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We GATHER to worship as a body of believers. We GROW as a fellowship through Bible Study to enable us to GO into our community, nation, and world to share the love of Jesus.

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Last week I was in Montreat savoring worship with 1100+ high school youth. My daughter, Rev. Ashley-Anne Masters, along with her campus ministry friend, Rev. James Goodlet, were keynote speakers every morning. “Keynote” is creative, informal talking about the scripture passage for the day using multi-media with youth participation. The conference musicians led us in […]

Life Without Internet

Life Without My PC

Lost. Feeling naked. No back up iPad. Cryptic email responses from my iPhone. Life without my PC. Sunday night frustration. Must admit I’m co-dependent if not addicted. Briefcase feels too light. All those extra minutes of life back—because I’m not wasting time deleting “promotional” junk email commercials. By Monday morning, I’m depressed, angry. My laptop […]

Grace Revised

Relationships of Grace

Novelist, preacher, and writer Frederick Buechner in “Listening to Your Life” says: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in […]


Emanuel’s Lament

Adapted from a Litany by Anna George Traynham and a prayer from the United Church of Christ How long will injustice overwhelm your people? And how long will your people be silent? How long until love speaks louder than hatred? We know, O God, that you love justice, mercy, and kindness. How long until we […]


Interstate Refugee

Last weekend I visited my almost 91 year old mother who lives in Wilmore, Kentucky, home of Asbury University and Asbury Seminary and Wesley Village, a retirement community, and “Solomon’s Porch”-the local deli-café and one Marathon gas station-convenience store. The quickest way to get there from here is Interstate 26 to I-40 to I-75—Wilmore is […]


Too much information!

TMI As I am contemplating retirement these days and thinking mortal thoughts about the last third of my earthly life, am wondering how much time I will continue to spend on social media—which for me is emails, writing a blog, scrolling Facebook, and texting. I made the comment recently to our staff that one aspect […]


Congregational Meeting – May 31, 2015

The audio from Tyger River Presbyterian Church’s May 31, 2015, Congregational Meeting. Speakers: Dr. Rev. Al Masters, Moderator of Session Rebecca Anderson, Clerk of Session & Secretary for the meeting Gordon Randal,  Interim Presbytery Exec.

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Praying for the Power

“Praying for the Power” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 26, 2015 Inspired by: Ephesians 3: 14-21; Jeremiah 29: 11-14 Sermon Paul is in prison…again–he’s been whipped five times, beaten three, been stoned (with real rocks) once, shipwrecked a few times, and imprisoned several times. Now he’s […]


Perplexing Prophets

“Perplexing Prophets” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 12, 2015 Inspired by: Mark 6:14-29; Amos 7:7-15 Sermon Last Sunday we read about the prophet Jesus being rejected and unable to do much healing in his hometown. People were impressed with his knowledge of Torah theology and had […]


Called To Be A Prophet

“Called To Be A Prophet” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 5, 2015 Inspired by:Mark 6:1-6; Luke 4: 14-30; Isaiah 61: 1-2 Sermon Background: Who is Jesus? What is our response to the question—but who do you say I am? Before we get to our texts for […]


“Desperate” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina June 28, 2015 Inspired by:Mark 5: 21-43 Sermon What comes to mind when you hear these stories of Jesus’ miraculous healing? Jesus seems to say that if you have enough faith, you can be healed…so does that mean either Carol or […]