A new edited book, Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Philadelphia: Judson Press) will be released October 20, 2015.
This is a special book as it was written in part to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Korean American Presbyterian Clergywoman (2015). Therefore, help us celebrate our anniversary and share the news of our book coming out this Fall.
A big thank you to all the writers who made this book possible. Also to those who helped fund this book through Pubslush, we are very grateful.
This is my latest for The Huffington Post. The post is about women of color clergywomen and ending discrimination.
The Women of Color will hold a Launch Event on October 17 and 18, 2014, at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, in Harlem, NY. All are welcome to attend. Please share this post with your church and friends.
FTE Leadership Forum was an excellent gathering. Here is my latest piece for The Huffington Post about FTE’s Forum in Chicago.
On average, church attendance is dropping in the majority of the congregations in many denominations. Some denominations, such as the Pentecostals are gaining ground, and some congregations are healthier than others within denominations. But the overall trend is that the older Continue reading
This is my latest for The Huffington Post. I will be attending a FTE Leadership Forum in Chicago from June 4-7, 2014.
Theology is an important area of study that is slowly being pushed to the margins. This may have some validity, except that allied studies and disciplines, such as music, literature, and graphic art is simultaneously being squeezed out of curricula. Institutions, Religion departments and Theology departments are losing funding and are shrinking. In Seminaries, if they are remaining healthy, it is due to shifting professional training from the pastoral to the clinical, creating professionals who treat people in much the same way as psychologists, rather than as spiritual directors or chaplains. Continue reading
The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) is at a new juncture in which it is looking at its past and reexamining itself so it can move forward. FTE is not alone as many theological seminaries, institutions, and organizations are also facing decision points rising from our changing society, its problems, and needs. At this crossroad, FTE, which has existed for the past fifty-nine years to support individuals exploring and Continue reading
Pastor James is not only studying but involved in his own community.
He writes, “TAFFN is an acronym standing for Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network….. an organization that several of us here in Tamaqua have initiated. TAFFN is an ecumenical Continue reading