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The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham is the senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC.

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The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham

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University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham is the senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC.

Bob has been pastor and head of staff of University Church since 1991. He is a native of Florida and a graduate of Davidson College, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and Yale University Divinity School.

Bob began his ministry as associate pastor and campus minister at the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, Alabama; he also served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Covington, Georgia, and the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Charleston, South Carolina, before coming to Chapel Hill.

His wife, Marla, is a college educator, and they have two grown children.

Bob is the author of Expecting God's Surprises: Devotions for the Advent Journey, published in 2001 by Geneva Press.

Bob enjoys reading, music of all kinds, and enjoys attending local sporting events; he is a mediocre golfer, but doesn't let that stop him.


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham

Which Comes First: Grace or Repentance?

Luke 15:11-32

4th Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 14, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

Perhaps no Scripture text has logged more pulpit time in our culture than this wonderful parable.  It is a storehouse of sin and redemption, of grace and the refusal of grace, and one can read it from several different perspectives--the father, the prodigal, the older brother. Over the years, preachers have tried all sorts of approaches to unpack its riches. I read once of one who gave a sixteen-week sermon series on the Prodigal Son; after the sixteenth sermon a woman greeted the pastor at the door of the church and said, "I'm so sorry that poor boy ever ran away from home."[1]

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The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham

Beyond What's Fair

Luke 13:1-9

3rd Sunday of Lent - Year C

March 07, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

Turn on the television news or pick up a newspaper in any given week and you will find a report on some catastrophic tragedy somewhere. Only the locations change. Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis--all of them wreaking havoc and altering lives. And behind them, left unreported, are the larger, but somehow less visible and dramatic, tragedies, like the 30,000 children who died this past Wednesday of hunger, roughly the same number who died on Tuesday and Thursday somewhere on Planet Earth, and every other day, too, every day of the year. In every one of those deaths, families or loved ones grieved...in every one. And at some level, every one of those grieving people probably asked the same question: "Why?" It just doesn't seem fair. What had any of those folks done to deserve such tragic deaths?

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February 28, 2010

Always Another Climb

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

As we continue our journey through Lent, the Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham takes us up the mount of Transfiguration, and helps us deal with life's often arduous upward journey.
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October 21, 2007

Whose Persistence?

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham takes a fresh look at the parable of the persistent widow and asks us to consider prayer as a call to act justly on behalf of those who are seeking life and liberation.

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October 14, 2007

Improvisational Gratitude

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Robert Dunham invites us into God's grace through active gratidude.