Window Gazing January 2018 by Alan Sherouse

Window Gazing January 2018 by Alan Sherouse

For all the anticipation, preparation and waiting, Christmas seems to end quickly. The days after Christmas can feel like an abrupt shift. We know that the Christmas season lasts for 12 days leading up to Epiphany on January 6, but liturgical technicalities aside, on...

From Them to Us

This article from Pastor Alan Sherouse originally appeared in the July issue of our Connections newsletter, available here. Our church sign on W. Friendly Avenue displays the message “All Are Welcome” to those who pass. In the last couple months, we’ve come to...

Straightening Dr. Lolley

(A version of the article below appeared in this month’s Connections Newsletter, available here) Every other day or so I have to straighten out Randall Lolley. In May, on First Baptist’s “Heritage Sunday,” we relocated and re-opened our...

The Bushes Are Dead

This article appears in our April issue of Connections, available here. For nearly 40 days, we have shared in the season of Lent – the season that precedes Easter and calls us to prayer, contemplation, and preparation for the death and resurrection of Christ. Our Lent...

A Day in the Life

“It helps now and then to take the long view” (Prayer of Archbishop Oscar Romero) This past Monday began like most: taking a view of the day before. As I reflected on another Sunday in the life of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, my mind began to race and spirits...

Marked – Meditation for Ash Wednesday

“Marked” By Alan Sherouse I recently had the slightest brush with my mortality. At age 35, I haven’t had many bleak reminders, but they inevitably come. Recently one came in the form of a small spot on my chest – nothing new for someone who grew up in the...