Category: Blog Entries

The Moments That Matter blog entries are written, edited and posted by the Director of the Institute for Innovative Faith-Based Leadership at Belmont University, Dr. Jon Roebuck.

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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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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Podcasts

Dr. Roebuck talks this week to Communications Specialist Hope Buckner. Dr. Roebuck and Hope talk about Hope’s time at Belmont as a student, employee and current grad student. On this week’s episode, Dr. Roebuck talks about his favorite passage of scripture about the prodigal son. On this week’s podcast, Dr. Roebuck sits down with Senior …

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When Life Gets a Little Untied…

Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director I was walking across campus today, minding my own business, making the trek from the parking garage to my office, both arms filled with stuff when it happened.  I felt it before I even saw it.  For some inexplicable reason, my right shoe decided that it had been tied …

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Seeing the Face of God

  Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director  Check out these verses from the story of ancient Israel as they gathered around Mount Sinai…   “Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be …

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An Important Announcement

The Belmont University Institute for Innovative Faith-Based Leadership is excited to announce a weekly podcast that will offer insight, inspiration and information about matters of faith, leadership and culture. Consistent with our mission statement, these weekly podcasts will endeavor to speak to relevant issues in culture, relational issues in community and resourceful ideas in funding. …

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I Can’t Find A Bible I Like…

  -Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director The picture above this article shows my favorite Bible.  It’s a leather-bound New American Standard New Testament.  As you can tell, it’s been with me for a while.  It has traveled the world with me.  It has joined me for countless graveside services.  It has stood with me …

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Making the Best of a Bad Situation

  There is an old, trite saying that reads, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!”  I hate that expression.  But there is indeed something to be said for making the best of a bad situation, because the truth is that we are all going to have some bad situations come our way.  Life is …

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