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Headed to Tampa by bob

June 28th, 2011

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This is the first of what will be daily (at least) blogs leading up to and during the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Tampa, FL July 1-5. 

Dori and John by bob

June 26th, 2011

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John and Dori, I first must say what a joy it is to be part of your lives on this special day.  In the short time we’ve spent together, I have come to deeply appreciate both of you in your commitment to reverence Jesus Christ and to love each other.  “I’ve seen Dori and I’ve […]

God the Son by bob

June 26th, 2011

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“A great door has swung open in the cosmos which can never be shut.”  (N. T. Wright) Philippians 2:5-11 June 26, 2011 You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Try doing a Google search on “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.”  You’ll find some political commentary from the right and the left, using actual stories to […]

The Glory of Christ by bob

June 25th, 2011

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As Jesus looks at his church today, I think he’s sad. But maybe not for the reason you think.

Did you know that as early as 1953, Billy Graham personally tore down the ropes separating black and white seating areas at one of his crusades?  I didn’t. Did you know that 19th century revivalist Charles Finney once said, “My duty is to belong to the Church, even if the devil should belong to it?”  […]