Bob Setzer

Bob Setzer

Bob Setzer is pastor at Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:28

The death of Mrs. Doubtfire

Keeping the hope within and the despair without.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:47

The past ain’t what it used to be

A freely chosen Sabbath can remind us God is God but an enforced one only breeds hypocrisy.

Monday, 23 July 2012 13:37

Railing at God, as God rails at us

The blame for everything that goes wrong in this broken world cannot be fairly laid at God’s throne.

Friday, 02 September 2011 09:44

Irene, Michele and theological missteps

In the wake of every natural disaster, some public figure feels compelled to utter a theological interpretation of events that is clear, compelling, and fundamentally wrong.

Thursday, 14 July 2011 11:18

'Kudzu Jesus' and the Kingdom of God

Not infrequently, Jesus shows up in some pretty surprising places. According to recent news reports, the face of Jesus has been seen in a pizza sold in Australia, a poppy petal photographed in the high desert of California and the swirling images on a tie-dyed T-shirt in Cleveland.

Friday, 18 February 2011 04:35

Another interpreter of dreams saves Egypt

Long centuries ago, God used an obscure Hebrew ex-con to save Egypt. After serving time for most of his 20s, this young man interpreted Pharaoh's troubled dreams and was catapulted to Egypt's second-in-command. From that exalted position, he saved Egypt from a famine and in saving Egypt, saved that part of the world.

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 09:55

The will to truly change

One week into the New Year, much Jan. 1 resolve is flagging fast. What seemed so easy when greeting the New Year has now turned into the daily grind of fighting temptation. The reservoirs of willpower are draining at an alarming rate. It won’t be long before the healthy, svelte New You -- so clear in the mind’s eye -- will perish in the greedy grab for another donut. Or the heartfelt promise to rise early and knock out 30 minutes on the treadmill will be squashed with one thump of the alarm’s snooze button.

Thursday, 28 October 2010 06:47

Don't let Satan have Halloween

As a Baptist boy growing up in the South, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. It was the one time of year my preferred sins were sanctioned: gluttony (especially of the chocolate variety) and getting to dress up like a ghost or goblin. The latter allowed me to go public with the fact there was a dark side to my good-boy image.

I’ve been trying to sit out the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy. This is one of those toxic issues sure to contaminate anyone who touches it.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010 11:04

Whose God are we talking about?

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, bright and early at 8 a.m. sharp, I teach “Introduction to the Old Testament” at Mercer University. Recently, I gave my students an assignment: “When you say ‘God,’ Who or What do you mean? Write your answer in 25 words or less.”

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