Monthly Archives: July 2018

Church Penalties

In a sermon, I once suggested that harsh “rulemaking” does not maturity make, either religiously or psychologically.  Nowhere do we see this more than in rigid religion in a person.  All or nothing thinking—and in this regard, dogmatic atheism and fundamentalism look very similar in spirit–makes the building of community with others quite difficult. It requires a spirit of “it’s this and nothing else” in life. This is not to say that there are no absolute truths–merely that to trust that such things are true is not exactly identical with my absolute knowledge of them.

My friend D.r. Travis Collins is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Alabama. His hobby, remarkably, is being a referee for high school football. When I heard him speak on this, I thought, “What a nice idea for churches.” Here are some possible penalties. Read the rest of this entry

Shades Mountain Air in Anniston this Sunday Evening 5 pm

This Sunday, July 29, I’ll be performing with Shades Mountain Air at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Anniston, Alabama at 5 pm.  The concert is open to the public and all are welcome to attend!  It is located at 1320 Golden Springs Rd, Anniston, AL 36207.  I’m looking forward to being there with Rob Angus, our new banjo player, Don Wendorf, and Brent Warren, who plays with us often.  These are all topnotch musicians and we look forward to a great time with the good people of St. Mark’s and the surrounding area.  If you’re close to there, come out and join us!

Don Wendorf

xGary Furr

Brent Warren

Rob Angus