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.

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:35

Chasing After the Afterlife

Written by Bob Crittendon

We can be so consumed with our lives here and now that we don’t pause very often to think about what happens after we leave this earth. I believe that if we develop a greater awareness of heaven, it can impact the way we live our lives now.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 17:46

Tracing the Hand of God

Written by Bob Crittendon

Quite often in this space, I highlight aspects of the culture, not always positive, of which we need to be aware and offer ideas on how we can be responsive and influential regarding cultural trends. For this month’s column, I want to celebrate FIVE areas where I am observing that God is working in a profound way through his people.

Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:01

On Whom Do We Depend?

Written by Bob Crittendon

The recent flap over the mandate by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring religious organizations, through their insurance companies, to provide free birth control (including types of contraception that can induce abortions) has brought to light an agenda that stands in contrast to the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded and has long embraced. We have to recognize that our nation’s emphasis on dependence on God is being reduced, resulting in the rise of a sense of dependence on human wisdom, ingenuity, and control, embodied in a large, centralized government intent on managing the everyday lives of the citizenry. Please consider these points:

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 17:07

Candidate Checklist

Written by Bob Crittendon

Very soon after the publication of this column, voters in Alabama will be going to the polls to cast their ballots in the Presidential primaries. Democrat voters will be affirming their selection of Barack Obama for a second term, and Republican voters will be making choices that will be somewhat significant in affecting the delegate count for the convention. I believe that Christians have a responsibility, as good citizens of our constitutional republic, to participate in the political process.

Monday, 06 February 2012 19:16

Top 10 Topics of 2011

Written by Bob Crittendon

I released my “Top 10 Topics of 2011” on The Meeting House on Faith Radio recently, including commentary from a variety of guests. I wanted to review those topics, chosen and ranked based on their relevance to Christians.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 13:24

Becoming a Cultural Conscience

Written by Bob Crittendon

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1st John 1:5-7, NAS)

Monday, 05 December 2011 17:35

Why Not Give a Goat This Christmas?

Written by Bob Crittendon

They gave the gifts to each other, Joseph, not to our Son…I don’t think they even knew Him. They never mentioned His name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrate someone’s birthday if they don’t know Him?

Sunday, 06 November 2011 19:11

Show Justice, Love Mercy

Written by Bob Crittendon

Statistical knowledge can affect us in a variety of ways. It can fill our minds with information that basically has no relevance to us personally, or can tell us a story to which we can respond with Biblical action.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 19:19

Thoughts About Trust

Written by Bob Crittendon

There was a time in America when a handshake meant that two parties agreed with each other, when people believed the best of one another, and when the words of someone’s mouth were reliable. These are values that are consistent with Biblical principles, such as “Thou shalt not bear false witness” or “Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No’”. But, in an age of moral relativism, when so many people engage in doublespeak and swim in a sea of ambiguity, collectively, we could ask the question, “So, who do you trust?”

Thursday, 01 September 2011 18:06

“Hyperadjectivity”

Written by Bob Crittendon

Lawmakers in Washington held their noses recently as they voted on legislation raising the debt ceiling, authorizing the U.S. Government to borrow more money in order to meet its obligations. A number of those lawmakers, some of whom were elected in 2010 advocating a message of a more responsible government, contributed to making this a watershed moment - they decided that the nation did not need to borrow more money without cutting spending. As the debate heightened, some advanced the idea of raising taxes to generate more revenue, while others believed that only spending reductions were necessary.

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