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 Richard Blaine Robison, M.A., M.R.E.

About the Author

Richard B. ("Blaine") Robison was born and raised in New Mexico and graduated from Roswell High School in 1964. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion (1970) and a Master of Arts in Christian Education (1983) from Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California. Mr. Robison also earned a Master of Religious Education (1985, cum laude) from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

From 1984 to 1990 Mr. Robison served on staff as Associate Director with Christian Justice Center (aka "Christian Conciliation Service") in the Kansas City metro, and then as Executive Director from 1990 until his retirement in 2006. The parachurch ministry changed its name to Christian Legal Resources in November 1999.

As Associate Director Mr. Robison developed a discipleship program for marriage reconciliation and provided biblical conflict counseling to scores of couples in divorce crisis. Through biblical teaching he assisted over 50 couples in divorce crisis to reconcile and restore their marriages. Mr. Robison also served as a mediator and arbitrator in legal disputes, including a few court appointments by request of the parties. Mr. Robison's ministry then expanded to offer consultation and training to local churches in biblical peacemaking, organizational conflict management and risk management. Mr. Robison was also instrumental in organizing the first formal Christian lawyer referral program in the nation. Upon his retirement the Christian Legal Society presented Mr. Robison with a Lifetime Achievement Award for "excellence in honoring Christ in the legal community."

From 2006 to 2014 Mr. Robison served as an instructor in the Kansas City Nazarene School of Ministry, affiliated with Nazarene Bible College, and taught courses in Bible, Christian Education, Christian Ministry, Ethics, and Pastoral Care and Counseling. The School of Ministry offers courses designed to help ministerial candidates satisfy the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Robison has wide experience in congregational ministry over the past 40 years. He has served in various church leadership positions, including Director of Christian Education (paid staff), Church Music Director and Choir Leader (paid staff), Sunday School Superintendent, Vacation Bible School Director, Divorce Recovery Ministry Leader, Women's Support Group Ministry Leader, and Watchmen Intercessory Prayer Ministry Coordinator, has taught all age levels of Sunday School and conducted training clinics for Sunday School teachers.

In 2006 Mr. Robison completed 26 years of service in the U.S. Army, including nine years of active duty and 17 years in the Army Reserve. He graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1973, was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps and served in various logistics assignments, including company commander and battalion commander. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit (Legionnaire), Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachute Badge. The Department of Defense also awarded him the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal in recognition of his service to the community through Christian Legal Resources.

Although retired Mr. Robison continues to be active in Bible research, commentary writing and teaching. Mr. Robison and his wife live in the Greater Kansas City area and worship at both a Church of the Nazarene and a Messianic Jewish Congregation.

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