Category: Bob Walters

Bob Walters

Column: Throwing the Book at Jesus 

For countless years innumerable scholars with immeasurably more Bible savvy than I possess have made the case for and against Who, exactly, Jesus says He is. Christian doctrine is that Jesus of Nazareth, the...

Bob Walters

Column: Christianity Among the Weeds

Our biggest job as Christians is following Jesus Christ, and our greatest joy is our relationship with Him. But our biggest challenge is avoiding the “weeds” of everyday life. Christianity, first and foremost, is...

Bob Walters

Column: Planting the Seeds of Faith

Among the Bible’s more familiar parables of Jesus is the Parable of the Sower, shared in the Gospels of Matthew (13:1-23), Mark (4:1-20), and Luke (8:1-15). You probably know it. Jesus tells of the...

Bob Walters

Opinion: Economics and the faithful

“Economy” is the word theologians use for the actions and relationships within the Holy Trinity – the Father, Son and Spirit – and to describe the Trinity’s interaction with the fallen world. This economy...

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Opinion: Some people don’t get It

To me it is the most confounding of divine mysteries. I can make lists all day long about what blocks people from faith in Christ, but I cannot come up with one convincing answer...

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Column: Some things don’t change

Change is a desired and celebrated component of Christian life. “Things that don’t change are dead,” the saying goes.  A rich, consequential Christian life necessarily will be filled with change – new challenges, new...

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Column: About those unalienable rights

“…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights …” – Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, July 1776 “Rights” sure have been in the news a lot lately. “Rights” are steadfast and assumed. “Rights”...

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Column: Thinking like a Christian

The Bible tells us – plainly – that the New Covenant of Jesus Christ is founded in love, grace and faith. That’s the New Testament. That’s Christianity. We are to focus on God and...

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Column: Lost without a compass

Our society tends to worry about the wrong things because it no longer is very good at diagnosing humanity’s most basic problems. For 50 years America has systematically thrown public money at private problems...