Category Archives: God

Waiting

Happy Advent everyone. Rob here. The season of Advent is a season of waiting. We’re all waiting for something it seems: a vaccine, racial justice, political change, a job, love, a miracle, you name it. What are you waiting for? … Continue reading

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The Practice of Love

Hi everyone. Rob here. In the book of James we see the old sage dispensing wisdom to his audience. It is wisdom born out of experience. As the leader of the Jerusalem church he had seen it all: Persecution, famine, … Continue reading

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The Reality of Transition

Hi everyone. Rob here. We are all hearing about the word ‘transition’ these days as America deals with the problem of managing a transition of presidential power when the defeated foe refuses to acknowledge the reality of their loss. It … Continue reading

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Kingdom Rivers

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of the things drilled into us at Bible College was the idea that God’s kingdom was now and not yet. The coming of Jesus Christ, his death, resurrection and ascension meant that the kingdom of … Continue reading

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The Great Inclusion

Hi everyone. Rob here. I took a few weeks off writing to work on the election we had in our country recently. I greeted people, helped them through the voting process and helped in the counting part of it as … Continue reading

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He Is Always Good

Kia ora everyone. Rob here. As I thought about today’s blog, the question came to me: What would be really good to know right now? The answer, I believe is that God is and always will be good. A helpful … Continue reading

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Naming the Grief

Hello everyone. Rob here. There is a sense right now that the world is grieving. We are seeing the stages of grief being played out in the public sphere – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – as we come … Continue reading

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Good Question

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’m thinking about a question. Here it is: What is the change I want to see in the world? Before that question I was thinking about another question. What do I want to do with the … Continue reading

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Good Trouble

Hi everyone. Rob here. In Christianity we often talk about becoming Christlike. We think that becoming more like Jesus is to become nicer or calmer, more serene. The reality is that becoming more like Jesus is to become a righteous, … Continue reading

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Love and Joy

Hi everyone. Rob here. John Eldredge was once given this bit of advice: The enemy is out to steal your joy. In a year like this one – pandemic, lockdowns, economic upheaval, race protests, climate protests, school shutdowns and the … Continue reading

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