Author archives: Steve Lindsley

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    Steve Lindsley (Matthew 15: 21-28; Genesis 45: 1-15) George Wirth, former head of staff of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta and a mentor of mine during seminary, once shared with me the story behind one of his favorite “pastor sayings.” It was a Friday afternoon, he told me, and he was on th... [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (Luke 7: 36-50) For the past two weeks, we’ve taken a look at this little story in the 7th chapter of Luke from a couple of different viewpoints – because, as we’ve been fond of saying, there are at least two sides to every story, and oftentimes more. The first week we looked thro... [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (Luke 7:36-50) It was brought to light last week that there are two sides, or more, to every story. Last week, we heard from Simon the Pharisee, and what happened on the day that Jesus came to have dinner at his house; a strange woman interrupting his lavish meal and setting in mo... [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (Luke 7: 36-50) As the saying goes, There are two sides to every story. Except when there are more than two. And one of the things that I find so intriguing and captivating about scriptures like the one we’re looking at today is that they beg to be told from more than one perspect... [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (John 8: 21-33) As long as I live, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forget the sound of those helicopters. It was the summer of 1989, and I was with a group of Wake Forest students, touring Japan and China. Today was our last day in China. Earlier that day we toured the Great... [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (Psalm 78: 1-4; Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52) It is June – the end of June, to be exact, which means that we are wrapping up yet another wedding season. I’ve learned over the years: May and June, September and October – that’s the prime wedding season. Sure, there are a few outliers h... [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (Psalm 8; Colossians 1:15-20; John 16: 12-15) Today is Trinity Sunday. Perhaps it’s a bit juvenile, but I just think it’s kind of cool when a Trinity church gets to celebrate Trinity Sunday! Like it’s our moment to shine! After sixteen combined years of pastoring in First churches... [read more]
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    If our second scripture today is anything, my friends, it is awkward. That’s the [read more]
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    Steve Lindsley (Ezekiel 1: 1, 4-5, 12-21; Luke 5: 1-11) It has all the components of your typical sanctuary.  It stretches 47 feet into the air; a steeple reaching for the heavens, Gothic arches as you walk in the front door. Inside there is pew space for roughly 60 worshippers. Up front there... [read more]
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    If you saw the movie Gravity this past year, you’ll certainly remember the way it opened. The words, fading in and out at the bottom left corner of a black screen: At 372 miles above Earth the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Fahrenheit. There is nothing to carry sound. No ... [read more]