Robert B. Sloan

Dr. Robert B. Sloan is president of Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Sloan and his wife Sue have seven adult children and more than 20 young grandchildren. He is an author, communicator, educator, and leader—all hats he has worn many times for a variety of reasons. These four areas represent life experiences that have provided him and his family with many memories. It is in the experiences of life that memories are made and lives are shaped.

Robert Sloan has a passion for Christian higher education and the spiritual formation of young people for the glory of God, which can be seen in both his professional and personal life.

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Meet Hamelin Stoop

This young adult fantasy series is Robert’s first step into writing fiction. The series chronicles the story of orphan Hamelin Stoop. His mother abandons him as a baby in a tomato box inside the screened porch of a children’s home. The staff at the orphanage name him Hamelin Stoop, but he grows up longing to learn his real name, find his parents, and thus discover his true identity.

  • The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge (Book 1)
  • The Lost Princess and the Jewel of Periluna (Book 2)
  • The Ring of Truth (Book 3) – Now Available!

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The Story of the Bible

Do you want to enhance your understanding of Biblical scripture? Do you have a desire to attend a seminary class but can’t commit to a set schedule? Are you preparing to teach a church class and want to add a fresh perspective to your lesson or study?

Robert Sloan has partnered with LifeWay’s WORDsearch Bible to produce The Story of the Bible, an online certificate video course that is part of HBU’s Certificates of Study coursework. The Story of the Bible covers Genesis to Revelation and is meant to enhance your understanding of the Bible as a whole.

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Houston Baptist University

Dr. Robert B. Sloan has served as the president of Houston Baptist University since September 1, 2006. Under Dr. Sloan’s visionary leadership, the University is experiencing unprecedented growth as he and his administrative team work to implement HBU’s twelve-year vision, The Ten Pillars:  Faith and Reason in a Great City.

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Hope: When a Heart Looks Forward

Hope: When a Heart Looks Forward

Followers of Christ are a people looking forward to a coming day of salvation. We commonly think of salvation as an accomplished act of God brought about by the things that happened in connection with Jesus, particularly his death and resurrection. References to these...

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When a Story Isn’t Finished

When a Story Isn’t Finished

Do you remember the legend of the Pied Piper? It’s a story that emotionally captivated me as a youngster. I was attracted to many stories of myth and magic, but it was this story that I longed to see finished. It is the story of the lost children of Hameln town. The...

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Lament and Worship in a Pandemic

Lament and Worship in a Pandemic

I was recently asked to comment on the appropriateness of lamenting as a Christian, given the stress people are under because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In short, lament is a very appropriate response to the cruel losses and hardships of these days. The Bible not only...

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