Author page: Bob Robinson

Moral Equivalence

Moral Equivalence

This has been a week in which it has been hard to maintain our moral footing under us while at the same time more important than ever that we do.  Last weekend  a few of our fellow citizens emerged from sullen, hate-infested pools to claim their rights to wear swastikas, shout...

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Whose Promise Is This, Anyhow?

Whose Promise Is This, Anyhow?

The story of Jacob in Genesis is totally inspiring.  It is also totally bewildering.  Let me explain.  Jacob’s grandparents, Abraham and Sarah, received a profound promise from God.  To further God’s plan God was going to make a great nation out of their descendants, was going to give...

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The Promise in the Seed

The Promise in the Seed

Those of you who have been able to be in the services on Sunday may have noticed a particularly sunny tone in the sermons.  Last Sunday one of the scriptures suggested by the lectionary was from Song of Songs. It’s pretty hard not to feel the sun shining through a delicious love song. ...

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Reflection on the Song of Songs

Reflection on the Song of Songs

It isn’t often that the Revised Common Lectionary suggests a reading from the Song of Songs for our morning worship.  Perhaps the sensuality of this unabashed love poem is a little embarrassing, a holdover from our Puritan heritage.  Or perhaps the intimacy is just a little too close...

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The Promise of America

The Promise of America

Singing our patriotic hymns always involves an element of irony, doesn’t it?  We praise the opportunity and freedom America offers us, and celebrate the blessings of God that fill and enrich our lives.  Rightly so. But as we sing we realize the distance between the ideal we celebrate...

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Reflections on the Gospel

Reflections on the Gospel

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. If last week’s scripture lead us to reflect on our responsibilities to care for God’s creation, this weeks reading from Matthew 9 and 10 asks us to reflect on our...

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