- 1999 6 Jun
Robert A. Briner, Sr.
1935 - 1999
The Christian world lost one of its great servant/leaders when my friend, Bob Briner, lost his battle with cancer sometime around midnight on Friday, June 18th.
Bob was a wonderful husband and father, a tremendously successful television and sports executive and an admired speaker and best-selling author. But more than that, Bob exemplified what it truly means to be a servant/leader. His books, in particular Roaring Lambs and The Management Methods of Jesus, had a profound impact on many, many lives, myself included. Bob had a God-ordained way of humbling and challenging me while still encouraging me to be all that God wants me to be... to make my life count for the kingdom... to be "salt and light".
As I have been reflecting for the past couple of weeks on the inevitablility of our losing this great man, these two verses kept coming to mind. They speak volumes about Bob's life and his contributions to so many.
In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. ~ Proverbs 12:28
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. - I John 2:17
Bob's life, work, words and Godly example will indeed live on for generations. He has impacted both my life personally and our culture (one person at a time) and I feel very blessed to have known him and to have had him call me a friend for the past five and a half years. He will be sorely missed... but we can also rejoice in the fact that he is now with his Heavenly Father and the One whom he so faithfully served on this earth.
In loving memory,
Vice President & General Manager, Entertainment
Should your life have been touched by the writings and ministry of Bob Briner, in lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to either of these two scholarship funds:
The Robert A. Briner, Sr. Writer Scholarship Fund
Office of Advancement
Greenville, IL 62246
Roaring Lambs Scholarship
Office of Advancement
Spring Arbor College
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
The Music Channel at crosswalk.com was privileged to have Bob Briner as a regular monthly columnist for the past seven months with his Roaring Lambs column. Please read any of his columns by clicking below.
Roaring Lambs (intro)
Immersing Christians Into The Arts
Roaring Lambs - Vacuum
A Peacock at the Crossroads
The Politicization of Christian Radio
A Different Kind of Class
Sense and Nonsense
Become more acquainted with Bob's challenging and inspiring books by visiting your local Christian bookstore or by clicking on the titles below:
Management Methods of Jesus
Management Methods of Jesus (2 audio cassettes)
Business Basics from the Bible
Leadership Lessons of Jesus
More Leadership Lessons of Jesus