21st Century Ministry: Pulpits and Prayer Life

More than twenty years ago, when I was training to become a minister shortly after I obtained my doctoral degree from Harvard University, I learned an important concept still applicable today. In preparing a sermon to preach, the minister studies in two ways: one way to prepare the sermon, the other to prepare the preacher.… Continue reading 21st Century Ministry: Pulpits and Prayer Life

Thoughts for the New Year

A new year brings new opportunities for achievements, for joy, for receiving blessings and bestowing blessings on others (Psalms 126). For many people, 2020 was a difficult year, and 2021 brings the promise of a better future. The sun sets on New Year’s Eve and rises on New Year’s Day, and one year turns into… Continue reading Thoughts for the New Year

Holiday Blessings

Today marks the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the United States. In a world that has experienced the challenges of a pandemic this year, words like thankful, grateful, and blessed may seen foreign. Holidays are filled with traditions and expectations, but no one year tells the story of a holiday celebration. Similarly, no… Continue reading Holiday Blessings