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Robert’s Rhetoric – Thank You

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is “thank you,” it will be enough.                                             … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – No Time For Silence

“A time comes when silence is betrayal.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.) The recent shooting deaths of nine innocent people at Emmanuel African-Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is a wake-up call for people of faith to not be silent. … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – Liberation Theology

One aspect about going to Perkins School of Theology-SMU was being exposed to and formed by liberation theology. The liberation theological movement focuses on the poor, and it grew out of the church’s social justice issues prevalent in the 1960s. … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – Something Good from the NFL

I realize this sounds like I’m eating my words: I am actually giving praise for one aspect of the NFL. As much as I hold the NFL is disdain, I saw something that is noteworthy. In reality, it’s like a … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – Praying at the Table

Many of you have heard about the news coming from San Antonio in recent months. Since 2006 Joan Cheever has been feeding homeless people in San Antonio, out of a food truck (she is, among other things, a licensed food … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – Hidden Promises

One of the enjoyable things about my role as Chaplain at TWU was to participate in and be a witness to the commencement exercises. My role was minimal—pray at the start and at the end. I got to see the … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – The World and Its Religions

One of the most formative things about being around the campus community has been teaching classes. For the past two years, I have had the privilege to teach a course called, “Introductory Studies in World Religions” (I also taught several … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – Continuing Help for Nepal

Last Tuesday evening, the campus hosted a candlelight vigil and prayers for the people of Nepal. Since TWU has nearly 200 Nepalese students, this was a must event. Many students—both from Nepal and other places—spoke about hope, faith, and courage. … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – The World is Our Parish

We all have heard about the earthquake this past weekend in Nepal. The epicenter was near the capital city of Kathmandu, but its effects were felt in many other areas, including Mt. Everest (which led to subsequent avalanches). John Wesley … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rhetoric – Change!

If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.  – Hazel Henderson We announced on … Continue reading

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