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BLOG BY BOB HENDERSON

BLOG 3.30.20. THE CHURCH’S WEEKLY CONFRONTATION WITH REALITY A few years ago, I was fulfilling a summons by an organization within my denomination to put together a ministry of encouragement for our students and faculty in our theological schools. So, … Continue reading

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BLOG BY BOB HENDERSON

BLOG 3.24.20. THE PANDEMIC IS A WHOLESOME ‘REALITY CHECK’ FOR US Humankind has an unrealistic tendency to avoid the troublesome and irresistible reality of root-issues such as: suffering, sickness, man’s inhumanity to man, war, violence. Our North American culture focuses … Continue reading

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BLOG BY BOB HENDERSON

BLOG 3.20.20. THE ETHICAL LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS MAKE POLITICAL ‘SOCIALISM’ SEEM RATHER TAME! It would be hilarious, if not downright ridiculous, were it not such a tragic distortion. What I’m leading up to is the misappropriation of the … Continue reading

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BLOG BY BOB HENDERSON 3/13/20

BLOG 3.11.20. WHAT’S WITH THE CHURCH-I-FIED LAITY? In the passing era of substantial institutional churches, being a ‘church member’ was considered a commendable commitment, and churches recruited members by producing multiple church activities for their membership. Many churches hardly mentioned … Continue reading

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BLOG BY BOB HENDERSON

BLOG 3.5.20 WHEREVER I AM … THE GLORY OF GOD We celebrated Black History month in February and it reminded me of one of my dear friends, and true civil rights heroes, who has significantly influenced my life: Dr. John … Continue reading

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THESE ARE NOT ORDINARY TIMES

BLOG. 2/24/20. THESE ARE NOT ORDINARY TIMES … NOR IS THIS NEUTRAL TERRITORY As a pastor who sought to faithfully shepherd congregations through some difficult, even traumatic, times, … I find these day in this nation downright frightening. This should … Continue reading

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RESISTING MEDIOCRITY IN CHRIST’S CHURCH

BLOG 2/18/20. RESISTING MEDIOCRITY IN CHRIST’S CHURCH To say that something/anything is mediocre is hardly a compliment. It indicates that it is beneath standard expectations. When it comes to Christ’s church, it is tragic. The church is to be the … Continue reading

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FACING THR FORTHCOMING ELECTION

BLOG 2/11/20. FACING THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION AS GOD’S NEW CREATION PEOPLE. It’s almost impossible to avoid the forthcoming presidential election, what with it dominating the news incessantly, with the episodes of political cowardice it the debates in Washington (along with … Continue reading

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THE RADIANT DISPLAY OF DIVINE NATURE IN US

BLOG 2.6.20. GLORY: THE “RADIANT DISPLAY OF THE DIVINE NATURE IN US It is often said that: “Jesus didn’t come to make us more religious, but rather, more human. Yes! One synonymous designation of God’s kingdom, (as inaugurated in the … Continue reading

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BLOG 1.31.20. A PRAYER FOR THE NATION

At this confusing and frightening moment in our nation’s history, I am reminded of the wonderful and helpful poem/hymn by G.K.Chesterton, and offer it to my readers: O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, our … Continue reading

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