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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.

Monday, 02 December 2013 10:06

The Lost Are Found

Written by Bob Crittendon

A few weeks ago, a significant number of Christians were focused on an unusual set of circumstances involving renowned Bible teacher and Experiencing God author Dr. Henry Blackaby.  On a particular Thursday afternoon, he was on his way to pick up his wife, Marilynn, from an appointment, and was reported to be missing – for 29 hours.  Indications are that at some point he had suffered a heart attack while driving.  He apparently became confused, lost his sense of direction, and attempted unsuccessfully to find his way home.  He ultimately was pulled over by police near Tifton, Georgia, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:15

Make It Right

Written by Bob Crittendon

The words of Micah 6:8 give us a template for living our lives with justice, motivated by mercy - and can shape an attitude of wanting to make things right:

 

 

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”

Friday, 04 October 2013 15:01

The Intersection: Honest Tea is the Best Policy

Written by Bob Crittendon

Honest Tea is a company that sells organic bottled tea, and has established an annual ritual to determine how well people demonstrate the quality described by its company name.  According to USA Today, the company scored honesty by setting up unattended kiosks in 61 cities, where its beverages were available for $1.  A clear, locked box was left for people to make payments. Honest Tea employees observed from nearby. 

Friday, 06 September 2013 11:53

The Worth of a Soul

Written by Bob Crittendon

In 1st Thessalonians chapter 5, Paul writes, Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (NKJV)

Saturday, 03 August 2013 13:18

Marriage Benefits

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

Family life is of great benefit to us - and we recognize that a home where God is worshipped and honored and His principles are placed in motion can produce a high degree of security and satisfaction.  I am so grateful to celebrate this month 23 years of marriage to my lovely, wonderful, and Godly wife, Beth.  We have seen the Lord bless our union and our family in amazing ways, for which I am deeply thankful!

Monday, 08 July 2013 14:18

Itís Not a Prayer, or Is It?

Written by Bob Crittendon

The issue of the use of prayer to open a legislative meeting will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall.  The high court agreed to decide whether or not an upstate New York town is violating the Constitution with its prayers to open public meetings.  The justices will review an appeals court ruling that held that the town of Greece, a Rochester suburb, violated the constitutional prohibitions on government sanction of religion by opening nearly every meeting over an 11-year span with prayers that trended Christian.

Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:25

Hope in a Post-Christian Age

Written by Bob Crittendon

The era in which we live has been described as “post-Christian”, and there is significant research that shows the numbers of people who are religiously unaffiliated, also known as the “nones”.  Several months ago, I wrote about that group of people, which could be as high as 1 out of 5 members of our population.

Friday, 10 May 2013 12:23

Whatís Your Sign?

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

A set of parents in Florida who had been disappointed in their 13-year-old’s behavior took a unique approach to punishment recently, according to a report on Yahoo!  On a particular Saturday, the teen spent 90 minutes standing at a busy intersection with a handwritten sign describing her sins.  It read: “I’m a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. I’m also super smart, yet I have 3 ‘Ds’ because I DON’T CARE.”

Monday, 08 April 2013 10:33

Shake It Up!

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

I think that people are watching us, especially if they know that we call upon the name of the Lord.  They may be observing in a cynical way, hoping to see us stumble or fall. They may be looking to us for hope in their lives. We may be the person that points them to an answer in their lives, or someone through whom God brings an answer to prayer.  We are called to readiness - for God to use us in whatever circumstances He pleases, in order to bring honor to Him, to make Him famous.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:42

Fountain of Life/Fountain of Youth

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

 

Recently, my wife and kids and I journeyed to the house in which I grew up, in the Atlanta area, to throw a 90th birthday party for my mother.  My wife, Beth, who has an incredible gift of hospitality, organized the food and décor and designed the invitations; my preparatory role was to handle the printing and mailing.  On a windy, cold, rainy December afternoon, dozens came together to honor my mother…

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