Blog – Hope from Hood

Stump The Pastor
in Hope from Hood, Updates

Stump The Pastor

I love good conversation, especially when it is about the deep, spiritual parts of life and faith. I actually enjoy struggling through tough issues, whether about God, life or the community around us. In fact,...

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22 May 2017
The Elephant in the Room
in Encouragement, God

The Elephant in the Room

Have you heard the one about the blind men and the elephant?  Actually there is an ancient Indian fable about six blind men describing an elephant after they have each touched a different part of the...

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18 May 2017
God, Our Mother
in God, Updates

God, Our Mother

Mother’s Day can be both a great day…and a difficult day. The church has too often only celebrated and honored the prototypical mother: a female with living, biological children. Last year at Hood, we celebrated...

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10 May 2017
Living Stones
in Church, Inspiration

Living Stones

I have a memory to share, and it begins with an ancient proverb: A rolling stone gathers no moss. Perhaps you have heard this old proverb credited to Publilius Syrus, a 1st century Latin writer who...

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09 May 2017
Hearing God's Voice
in Church, Updates

Hearing God’s Voice

We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context...

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02 May 2017
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