Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, April 27

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, April 27

The Christian faith is a religion that, on the face of it, seems to be quite paradoxical. We believe that to live we must die and that true leaders are actually servants. We serve the God of all comfort and yet find him most intimately in suffering. We find in scripture that we must be […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, March 16

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, March 16

 I had a very active imagination as a child and because of this spent hours upon hours playing with plastic Army men.  I had a seemingly endless number of figures and, not content with the isolated one-off battle, set up full campaigns spread out across my home in the country. These campaigns would even consist […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, February 16

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, February 16

 Not to be outdone by the spectacles of previous awards shows, the 2014 Grammys made its mark on the pop-culture landscape by making the pinnacle of the show the mass marriage of 33 couples whose demographics were composed of both heterosexual and homosexual couples. Macklemore accompanied the ceremony with his song Same Love, which is […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, November 17

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, November 17

I have a hard time sleeping on airplanes.  This was always problematic when I lived in Romania and would fly home to see my family in Mississippi. The trip from Bucharest to London to Dallas to Jackson and the drive home always equalled up to about a 24-hour day in airplanes and airport.  This meant […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, October 20

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, October 20

In a few minutes, my wife and I will drive to Chapel Hill so that we can participate in the ordination service of Simon Stokes, the new RUF minister at UNC-Chapel Hill.  We got to know Simon and his wife, Katie, while he was undergoing his licensure and ordination exams. For Simon, tonight is the […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 15

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 15

One of the great developments of the acting world within the past century was the emergence of a set of training techniques referred to as “method acting.”  The goal of these techniques is to focus an actor on the psychological and emotional identity of his or her character, producing a genuine, lifelike performance. It is […]