Author: Bob Walters

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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...

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Column: Christmas, continued

“Trust life. We do not live it alone. God lives with us.” – Father Alfred Delp SJ, Christmas Eve, 1944, on the wall of his Nazi prison cell near Berlin. Father Delp’s hands were...

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Column: Christmas confidence

“And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.” – Luke 2:9 (King James Version) This familiar passage...

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Column: Giving away a secret

It’s pretty normal to ask someone, “What did you get for Christmas?” It’s pretty not-normal to ask, “What did you give for Christmas?” Which question reveals the truer spirit of Christ?  Which reveals the...

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Column: The hap-happiest season of all

In October 1963, singer Andy Williams released his first Christmas album which included the newly written but soon-to-be holiday standard, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” A breezy tune with a light-hearted...

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Column: When will we be saved?

In the thankful spirit of the Thanksgiving season, be diligent in thanking God that the heavy lifting of salvation is already done. When will we be saved? That’s easy. We already are. Our Western...

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Column: Joining the Battle

“The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with Jesus, but Jesus sent him away, saying ‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’  So the man...

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Column: Looking for a Fight

This column is not big on nakedly discussing cultural or public affairs because what we are trying to explain is Jesus, not society. Pick an emotionally charged social topic – abortion, gay marriage, health...