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) which appear 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 my discoveries along Discipleship Road. If you seek new ways for the scriptures come to life in your daily living, this blog is for you.
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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 most deeply impacts 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. In early 2016, I left the financial workforce and now devote myself to writing full-time. The fruit of that labor includes six books – Disciple is a Verb, Discovering Richness of Life Through Deeper Discipleship, Exploring Life in the Context of Scripture, Discovering Life Through Deeper Discipleship, Embracing Life in the Context of Scripture , Cherishing Life in the Context of Scripture and Answering the Call in the Context of Scripture. All are available through Amazon (more detail can be found on the Robert’s Book page of this website).
The most popular Musings to date include:
|Mephibosheth||(August 12, 2014)|
|Enduring Role Model||(August 7, 2018)|
|Fanciful Flight||(August 19, 2014)|
|Wrestling With God||(January 17, 2014)|
|Power of Peter||(January 21, 2020)|
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow me on Facebook, as well as on Twitter at @rcmburnett .
I am a native Houstonian, and 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 an international accounting firm. I served several Houston companies before landing at the Houston Sports Association (owner and operator of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros and operator of the Astrodome) where I rose to Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. I later served in a similar capacity for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. I also had the privilege of serving as CFO for a Texas open-enrollment charter school system 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. In 2019 I was priviliged to experience a two-week field study in Israel. Both experiences significantly reshaped my faith walk.
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