Author: Bob Walters

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Column: The nobility of knowability

“Knowing God is not just analogous to knowing what infinity is, since we can have some idea of that. No, the infinite God must be infinitely unknowable.” – from a First Things article by...

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Column: My opinion about facts

It’s unremarkably normal in mass-marketed education to confine the intellectual playing field to “Fact” and ‘Opinion.” A popular classroom wall poster declares: – A fact can be proven true or false. – An opinion...

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Column: First things first

What an encouragement it was to open a recent Friday Wall Street Journal and find its diverse “Houses of Worship” column dedicated to Richard John Neuhaus and the 25th anniversary of First Things magazine....

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Column: Acceptions made

A person passingly familiar with the Bible could mistakenly think Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament contains scripture’s most dismal, depressing and hopeless message. Repeatedly the book’s narrator, seemingly an aging, bitter King Solomon –...

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Column: Perfectly understandable

Most of the time in this space I prefer to write about Christ rather than Christians because Christ is perfect. Christians are not. While Christian flaws are rampant, it’s hard to find anyone possessing...

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Column: What are you crying about?

Jesus wept. Peter wept. Mary wept. Overwhelmed by love. Devastated by shame. Consumed with mourning. From Genesis to Revelation, there is a whole lot of crying in the Bible for a whole lot of...

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Column: Renewed interest

If there is a common refrain among non-believers regarding heaven, with its eternal worship, praise, fellowship and participation in the glory of God, it is this: “It sure must be boring up there.” Endless...

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Opinion: Keep growing

“…when you walk with God, every day is an adventure.” – Ray Stedmen, preacher We are pretty much stuck here in the world. Not stuck in the same perpetual place, mind you, but stuck...

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Column: Keep praying

“And so we will be with the Lord forever.” – Paul, 1 Thessalonians 4:17. It’s easy to lose perspective. In modern humanity’s daily drumbeat madness of schedules, responsibilities, trials, distractions, temptations, opportunities, intrusions, chores,...

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Column: Keep looking

“Quaeramus inventium” … let us search after Him who has been found. – St. Augustine, Tractate 63, commentary on John 13:33 The rhetorically gifted country pastor told a hilarious joke about a Saturday night...