Category: Blog

Franciscan University: The Next Generation

As you have all heard by now, we have a new president at Franciscan University: Fr. Dave Pivonka. This is something many of us at FUS have been praying for, and it is such a joy to have it happen! I first met Fr.… Continue Reading “Franciscan University: The Next Generation”

Why No Meat?

This is more than an obligation. It is an opportunity to drive out demons and grow in holiness!

Introducing… Steubenville Worship!

This last weekend was not only the start of a new summer conference season, but the launch of a new ministry… Steubenville Worship! For over the past decade, I have led worship at the summer conferences as “Bob Rice and the worship team” or… Continue Reading “Introducing… Steubenville Worship!”

Ready… Set…

So far I’ve played guitar on an elliptical, played accordion on a treadmill, wore a tux while running, and almost hurt myself so badly I would have had to cancel the race. But the big finish is this weekend where I run 13.1 miles… Continue Reading “Ready… Set…”

Help Me Run Dirty! $10K in 10 Days!

I am trying to raise $10K in 10 days, looking for 100 people to give 100 dollars to Dirty Vagabond Ministries, a group of amazing people who are dedicated to transforming cities one kid at a time. To donate, go to https://www.crowdrise.com/dirtyvagabondpitt2018/fundraiser/therealbobrice Or, you… Continue Reading “Help Me Run Dirty! $10K in 10 Days!”

How The Last Jedi Restored My Faith in Star Wars

I love Star Wars. From the first time seeing “A long time ago” appear in blue letters on the movie screen, I was hooked. As a kid, I collected almost every action figure and play set that Kenner toys ever made. It captivated my… Continue Reading “How The Last Jedi Restored My Faith in Star Wars”

The Prodigal Son, with a Twist

I’m always grateful to be a part of the #sharejesus video series, produced by Redeemed Online. I’m also really glad that after I did the video they took a nice picture of me (which you can see on this site), since I’ve yet to… Continue Reading “The Prodigal Son, with a Twist”

In memoriam of my beard, 2004-2016

“Hey, where’s the beard?” I’ve been getting that question a lot lately as I show up at different events. It is usually followed by, “Why aren’t you wearing a bow tie?” Fear not, citizens. The bow tie is alive and well. I wear it… Continue Reading “In memoriam of my beard, 2004-2016”

Grateful for the Steubenville Conferences

The fact that I’ve done over 140 Steubenville summer conferences really blows my mind.

When the Internet isn’t Enough

PHOTO: Me and Clayton Farris, who plays “Sonny”, on the “Ask J” set.  There was a time when adolescence was considered to be a moment of asking the Great Questions in life: Why am I here? What is my purpose? Why is there suffering… Continue Reading “When the Internet isn’t Enough”