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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.
After seminary Mr. Robison served 21 years in a parachurch ministry devoted to biblical justice and peacemaking. 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 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 an educational ministry affiliated with Nazarene Bible College (Colorado Springs, CO), and taught courses in Bible, Christian Education, Christian Ministry, Ethics, and Pastoral Care and Counseling. The courses were part of a program designed to help ministerial candidates satisfy the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. During this time Mr. Robison taught the first ever college-level Bible course at the Federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS.
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 enlisted in 1972, graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1973, and was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps. He then 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 his parachurch ministry.
Although retired Mr. Robison continues to be active in Bible research, commentary writing and teaching. Mr. Robison and his wife worship at both a Church of the Nazarene and a Messianic Jewish Congregation.