Posts Tagged 'From the pulpit'

From the Pulpit: Strive to be humble

From the Pulpit: Strive to be humble

Everyone knows that, to get ahead in life, to climb the corporate ladder and become successful in whatever you’ve set your sights, there are certain things you must do. You need an impressive resume or portfolio indicating that you have the right credentials. It also helps to network and connect with the folks who can help get you to where you are trying to go. As my father was fond of saying, “It’s not always what you know but who you know!”

From the Pulpit: Stubborn hope

From the Pulpit: Stubborn hope

I was leading a meeting with all of the vice presidents of our seminary, but I could think about only one thing — my teenagers. My wife and I had been up late the previous night having the “these are our values talk” with one of them. Again.

Rev. Marvin McMickle: Our exceptional tolerance for poverty

Rev. Marvin McMickle: Our exceptional tolerance for poverty

The liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez once observed: “We should not begin with simply doing theological reflection and writing. We should begin with a political commitment to the poor and the needy.”

Theology should arise out of our own personal commitment to justice and equity. Anyone doing theological reflection whether in the form of classroom teaching, pulpit preaching or writing books or articles must do so with that challenge in mind.