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The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle is senior pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC.

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The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC

The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle is pastor and head of staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC., where he has served since 2008.

Chris received his undergraduate education at Davidson College in North Carolina, and earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. 


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The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle

"Lord Jesus, Give Us a Sticker!"

Luke 17:5-10

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 06, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle (PCUSA)

 

Earlier this spring I finished a fantastic and depressing book by psychologist Jean Twenge called "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans are more Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable than Ever Before."  Twenge investigates the assumptions that many of us have about us--it's my generation, too--taking data from personality inventories given across the last 60 years.  Any of us who recruit volunteers or run teams sense things are changing--the way this generation relates--or doesn't relate--to institutions, their lessening sense of commitment, their anxiety and perpetual frantic busyness.  We are harried and confused and feel so out of control.  In her introduction, she writes:

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The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle

Blindness and a Vision of Community

Luke 16:19-31

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 29, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle (PCUSA)

 

Somehow, interestingly, this parable often shows up here in the fall, when many of us preachers are navigating our way through stewardship season.  We want to speak of the joy of seeing your gifts shared with others in a way that changes things.

But we're also stuck.  We preachers have a budget to raise, our own salary included.  Some of this money goes out to organizations that feed and clothe and house, that are on the ground with hurting people in ways our churches hope to be yet so seldom are.  But these are anxious times.  Regardless of glimmers of hope amongst economic indicators, we don't feel free.  Folks in our pews are still worried about their jobs.  Too many churches, even good, strong churches, are hedging bets as they build the budget, asking those who run programs to run them on less, neglecting raises for staff, again, letting the budget anxiety nudge them into making decisions that lead to more keeping, more hoarding, less giving.  We don't feel free.

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