Where Is the Sense of Vocation in Roger Cohen’s Writings?

A prior post provided a positive review of Roger Cohen’s comments about life and death in his New York Times columns. While reaffirming that assessment, his selected comments in that review do not directly express a sense of vocation. Perhaps there are other columns that do just that. If so, I would appreciate someone pointing … Continue reading Where Is the Sense of Vocation in Roger Cohen’s Writings?

My Vocations

The words and music about vocation at the January 26th and February 9th worship services at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church have inspired my general thoughts about vocation set forth in a prior post. Now I reflect on my own vocations. Until I was in my early 40’s, I had no religious beliefs after high school … Continue reading My Vocations

Other Scriptural Passages About Vocation

The subject of vocation returned to Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church on February 9th. A prior post examined the service’s music on the subject, and the bulletin and an audio and video recording of the service are online.[1] The sermon that day was “What Happens When Jesus Calls?” by Rev. Dr. Timothy Hart-Andersen, the Senior Pastor, which … Continue reading Other Scriptural Passages About Vocation

Another Powerful Worship Service about Vocation

The February 9th worship service at Minneapolis Presbyterian Church again was focused on vocation. Only two weeks prior the service also was focused on vocation.[1] Music played an important role in the service, starting with these two organ preludes: “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult” was written by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927), a composer of … Continue reading Another Powerful Worship Service about Vocation

My General Thoughts on Vocation

In prior blog posts we have reviewed several facets about vocation from the January 26th worship service at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church.[1] Vocation also has been discussed by Frederick Buechner, an author and an ordained Presbyterian pastor. He said the word ‘vocation’ “comes from the Latin vocare, to call, and means the work a man is … Continue reading My General Thoughts on Vocation

“How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord”

As discussed in other posts, vocation or calling was the overall theme of the inspiring January 26th worship service at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church.[1] After the reading of the Scripture and the preaching of the sermon in the central part of the service—Listening for the Word—the last part was devoted to Responding to the Word. … Continue reading “How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord”

The Vocations of A Pastor and Her People

Vocation or calling was the overall theme of the inspiring January 26th worship service at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. Earlier posts have discussed two focal points of the first part of the service—Preparing for the Word. They were the Prayer of Confession and the Anthem based on “God Be in My Head” from the Sarum … Continue reading The Vocations of A Pastor and Her People

The Vocations of Tabitha, Peter, Lydia and Paul

Vocation or calling was the overall theme of the inspiring January 26th worship service at Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. Earlier posts have discussed two focal points of the first part of the service—Preparing for the Word. They were the Prayer of Confession and the Anthem based on “God Be in My Head” from the Sarum … Continue reading The Vocations of Tabitha, Peter, Lydia and Paul

Cuban Independent Media Reject Government’s Attacks on Press Freedom

On October 7, 2019, 19 members of Cuba’s independent media issued a joint declaration against the Cuban government’s attacks on press freedom.[1] “CONSIDERATIONS” “FIRST: Since January 2018, 183 attacks on journalists working in the country have been documented, . . . and in recent months there has been an ostensible increase in attacks;” “SECOND: These attacks are part of a … Continue reading Cuban Independent Media Reject Government’s Attacks on Press Freedom

Examination of the Actions of EchoCuba (a U.S. Nonprofit)

The Evangelical Christian Humanitarian Outreach for Cuba (ECHO Cuba), a U.S. nonprofit organization, has emerged as one that calls for close examination by U.S. citizens interested in U.S.-Cuba normalization and reconciliation. EchoCuba is active in Cuba, including successful public opposition to a provision of the then proposed new Cuban constitution and commenting on other controversial … Continue reading Examination of the Actions of EchoCuba (a U.S. Nonprofit)