All tagged Future

Uncertainly Certain

These last few days have been a whirlwind. While things have come together and we are almost ready to leave the country, I feel like we have left so many things unfinished. I was saying to a friend the other day that I don’t feel like we are leaving well. I wish that we had more time to say good-byes. I wish I had a completed thesis that was ready for submission. Everything is nearly finished, but few things are finished. That being said, I will have an opportunity to come back in the Fall and finish everything. Right now we have more important things to do.

A Reason to Hope

Every year around this time my denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), meets at its General Assembly (GA). During this time, I get reflective. I reflect on the state of the PCA. I reflect on how the Lord is preparing me even more to work in his church. I also reflect on the ways in which I was prepared to do this work before I even entered full-time vocational ministry. I am always amazed at how quickly I move from the organization of the PCA to specific people.

Memory and Hope

This week we have had the Croall Lectures at New College. The lectures were endowed by John Croall who died in 1872 and vested £5000 for the public lectures to take place. The lectures normally have theologians from the Church of Scotland, occasionally they are allowed to have someone else from another church. Over the years they have had people like: John Cunningham, H.R. Mackintosh, John Mackay, George Barclay, James Barr, Bruce McCormack, and Marilynne Robinson. This year we had Professor Werner Jeanrond, Master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford. He gave three lectures on 'hope'.