Category: Bob Walters

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Column: What God’s trying to do

“You do not realize now what I am doing …” Jesus, quoted in John 13:7 Jesus continually spoke in parables to tell mankind who God is, what God does, and what the Kingdom of...

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Column: Lost in translation

“This man welcomes sinners …” – Luke 15:1 So said the Jewish leaders about Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, and it was not a compliment. Tax collectors and “sinners” – “prostitutes” is the...

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Column: A non-payable debt

Saint Peter, the excitable, knife-wielding, in-your-face apostle, was the first disciple to proclaim Jesus as the Messiah Christ, Son of the living God (Matthew 16:18). Elsewhere Peter often missed not only the point but...

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Column: What’s Missing, America

Americans celebrated our “endowed by our Creator” personal freedom and national independence this weekend with the Fourth of July. Our American life is so abundant, so filled up, so replete with opportunity, so tolerant,...

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Column: What’s Missing, Part 4

After 30 years away from church, one day I arrived back in church. And something clicked. Suddenly and unexpectedly, I became very serious about figuring out why Jesus mattered, because suddenly and unexpectedly He...

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Column: What’s missing, Part 3

I was a busy-with-church Episcopal kid, a virulently disinterested non-church agnostic adult and then caught on with the evangelical Jesus thing in my late 40s. For the most part, I haven’t missed a church...

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Column: What’s missing, Part 2

I’m reminiscing about my diverse church-going experiences, hoping to describe a couple of missing faith-life links that are worth pointing out. To quickly review, I was an active Episcopalian kid followed by a three-decades-without-church...

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Column: What’s missing, part 1

My Christian life, going back to the beginning, has seen two entirely different approaches to doing church. And it includes a 30-year stretch with essentially no church at all. As an Episcopal altar boy...

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Column: Indications of faith

“The gospel was not good advice but good news.” – William R. Inge An archive article from my favorite publication, “First Things,” explains that a preacher’s primary task is not to tell us the...