Bob Crittendon

The Intersection

Bob Crittenden is host of “The Meeting House”, heard weekday afternoons from 4-6pm on Faith Radio, 89.1FM in Montgomery. Described as “the intersection of faith and culture”, the program features Christian music and conversation about a variety of topics. Learn more by visiting www.meetinghouseonline.info.

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:03

Found Out

Written by Bob Crittendon

It’s unnerving to think that personal data could end up in the wrong hands.  We have perhaps experienced credit card information that has been compromised, and are learning that skilled hackers can gather data and perhaps use it against others.

This brings us to the situation involving the cheating-facilitation site Ashley Madison.  First of all, you recognize that these data miners are stealing, so they can take no moral high ground.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 07:25

Truths for a Lasting Marriage

Written by Bob Crittendon

Recently, my wife, Beth, and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and coinciding with it, we opened up a box from our storage room full of wedding memorabilia - including the guest books from our wedding, the program, and even the script for the ceremony.  It was a fun journey to relive some of those moments, and one that I would highly recommend for married couples.  We also celebrated by pulling out our wedding video (that’s right, on VHS).

Looking back at milestones in our lives can help reinforce some of those glorious moments on life’s journey, especially when you consider some of those spiritual moments.  We devoted our marriage ceremony to be a time of worship and celebration.  One of the ministers performing our ceremony encouraged those in attendance, as we spoke words of affirmation to one another, to take some time to affirm their spouse along with us.

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 20:48

Upholding Marriage

Written by Bob Crittendon

Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court attempted to create a new category of so-called “rights” in the U.S. Constitution and in advance of Independence Day, a study, conducted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center in partnership with USA Today, found that that one-third of Americans can’t name any of the rights that the First Amendment guarantees.  According to a USA Today story, less than two-thirds of survey respondents – 57% vs. 68% a year ago -- were able to cite freedom of speech as one protected by the amendment. Only 19% were able to cite the freedom of religion, down from 29%.

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:48

Not Called to the Middle

Written by Bob Crittendon

Pew Research has released a massive new study on religious affiliation that has been opening eyes since its release in May. The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey included some 35,000 respondents.

Thursday, 04 June 2015 15:01

A System for Prayer

Written by Bob Crittendon

The diagram apparently was crafted over 1000 years ago - part of a book that was placed on sale by Manhattan’s Les Enluminures Gallery, a dealer in medieval manuscripts, a book written on vellum with a rather unique first page, according to a report on the Religion News Service website, which likens the circular diagram to a game board.

Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:31

Recognizing the Power of Prayer

Written by Bob Crittendon

A few weeks removed from the men’s basketball championship game, I want to steer you again toward Duke University, not to the hardwood, but toward a leading academic who relates the correlation between religion and health.  Yes, Duke has a Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health - its director is Dr. Harold Koenig.

Friday, 03 April 2015 19:45

Better News? Really?

Written by Bob Crittendon

In Churchville, New York, a new student group has been formed called The Better News Club.  Unfortunately, it has been established to counter the Biblical truth being shared in a local chapter of the popular Christian outreach called The Good News Club, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Friday, 06 March 2015 19:42

The Road to Selma

Written by Bob Crittendon

In John 15, Jesus talked about the power of sacrificial love, and one of the actors in the movie, Selma, used one of these verses as he discussed the love in action displayed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We read in verse 13: “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (NKJV)

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 18:06

Top 10 Topics of 2014

Written by Bob Crittendon

For a number of years on The Meeting House on Faith Radio and here in this column, I have recapped what I have viewed as the top 10 stories of relevance to the Christian community from the previous year.  So, now, I present to you my “Top 10 Topics of 2014.” 

Saturday, 03 January 2015 13:18

Immigrants Among Us

Written by Bob Crittendon

A passage in Zechariah chapter 7 reflects the heart of God and can be helpful to us as we attempt to develop a Biblically-informed position on the topic of immigration:

 

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