Category Archives: President’s Page

“Take my silver and my gold, Not a mite would I withhold.”

A Reflection on Mark 10:17-31 Money, money, money, money, money:  Jesus never had any in his pockets, but he knew what would happen to our hearts if we kept our hands clutched too tightly around ours.          Money—whether people earn it legally or on the streets, if it becomes your reason to […]

Singing the Faith

The Christian’s Life in Hymns By the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin We know a sound when we hear it. We can tell the difference between a toddler’s giggle and a teenager’s cry of despair, between an angry husband’s “harrumph” when he slams the door and his sigh of deep relief when his wife welcomes him […]

Hearing, Believing, and the Call to Preach

But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How […]

Discerning a Call to Ordained Ministry

When do you hear it? How do you hear it? Why do you hear it? From whom do you hear it? What will you be doing if you do hear it? Seminarians and pastors often reflect on questions surrounding the meaning of a pastoral call. Call committees often ponder these questions from their varying perspectives […]