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This past Sunday at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory, NC, about 125 people attended a lunch where my wife, Linda, and I shared our story and our heart for Faithful and Welcoming Churches (FWC) of the UCC.   If you would like to have/borrow a DVD of our presentation, let me know at [email protected] or 828.328.6196 […]

Compassion by bob

February 23rd, 2014

No Responses

Compassion happens where their story trumps your story. Matthew 15:29-39 February 23, 2014 Other suns About 15-20 people from Corinth and 15-20 from Morning Star First Baptist Church have been reading and discussing a book, The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, for several months, culminating with the author’s lecture at Lenoir Rhyne University […]

Larry Kepley: Just Like Jesus by bob

February 21st, 2014

No Responses

In Celebration of the Life of Larry Austin Kepley  September 23, 1974 – February 13, 2014 February 21, 2014 Christ Community Church Pfafftown, North Carolina Wheat and Weeds Mike Kepley called me late late Thursday night.  I had already gone to bed, and I remember the phone ringing but I was in such a deep […]

What To Do About Weeds by bob

February 16th, 2014

No Responses

The goal is not to eliminate the weeds; it’s to harvest the wheat. Matthew 13:26-30, 36-43 February 16, 2014 Which one doesn’t matter? I had two experiences this week that made this sermon come together, one on Wednesday, and the other on Friday.  I’ll save the Friday experience for the end. The Wednesday experience happened […]

One of the favorite things I do as a pastor is teach a class I call Christianity 101 .  We overview the story and parts of the Bible for those with little or no background in Sunday School or church.  Today I surprised my class with a pop quiz to the groans you might expect. […]