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Black Lives Matter! What White Christians and Churches Do and Say Now Also Matters!

Posted on June 19, 2020 | By Robby White

There is a reluctance on the part of some white Christians to embrace the racial revolution for justice sweeping the world because of a phrase. The phrase is only three words but those three words seem so difficult and divisive for some. Black Lives Matter. Why would anyone take issue with that phrase? You see […]

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What God Is Trying To Tell Us

Posted on March 31, 2020 | By Robby White

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Anytime tragedy occurs there is always a tendency to attribute the results as an act of God. Some even point to Romans 8:28 as the evidence that everything […]

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All Things New

Posted on January 15, 2020 | By Robby White

Something is new and then it is old. It becomes obsolete after the novelty has worn off. Eventually it becomes outdated and discarded for the next new thing. Think about the technological tools that have dazzled us initially only to be replaced before our contract could be renewed. It is not that the technology does […]

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The Greatest Discovery

Posted on January 6, 2020 | By Robby White

The Greatest Discovery “The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. “ William James “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. […]

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A Living Word-The Bible in 4D

Posted on September 16, 2019 | By Robby White

Experiencing the Bible in 4D Some years ago I went to a 4D movie at the World of Coca-Cola with my grand boys. I had never attended a 4D movie and had no idea what to expect. They issued 3D glasses to us as we entered the theatre. As the movie started, there was a scene […]

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Such Is The Kingdom

Posted on March 27, 2019 | By Robby White

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14   So often we talk about the kingdom of heaven as if we were talking about a place out beyond time. After all, isn’t heaven a […]

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My Goal

Posted on February 21, 2019 | By Robby White

My Goal I’m a planner. Maybe it’s part personality and part an effort to be effective. To be honest, it can be a great source of frustration. The best made plans can turn out to be nothing more than an unused roadmap some days. Other days, your plans pan out and you feel as though […]

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The Power of Encouragement

Posted on January 24, 2019 | By Robby White

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encouragement is such an important part of the Christian life and yet we often dismiss it as something minor or insignificant. On the surface, we consider encouragement as nothing more than a pat on the back. The truth is, […]

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God With Us

Posted on November 26, 2018 | By Robby White

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. It also turns out to be one of the most stressful and difficult times of the year. There are so many activities and demands placed on each one of us that stress levels seems to be turned up. You can see it on […]

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You Are Always With Me

Posted on March 9, 2018 | By Robby White

“Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back, But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, If I lack’d any thing.” (First stanza of Love by George Herbert) Stories are so important in shaping our lives. I have lived with a story all of […]

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A Call to Flourish-A Broad Place

Posted on February 4, 2018 | By Robby White

“Thou has set my feet in a broad place.” Psalm 31:8 The Psalmist celebrates the open space, the wide place that God had led him to live. He can run and jump, explore and play, work and live freely. He can move about in the broad place and not become stagnant or hemmed in by […]

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The Day Uncle Bill Made It Back To Church (After 70 Years)

Posted on June 19, 2017 | By Robby White

Uncle Bill finally made it back to church after 70 years. He stood at the doors of that same church as a young man and had been denied entrance. Yesterday, they let him in. He grew up as the son of a Brethren minister. As a teenager, he determined that he would follow in his […]

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Daily Readings for Lent 2017

Posted on March 4, 2017 | By Robby White

First Sunday in Lent, March 5, 2017 Monday (March 6, 2017): Psalm 32; 1 Kings 19:1-8; Hebrews 2:10-18 Tuesday (March 7, 2017): Psalm 32; Genesis 4:1-16; Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Wednesday (March 8, 2017): Psalm 32; Exodus 34:1-9, 27-28; Matthew 18:10-14 Thursday (March 9, 2017): Psalm 121; Isaiah 51:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:3-7 Friday (March 10, 2017): Psalm […]

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Theology Matters—–God

Posted on February 7, 2013 | By Robby White

Let’s start with the beginning. Our faith story declares –In the beginning God… We are told that God is the alpha and omega, the beginning and end.The essence of our faith centers on our understanding of God. While there are other components that shape and inform our faith like the Bible and tradition, it is […]

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Faith Matters—Anchored and Free

Posted on January 11, 2013 | By Robby White

E. Stanley Jones was a Methodist missionary in India. He became a light of love and grace that earned the respect of many people. He had influence with many leaders in India, including Gandhi. The witness of Christ that Jones lived out still provides an example for all of us. In his autobiography, A Song […]

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