I took early retirement from pastoral ministry in the CRC after serving 13 years with CRWM. My wife, Diana, is teaching in a private Christian schol in Seoul, Korea. I have returned to Canada ecause of health problems. Diana continues to teach in Seoul
We came to Korea because our son, Liam is in Korea, with his wife, Rachel (HeEun) and our grandson, Evan Onyu.
Reading theology (T.F. Torrance's writings fascinate me right now), Christian philosophy (Woltersdorf especially), Christian approcahes to politics and economics. Listening to music ( from Classical to Folk Rock, to Celtic Rock to Afro-Celtic, to Asian, to African to New Age instrumentals (my favorite musician right now is the Japanese musician Kitaro)). Watching BBC news on t.v.. Engaging in dialogue with friends on Facebook.
A thorough grounding in how to handle conflict in the congregation would be very valuable.
Something to help ministers avoid preaching "slef help" sermons, yet incorporate good principles...
The Jesse tree is a wonderful Idea that helps us celebrate the season of Advent. I wonder if, instead of wishing everyone a Merry Christmas during Advent, we could wish each other Thoughtful...posted on: Special Events: Advent
It's important to emphasize that Baptism is a means of Grace, and that the movement is from God to the child, family, and congregation. Baptism is not about our profession of faith but God's Grace...posted on: Celebrating Baptism