Robert Heerspink

Rev. Robert Heerspink is a native of west Michigan. He completed his undergraduate studies at Calvin College and holds the degrees of Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Calvin Theological Seminary. He has also received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Bob was ordained a minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church of North America in 1979, and has 26 years of parish experience, having served four churches throughout west Michigan. He was appointed the Director of The Back to God Hour in 2006. Bob has written several resources related to congregational stewardship, including the book, Becoming a Firstfruits Congregation. He is a regular contributor to TODAY, the monthly devotional of The Back to God Hour. Bob is married to Edith (Miedema) and they have three children. His hobbies include reading fictional and historical works, watersports, and occassional golfing.

  • Power To Forgive

    March 15, 2009

    THE TOUGH WORK OF FORGIVENESSForgiving others doesn’t come easy to me. And I wouldn’t be surprised if forgiveness doesn’t come easy to you as well. ...

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  • Can I Break Free Of My Addictions?

    November 30, 2008

    WHAT CONTROLS YOUR LIFE?She sat in my study, not knowing what to make of her life. She told me she loved her husband. But over the course of their ...

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  • Beyond Guilt—To Forgiveness

    November 23, 2008

    "NOW I HAVE GUILT"It’s not likely I know you personally. But I think I can still tell you something about yourself. It’s quite likely that right now ...

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  • Do I Dare Let You Know The Real Me?

    November 16, 2008

    MASKMAKING My wife has taught middle school art for almost thirty years. She is among those in the teaching profession that love working with middle ...

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  • Are Christians Intolerant People?

    November 9, 2008

    A HISTORY OF INTOLERANCEI was in Cairo a couple years ago. My host graciously showed me around the city. One of our stops was the citadel of Saladin, ...

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  • Rules Or Relativity

    May 25, 2008

    THE QUESTIONOver my 25 years in parish ministry, I’ve met with countless people and listened to their personal stories. You know, a lot of people ...

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  • Making Sense Of The Spirit World

    May 18, 2008

    THE REALM OF THE SPIRITI was staying in downtown Chicago not long ago at one of the historic hotels in an area that’s known as "The Loop." The tower ...

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  • Beyond Enlightenment

    May 11, 2008

    NOT THE WAY ITS SUPPOSE TO BEIn his book, Not the Way It’s Suppose to Be, Neal Plantinga relates an episode from the film, Grand Canyon. A lawyer ...

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  • Facing Up To God

    May 4, 2008

    TAKING TIME FOR GOD In his recent book, The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs tells of visiting the New York City Atheists Club. Yes, one ...

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  • New Age: Really New? Or Really Old?

    April 27, 2008

    ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY I don’t know your name, but I do wonder whether, when it comes to religion, whether you are like a certain person by the name ...

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