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Rob Lee
Rob Lee is a North Carolina native and undergraduate student at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Rob is currently pursuing a degree in religious studies with a minor in English. He grew up in the United Methodist Church, but has sojourned with the Episcopal Church and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as well.

During his high school years, Rob attended the Duke Youth Academy at Duke Divinity School and the Youth Theological Initiative at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Rob was a delegate to the 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, held in Tampa, Florida. He currently writes for a variety of North Carolina newspapers, and blogs regularly for Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization working towards full inclusion of LGBT people in the United Methodist Church.

Rob is surrounded and supported by his younger brother Scott and his wonderful parents. Rob currently lives in Boone with his dog Rusty, where oftentimes you can find him hiking in the Appalachian Mountains or having a conversation on theology over a good cup of coffee. Find him on Twitter, @roblee4

Entries by Rob Lee

Jesus and the Immigrant Children

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:21 PM

This entire time we've been hearing about the number of children flocking to our country from Latin America I can't help but think of Jesus' words in the Gospel of Mark, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that...

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Family Guy and Faith: A Lenten Reflection

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 6:15 PM

There's an episode of Family Guy where Mort Goldman comes over to Peter Griffin's house and asks to borrow a crucifix, as Mort says, "Preferably one without the little fellow on it."

Doesn't that sound like the Lenten season? Lent is dark and messy, we don't like the image...

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How the Church Should Respond to the Shutdown

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 4:06 PM

For the first time in 17 years our nation is facing the complexities of a government shutdown. As we grapple with this newfound reality for a myriad of reasons people turn to religious institutions for answers. From the epicenter of the shutdown in DC to the far-reaching corners of this...

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Faith in Appalachia: A Lesson in Storytelling

(4) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 11:32 AM

The cultural identity of the place I call home is about as complicated as the roads it takes to get here. I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains, I attend a university that bears the name of this region, and I serve a church that has its...

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Psalm 46 and the Boston Marathon

(406) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:59 PM

Frederick Buechner's words daunting words ring true today, "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."

We've all heard the news today of the Boston Marathon explosions, we've all tuned in to watch the police, fire and bomb squads responding. It invokes memories of...

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Wilderness Survival: The Clock is Ticking

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 7:50 PM

Lent note: HuffPost Religion invites you to share your Lent reflections, experiences, stories and photos with us. Send them to and check out our Lent liveblog.

One of the most iconic stories we have to begin our Lenten journey is that of Jesus being tempted...

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