Posts By Rob Apgar-Taylor

Rev. Dr. Rob Apgar-Taylor is senior pastor at Grace United Church of Christ in Frederick, MD. He has a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Seminary with a concentration in spiritual practices. Rob is recognized as a UCC church planter, and taught religion and German at the high school, college and graduate school levels.

What’s Next For Virtual Worship

What’s Next for Virtual Worship?

By Rob Apgar-Taylor / March 14, 2021

It’s the new buzzword in Christianity and I hate it: Virtual Worship. Virtual can mean “online” in a modern context, but in its more traditional sense it means “almost” or “kind of like.” I buy a used car and say “It’s virtually brand new!” It’s not, but it could be. And so, I refuse to…

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The Advent Of Hope

The Advent of Hope

By Rob Apgar-Taylor / December 11, 2020

Rev. Rob Apgar-Taylor is a guest writer for the Homiletics Blog and a self-described “Christmas fanatic.” He recently shared this reflection with Homiletics in the form of a letter to his congregation. His letter reveals how the year 2020 has been difficult and discouraging for everyone — pastors included. Through an honest account of his…

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Of Practices, Presence and Peace

Of Practices, Presence and Peace

By Rob Apgar-Taylor / May 13, 2020

This month’s guest writer is the Rev. Dr. Rob Apgar-Taylor.   When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”…

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