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.

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

What’s 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…

Friday, 08 February 2013 15:28

Top 10 Topics of 2012

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

In keeping with my tradition on The Meeting House on Faith Radio and in this column, I present to you my “Top 10 Topics of 2012”, incorporating some of the principal issues impacting the Christian community during 2012.  

Monday, 14 January 2013 10:37

Let’s Hear It For the “Nones”

Written by Bob Crittendon

There is no doubt that the sphere of religious practice is changing before our very eyes.  We have beheld the development of a variety of worship styles, a broadening of the types of churches where people will worship, and a significant group of people who either do not worship at all or are what we might called unaffiliated or even unchurched.

Friday, 07 December 2012 01:17

Advent-ure

Written by Bob Crittendon

There has been this frequent struggle that ensues this time of the year over the amount of commercialism that we allow into our Christmas celebration.  We say that we desire a simpler holiday celebration and try to keep the focus on our Savior’s birth, but we end up getting caught up in the shopping frenzy and the age-old questions about what we’re going to give the kids for Christmas, what sort of tie we’re going to buy for the dad who has everything, where we’re going to spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the week after Christmas, and so on and so forth.  

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 00:51

A Little Good News

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

The news that the church in America is in decline has some statistical support – you’ve probably heard that church attendance is decreasing, churches are closing, and fewer people profess a belief in God.  But, writing off the church – the entity, as described in Scripture – is premature. Here’s why:

 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 14:42

The Superiority of the Gospel

Written by Bob Crittendon

 

The apostle Paul wrote in the first chapter of Romans that he was not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.  So often, I think we look at the gospel as simply the message that Christ came to save sinners, and that by accepting Him, we become saved and we get to go to heaven.   

 

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:44

Are We a Christian Nation?

Written by Bob Crittendon

A recent survey provides some material for consideration about our nation’s history and our current condition. A select group participated in the June 2012 Evangelical Leaders Survey, commissioned by the National Association of Evangelicals. Some 68 percent of those surveyed agreed that America is not a Christian nation, while 32 said it is. Of the 32 percent who said the United States is a Christian nation, most indicated that they did so because the U.S. was founded with Christian principles or because there are more Christians in the nation than followers of any other religion.

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