Month: November 2016

The Mountain Lodge

Dr. Jon Roebuck, Executive Director   Yesterday a devastating wildfire ravaged the town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  People lost their homes, cars, and businesses.  Having once served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, those people, unknown to most of you, are very real to me and my family.  We lived there.  We spent …

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Podcast: Thanksgiving

There’s been a lot of coverage in the news recently about our current political climate. How do we balance our faith and politics and give thanks for all that we have and enjoy? Do we have our priorities straight? Dr. Jon Roebuck talks about being thankful for all that we have in America and making …

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Podcast: The Art of Neighboring Part II

Dr. Jon Roebuck revisits the topic of neighbors and the issue of time. Do we really mean it when we say someday we’ll have more time? Are we just too busy to be attentive to our neighbor? What can you eliminate to make time to be a good neighbor? http://blogs.belmont.edu/ifbl/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IIFBL_WK3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | …

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Missing Thanksgiving

Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director What’s wrong with Martha?  I mean, there she is, welcoming Jesus into her home but when the moment comes to sip a little “Living Water” she’s too busy in the kitchen to even notice.  You remember the story well.  According to Luke 10:38-42, Jesus has come to the home …

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Podcast: A Discussion with Dr. George Mason

Dr. Jon Roebuck welcomes Senior Pastor Dr. George Mason of the Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Mason is a graduate of the University of Miami and of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The doctors talk about the intersection of church and culture and how those similarities and differences are handled within the church. …

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Paying It Forward

Dr. Jon Roebuck, Executive Director I’m one of those people who believe that our life stories are always being written by God into a much greater narrative.  In other words, some moments that we hardly think twice about, are a part of God’s plan for something greater that He is doing.  I often tell people …

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Podcast: The Art of Neighboring Pt: I

Have we lost the art of neighboring? Have we lost the art of being connected? Maybe we’re ignoring Christ’s commandment to be a better neighbor. We’ll talk about this in our very first podcast. http://blogs.belmont.edu/ifbl/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/roebuck-podcast-one-final-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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