Called, Claimed, Known by Name and Sent in Exodus 3

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
8/26/2020

Like millions of students and teachers across the globe, three persons in my family and most in seminary are beginning class in late August in an online format. Instantly, faces pop up on screen in rectangles that remind me, and...

Midwifing God’s Intentions in Exodus 1

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
8/19/2020

This week’s Hebrew Bible lectionary reading from Exodus 1 is one of my favorites. It reminds me of my Facebook Live conversation a few weeks ago with the Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools,...

Congregation Faith Formation during a Pandemic with Rodger Nishioka

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
8/13/2020

Editor’s note: Each week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a Facebook Live conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve transcribed each charge...

Dogged Determination in Matthew 15:21-28

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
8/11/2020

Dog lovers as well as theologians have observed that humans typically do not choose strays. Instead, they adopt us. That seems to be the case in the Gospel lesson appointed for this Sunday, August 16: Matthew 15:21-28. Jesus compares a...

Courageous Leadership Matters with Rev. Stephen Lewis

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/29/2020

Editor’s note: Each week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a Facebook Live conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve transcribed each charge...

The Jacob of Genesis 32 and Congressman John Lewis

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/29/2020

“Time and again stories in the Hebrew bible invite us to imagine the many ways that people can partner with God in the management of chaos.” Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, professor of theology at Bellarmine University and my life-partner, writes this in...

Doug Oldenburg: Colleague in Covenant

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/23/2020

Doug Oldenburg’s list of life-changing leadership roles is long: husband, father, founding pastor, preacher, seminary president, grandfather, General Assembly Moderator, college board chair, community activist, and much more. However, I knew Doug as my friend. Sometimes lost in the Presbyterian...

Re-envisioning Theological Education with Frank Yamada

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/22/2020

Editor’s note: Each week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a Facebook Live conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve transcribed each charge...

Sourdough that Keeps on Giving: A Reflection on Matthew 13:33

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/21/2020

“God’s realm is like yeast a woman takes” is how I would translate Matthew 13:33. This verse, part of the lectionary Gospel lesson for July 26, caught my eye  or maybe my stomach because of the COVID shelter-in-place baking craze...

Bridging Church and Academy with Rev. Dr. Edwin David Aponte

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/15/2020

Editor’s note: Each week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a Facebook Live conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve transcribed each charge...