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Tristan and Lucinda, let me begin by saying thanks for this privilege!  I was going to say to Lucinda, “Welcome to our crazy family,” but then I met her Dad last night and figure she’ll be right at home. Among other things, this wedding is a joy because Tristan’s Aunt Linda and I were married […]

Am I a Hateful Bigot? by bob

May 22nd, 2012

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Leading up to the May 8 vote in North Carolina on Amendment One, I thought the Charlotte Observer did a good job of offering opinions on both sides.  I wasn’t surprised the newspaper came out in opposition to the Amendment.  I was, however, both surprised and deeply disappointed by the tone in the Observer on […]

Too much humility is pride. Colossians 2:16-23 May 20, 2012 – Confirmation Sunday Too much of a good thing As you all now know, this group of 27 is my largest Confirmation class ever.  Confirmation has always been one of the most enjoyable things I do as a pastor, but I have to tell you […]

If I die before I finish writing and publish my book on humility, that’s OK.  Just read John Dickson’s Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership (Zondervan, 2011).

Down, Deeper Down by bob

May 13th, 2012

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Being humbled is not the same as being humble. 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 May 13, 2012 It’s humbling It’s been three weeks since we began these sermons on humility, and I asked you for some of your questions.  One of those questions is whether you can be proud of your children.  After last weekend, I tell […]