Down from the pulpit

This article was first published in Ministry Magazine (June 2008), an international journal for pastors of all faith.

After I had finished preaching, a woman of about 35 approached me and confessed, with tears, that she had been committing sexual sin. After all these years, after all the sermons that she had heard me preach, she continued in this practice. She had felt bad but couldn’t let

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Pastoral fatigue–you can live with it

This article was first published in Ministry magazine (April 2006), an international journal for pastors of all faith.

You have been a successful pastor. In the years you have been in ministry, you have done everything possible to make your church the ideal one. You have spent several hours a day in preparing for the Sabbath sermon, and in turn you have received your congregation’s appreciation. After

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Moltmannian theology on the resurrection and hope

The resurrection and hope has been a conjoint theological theme that has dominated the studies of eschatology since the mid twentieth centuries. Considered as “one of the most influential of contemporary German protestant theologians, in the non-Western as well as the Western world, and in wider church circles as well as in academic theology”1 the father of the theology of hope, Jürgen Moltmann got public attention when

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