• Meditations on the Psalms – Week 4: Psalm 30 – Thanksgiving

    Several years ago, I had the misfortune of having a strange viral infection in my knee for about three weeks making it very difficult and painful to move or walk. My knee could not bend whatsoever and even sitting still proved to be uncomfortable. After the healing, I looked down...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 3: Psalm 13 – Lament

    Like most people, I like quick fixes. If I am sick, I want to know the fastest avenue to wellness. If there is an issue, I want to quickly find a solution and move on. I don’t think I’m alone in this kind of thinking. It’s logical, right? While these...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 2: Psalm 29 – Hymn

    Welcome to Meditations on the Psalms! If you haven’t done so already, take a look at last week’s blog post that describes what we are doing for the next five weeks. There’s also some practical information about how to best use this time. Our Psalm for this week is Psalm...

  • Meditations on the Psalms – Week 1: Introduction

    Throughout the ages, the Psalms have been the bedrock of Christian worship, both for individuals and the gathered community. The Psalms provide us with a range of emotional responses to God and our environment, as well as teaching us how to pray. Above all else, the Psalms are breathed out...

  • Jeremiah Fund – Sonshine Britton: SOUL 139

    Inspired by God’s words to the exiles in Babylon through the prophet Jeremiah, Church at Charlotte’s Elders established The Jeremiah Fund, which focuses on engaging our congregation to seek the welfare of the city of Charlotte. Grants are distributed through CAC members to local non-profit organizations they actively serve. Grants are awarded for $750...

  • Come As You Are!

    Can you even imagine the possibility if this were true?  Can you grasp the multiplication of blessing? What if we opened our doors and were proactive in seeking out others face to face in genuine community? What if we were free to open our hearts and homes to all that...

  • The Dangerous Prayer

    Have you ever avoided asking a question because you thought you already knew the answer? This past winter when the stomach bug was floating around, my son Elliott started walking slowly down the hall towards the bathroom and I reluctantly asked him the scary question, “Does your tummy hurt, buddy?”...

  • The Liturgy of TSA

    I was afraid. Fear is not something I usually struggle with. I’m a fairly confident person and have never been prone to anxiety or panic. But that afternoon, suddenly, I was afraid. I was about to embark on overseas travel. Not out of the norm for me—I was looking forward...

  • Lent & Beauty: Leslie Poteet Busker, Pt. 2

    Our Art Gallery at the SouthPark campus opened on Easter weekend two years ago. Since that time we have hosted 15 exhibits of work, highlighting pieces by artists in our own congregation, local professional artists of faith, and the work of artists of faith from all over the world in...

  • Lent & Beauty: Leslie Poteet Busker, Pt. 1

    Our Art Gallery at the SouthPark campus opened on Easter weekend two years ago. Since that time we have hosted 15 exhibits of work, highlighting pieces by artists in our own congregation, local professional artists of faith, and the work of artists of faith from all over the world in...