think of the dangerous undercurrents, even when the water “appears” to be calm. Those undercurrents remind me of our church this summer.  One may ride by Palmetto and think things are “calm”—but man, the undercurrent is moving…

Are WE Good Samaritans?

This Sunday the sermon is the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). A man helps someone in need from a different culture. Often when this story is told the question asked is “Who is my neighbor?”  We are now in the midst of our SOS mission for July (Sunday of Socks), collecting books and socks for Hands of Christ. We will be hosting this mission…

“It will knock your socks off!”

In the summer I like to wear driving shoes and no socks. It shocked one little girl at church when she saw the preacher didn’t have his socks on! It is my choice not to wear socks sometimes, but sadly there are children in our greater Charleston community who don’t have a choice—they don’t have any  socks . . . or new pants . . . or shirts or shoes to wear…