A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Story – Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director Joyce found herself alone at Christmas for the first time in her entire life of 82 years.  There was a deep sadness that had settled in all around her like she had never experienced before.  Two defining events had taken place in the past 9 months that …

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Deep South Christmas

Dr. Jon R. Roebuck, Executive Director I realize that my memories of Christmas are not your memories of Christmas.  Each of us experienced the season in special and unique ways as children.  I grew up in Rome, GA as the son of a Baptist Minister.  So, many of my memories swirl around traditions in my …

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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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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

On this week’s episode, Dr. Roebuck talks to Coach Cameron Newbauer. They discuss Coach Newbauer’s family and his time as the head coach of Belmont University’s Women’s Basketball Team. 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 …

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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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