Young Clergy Invite You to Lenten Devotions

February 18, 2015

Lenten-Devotions-Logo1Beginning on Ash Wednesday, two young clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference, James L. Burroughs III and Juston R. Smith invite you to embark with them on a 40 day time of reflection.  During the season of Lent, Burroughs & Smith will be writing reflections from varying viewpoints on the writings of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  They will be using the devotional book God is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and Easter as a starting point to their reflections and devotions.  You are invited to join in the discussion and 40 day devotion on the new website devoted to their writings: James-Leslie-Burroughs-III-300x300-300x300Rev. Burroughs is assistant pastor at Mount Pisgah UMC. He is an alumnus of North Carolina State University with a BS in biochemistry. Currently, he is a Master of Divinity student at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina.  His interests include the intersection of politics, theology, and race.   Juston-R-SmithRev. Smith is pastor of the Belwood Charge. Juston’s passions include crafting creative, imaginative, and authentic worship services; crafting sermons that look at answering the hard questions; and visioning for the future of the church.  Juston is a 2008 graduate of Appalachian State University, and a 2014 graduate of Hood Theological Seminary.