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.

  • Doubting Mary

    December 9, 2007

    PEDESTAL PEOPLE Do you have any pedestal people in our life? Think for a moment about that. Are there any people you think have moved beyond the ...

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  • The Grip Of Grace

    November 11, 2007

    LOST AND FOUNDI read a story not long ago about a five—year old boy who was lost in the forests of the northwest. Rangers and volunteers conducted a ...

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  • God In The Valley

    October 14, 2007

    SHELDON AND DAVYHis name is Sheldon Van Auken. And he has written a book about a wondrous love story. You see, Sheldon fell in love with Jean Davis—a ...

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  • Home Again

    September 23, 2007

    LOOKING FOR HOMEA friend of mine who works as a Christian counselor told me that as we get older, we tend to talk more about the past. Why? Because ...

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  • The World In Which We Live

    August 26, 2007

    When I visited Indonesia this past year, I spent time in Jakarta, a city of 27 million. As I traveled the downtown, I noticed that many of those ...

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  • Big Things From Small Beginnings

    July 30, 2007

    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUEThe letter in the mail sounded too good to be true. “Yes, Mr. Heerspink, you have already won one of the following grand prizes: A ...

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  • Neighborly Questions

    July 1, 2007

    ON THE SEARCH FOR NEIGHBORSDuring the past year, I’ve traveled to some pretty interesting places on behalf of The Back to God Hour. I’ve walked the ...

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  • A Father's Love

    June 10, 2007

    RELATIONSHIPS ON THE ROCKSHave you ever failed to cultivate a friendship? You know how it goes. Life gets busy, and you have a hard time juggling all ...

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  • God's Gifts

    May 13, 2007

    RAISING KIDS: GETTING IT RIGHTRaising kids is tough work, isn’t it? In a recent ABC News poll, six of ten mothers stated that they worry about their ...

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  • Really Living

    April 15, 2007

    What motivates us to live the lives we do? What drives our decisions? Ernest Becker, in his book, The Denial of Death, argues that one of the reasons ...

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