Reclaiming the Public Square

By Steven Norris       “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places” (Wendell Berry). Perhaps more than any other, the public square has been desecrated by violent and destructive words and acts over the past year.         The...

Reclaiming the Sacred at Home

By Steven Norris       “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” Wendell Berry’s words frame my own thinking this Lent. As I reflect on my own circumstances, I want to encourage us all to think about how we might reclaim...

Lent at FBC

40 days. A sojourn in the desert. Testing. Trial. Reflection. Repentance. What does Lent mean to you? Resources for Reflection Schedule of Activities February 17: Ash Wednesday Drive-Thru Service February 18: Lenten Virtual Book Study begins February 24: Lenten...
Reclaim the Sacred

Reclaim the Sacred

By Steven Norris Wendell Berry is the kind of Baptist I want to be when I grow up. A Kentucky farmer, the 86 year old novelist, poet, essayist, and environmentalist faithfully advocates for a deep connection to our land and for a corresponding spirituality of...

Saved by Beauty

Saved by Beauty By Steven Norris I think that I could have stood before the van Gogh original all day. Was it the swirl of colors across the canvas? Was it the way the artist captured the light playing on the subject? In the beauty of oil on canvas, I was pretty sure...

Peace: A Holy Calling

By Steven Norris “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be shot at by both sides.” That would have been my recommendation — that is, if Jesus has asked me for advice on the Beatitudes. If you’ve ever read the opening verses of Jesus’...

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