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Rethinking Homosexuality by bob

June 10th, 2015

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It’s hard for all of us not to think about homosexuality and same sex marriage this week. On Monday, Tony Campolo wrote a blog calling for “the full acceptance of Christian gay couples into the church.”  Robert Gagnon posted a strong and critical response on his Facebook page.  Both Campolo and Gagnon have spoken at […]

I Need by bob

June 24th, 2012

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This devotional, published in the Hickory Daily Record June 23, 2012, is part four of some early excerpts from a book I’m writing on humility.  Humility creates a set of grooves in my mind that results in simple phrases that express my thought process: “I don’t know,” “Help me understand,” and “Me, too.” This week’s […]

It’s not that Jesus can’t come in; he won’t come in unless you let him in.  Revelation 3:14-22 June 14, 2012 Self-reliance When I read Revelation 3:14-22, two connections come to mind from the world of arts and literature.  The first is a 1991 Bill Murray film, “What About Bob?” that I don’t think I […]

Me, Too by bob

June 17th, 2012

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This devotional is part three of some early excerpts from a book I’m writing on humility.  A humble mind thinks in simple phrases like “I don’t know” and “Help me understand.”  This week’s expression of humility is “Me, Too.”   We Americans love our freedom.  It’s one of our core values to believe what we […]

This devotional is part two of some early excerpts from a book I’m writing on humility.  My goal is to identify simple phrases that express a humble mind.  Last week we began with, “I don’t know.”    “Help me understand” is another humble phrase.  The Apostle James says,  “Everyone should be quick to listen and […]