Learning how to care

Caring for others is a habit to be learned. One of the hardest classes I took in seminary was not theology or philosophy.  It was not even Hebrew or Greek.  It was pastoral care. The aim of pastoral care is to teach students how to listen, confront conflict, counsel and give referrals, and have empathy.  In short, theContinue reading “Learning how to care”

Jonah the Cranky: Zapping People with God’s Wrath since 700 BCE

My name is Jonah, but some people call me Jonah the Cranky.  I’m not sure why.  Maybe it’s because I tell people that if they don’t get right with God, I’ll zap them with His wrath. Did I mention I’m a prophet?  Been one my whole life.  Once, in third grade, a little boy didn’tContinue reading “Jonah the Cranky: Zapping People with God’s Wrath since 700 BCE”