The Elusive Christmas Spirit

Dr. Jon R Roebuck, Executive Director Most of us struggle to find it, to feel it, to know, to experience it… that special feeling of Christmas when there is a sense of joy in the air, peace in the heart, and benevolence in the wallet.  The Christmas Spirit is elusive in the midst of the …

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Podcast: A Story for Christmas – 2017

This podcast features an original Christmas story written by Dr. Jon Roebuck, entitled, “First Responders.”  The story, set in modern day Kentucky, attempts to remind listeners of the unique events surrounding the birth of Jesus, celebrated each Christmas.  Additional stories of Christmas can be found in Dr. Roebuck’s collection of Christmas stories, Christmas Then & …

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It’s the Guns, Stupid.

Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Exec. Director If you think that after the tragic shooting in Texas this past Sunday that gun laws are going to change in America, think again.  They won’t.  Collectively we thought that after New Town, things would change.  They didn’t.  After the Pulse shooting in Orlando, people called for change.  Nothing …

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Conversations that Matter – A Leadership Interview with Cheyenne Corbine

This podcast on leadership features a voice from the millennial generation.  Cheyenne is a Senior at Belmont University, majoring in Christian Leadership.  Cheyenne offers some thoughts on leadership, critical issues, and the over-reach of smartphones in our everyday culture. http://blogs.belmont.edu/ifbl/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-29-13-27-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Podcast: A Leadership Conversation with Mike Young

Another podcast on Leadership with guest Mike Young, Minister of Spiritual Development and Youth – King’s Cross Church in Tullahoma, Tennessee.  In this podcast Mike discusses leadership development, mentors, and the things about which he is passionate. http://blogs.belmont.edu/ifbl/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-14-10-26-38.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Watching The Darkness

Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director Like most of America, I viewed the solar eclipse this week.  I watched it from the Campus of Belmont University here in Nashville, along with a crowd of about 6000.  Nashville was in the direct path of “totality” which means all of us got the full effect of the …

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The Ministry of Prayer

  Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Exec. Director Prayer is one of the great disciplines of the Christian faith.  In my view, it is as vital to our faith experience as anything else we do.  It is the spiritual air that the breath and the living water that quenches the deeper thirsts of our souls.  It …

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The Prayer of Jabez Revisited

Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director Most of us are familiar with the Prayer of Jabez, not because we stumbled across it in our devotional readings of 1 Chronicles 4, but because of the popularity of the short devotional book written by Bruce Wilkinson back in 2000.  It was an instant best seller.  It topped …

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