Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 25

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 25

  I was raised in rural Mississippi, where there was very little discussion of emotions.  My ability to discuss feelings probably sounded similar to me speaking in my Spanish 101 class: “I feel _____ (sad, happy, mad, I don’t know).”  Though I’ve grown somewhat in this area, I still hit a wall when processing my […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 18

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 18

In Oscar Wilde’s, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” the book’s protagonist, at one point, shouts at a friend, “A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 11

My wife and I moved to Charlotte three weeks ago from Chapel Hill, where we were wed in late April. What better way to ease into marriage than to quit our jobs, completely uproot ourselves, and start graduate school? Needless to say, it was certainly providential that our second Sunday at Uptown corresponded with the beginning […]