Lee Whitlock

Dianna, you’re right, no one church has a corner on rituals. My Church, Crescent Hill Baptist, in Louisville is a Cooperative Baptist Church. We were a Southern Baptist Church until we were kicked out of the SBC about 5 years ago. We wouldn’t call the placing of ashes a ritual, but we do make them available on Ash Wednesday. We are not trying to identify with anyone of the modern denominations. We are simply remembering the meaning of the practice. We are remembering the sacrifice of Jesus.