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The Humble Church by bob

August 13th, 2013

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Humility starts with how we think. Ephesians 4:1-16 August 11, 2013 (This sermon was preached at Kawaiaha’o Church in Honolulu, HI.) A humbling honor Friends, it is humbling to stand here and preach in the Westminster Abbey of Hawaii, humbling to worship with you in the sanctuary where the Ali’i of Hawaii – the royalty […]

I still think I need one more entry to finish up my reflections on the UCC’s General Synod in Long Beach.  I haven’t blogged since I posted a summary of my remarks at the FWC-sponsored dinner.  That was followed by another day of Synod business, then a day of travel home.  July 4th was a […]

ECOTs at the Synod by bob

July 1st, 2013

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FWC Sponsored Dinner at the UCC’s GS29 Monday, July 1, 2013 Why ECOTs Stay in the UCC Welcome to the sponsored meal for FWC (Faithful and Welcoming Churches).  We represent those in the UCC (United Church of Christ) who consider themselves ECOT (evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional). Many years ago, Reader’s Digest published a “Life […]

Sunday, June 30, 2013 by bob

July 1st, 2013

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I don’t know that I’ve ever attended a worship service at General Synod that made me cry until this afternoon.  Grit my teeth, maybe, but not cry.

BIGs, Samoans, and the Uncomfortable Saturday at Synod is a more laid back day.  The real “business” doesn’t start until Monday.   Saturday morning is the Synod’s version of “Service Sunday” at Corinth, but those of us who are delegates and/or exhibitors are committed to be on site for much of the day.  This morning the […]