Welcome to McBurnett’s Musings, where I, Robert McBurnett, share scripturally inspired insights intended to affect your daily living. Each week (Tuesday mornings ~ 9:00 am), I post a musing on whatever strikes me as the weeks unfold through the prism of scripture – hence Exploring life as it unfolds in the context of scripture; finding meaning by heightening awareness of God in the day to day. I am continually amazed at how the ancient scriptures intersect with my life and current culture. Each Musing is grounded in scripture(s) that appears at the beginning of the day’s offering. I suggest you read the scriptures before diving into the Musing to generate maximum benefit.
My goals are to inspire new ways for you to see Christ working in your life and to share the discoveries I discover along Discipleship Road. If you seek new ways for the scriptures come to life in your daily living, this blog is for you.
Additionally, I draw your attention to the name of the site – McBurnett’s Musings. Each week I present the musings of a serious student, not the revelations of a seminarily trained theologian. These are the musings of a disciple of Christ, not Robert’s Revelations of Truth.
I was raised in the United Methodist tradition and my belief system has been shaped by a series of talented and compassionate preachers and pastors as well as the writings of great Christian writers such as Phillip Yancey, Frederick Buechner, Timothy Keller and Max Lucado. The theologian who has had the deepest impact on me is N. T. Wright whose thoughts and works appear here regularly.
I am a financial executive by training who has been studying and teaching Bible classes for over 30 years now. I started dabbling in writing which led to a series of weekly devotionals for a ministry retreat in which I was participating. When the retreat came to fulfillment in 2013, I was encouraged (arm-twisted) to continue writing and McBurnett’s Musings was born. In early 2016, I left the financial workforce and now devote myself to writing full-time. The fruit of that labor includes four books – Disciple is a Verb, Discovering Richness of Life Through Deeper Discipleship, Exploring Life in the Context of Scripture, Discovering Life Through Deeper Discipleship and Embracing Life in the Context of Scripture. All are available through Amazon (more detail can be found on the Robert’s Book page of this website).
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The most popular Musings to date include:
|Mephibosheth||(August 12, 2014)|
|Enduring Role Model||(August 7, 2018)|
|Hurricane Harvey, Another Reflection||(September 12, 2017)|
|Punching Holes in the Dark||(July 21, 2016)|
|Living the Clean Life||(January 26, 2016)|
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow me on Facebook and on Twitter at @rcmburnett .
I am a native Houstonian, now living in Sugar Land, Texas. I have resided in the Greater Houston area all my life, except for four years off to study at Texas A&M University.
Professionally, I enjoyed a 35+ year career that began at the international accounting firm now known as Deloitte. I served several Houston companies before landing the Assistant Controllership at Houston Sports Association (owner and operator of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros and operator of the Astrodome) where over the next 14+ years I rose to Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. I later served for 6+ years in a similar capacity for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. I also had the privilege of serving as CFO YES Prep Public Schools, Inc., a Texas open-enrollment charter school serving approximately 11,000 middle and high school students from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods on 12 campuses. Along the way I also had the privilege of leading the finance and operations teams for a major, two-campus church here in Houston. What a long, strange trip it’s been, indeed.
In 2000, I was graced to participate in the Walk to Emmaus – a spiritual encounter with the Living Christ. This was the turning point in my faith walk, when I shifted from following Christ to truly engaging in Christian Discipleship. I continue to be blessed by serving the Houston West Emmaus Community.
The greatest blessings in my life flow from my wife Christy, the most Christ-like person I have ever met. We have two adult children, Jaclyn and Rob.
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