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Greetings From the Editor
March 9, 2016 – 10:39 pm | No Comment
Greetings From the Editor

by Jin Hee Han

Our spring issue of 2016 compels us to re-start our New Year with a reflection on creation. The theme has inspired poets and preachers, as well as the ancient rabbis who gave the theme the prestigious place at the beginning of the Bible. According to a legend, the book of Job was a contender as the head of the Bible, but the sages agreed that the story of the Bible should begin with creation, not with suffering. Firmly grounded in this tradition, many of our authors direct us to the first part of the book of Genesis.

In this issue on creation, we encounter voices that challenge us to learn to value the life of the oppressed for whom God cares. They tell us that God has created human beings in God’s own image, and that every person helps us see God in all spectrums of colors and physical manifestations.

Greetings From the Editor
November 19, 2015 – 11:31 pm | No Comment
Greetings From the Editor

by Jin Hee Han

The current issue showcases how the modern thrust of CONNECTIVITY may get into a delightful conversation with traditional theological affirmations, such as the incarnation as God connecting with us. As we browse through this issue, we will encounter witnesses to the reign of God, who guides us through messy confusion that has become all too common in human history.

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2015 – 6:01 pm | Comments Off on Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

Easter confirms the promise of transformation (metamorphosis). Nature has been transformed, and hope is renewed. Our preachers and theologians in this issue call upon us to dare to hope and pursue the path of transformation with a note that our posture is more of a receiver than of a maker of the change.

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2015 – 2:37 pm | Comments Off on Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

Our spring offering of 2015 brings together articles written by scholars and practitioners whose work can be nicely summed up as that of bridge-building. This theme is in line with the kind of service rendered for the reign of God by preachers of local churches, facilitators of lay empowerment, and others who are engaged in specialized ministries in our multifaceted society.

Our contributors to this issue may appear to be realists when they shed light on challenges that abound. Their key points, however, underscore that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through [God] who loved us” (Rom 8:37).

Letter to Readers
November 1, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off on Letter to Readers
Letter to Readers

by Jin Hee Han

This 2014 winter issue focuses on “birthing.” Our editorial team pored over titles that could capture our thrust for this Christmas issue. “Birthing” won the day for its unique capacity to link the solidity of a noun (“birth”) with the fluidity of a verb (“to give birth”). Modern linguists may frown upon an attempt to build a worldview—so tender and yet so firm—on a grammatical form; however, preachers may imagine a world in which life is both gift and giving.

From the Editor-In-Chief
August 1, 2014 – 1:39 pm | Comments Off on From the Editor-In-Chief
From the Editor-In-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

In this new issue, our authors challenge us to recognize that endurance signifies not so much hardness of certain situations but the hardiness of the faithful. They remind us of the grace of resilience. For that we are eternally grateful.

From the Editor-In-Chief
May 1, 2014 – 12:00 am | Comments Off on From the Editor-In-Chief
From the Editor-In-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

The self-portrayal of God in Exodus 15:26 is dear to my heart. In it, God says, “I am the LORD who heals you” (NRSV; emphasis added). The Semitic cognates of the verb used here suggest that the Hebrew may have included an underlying meaning of “stitching.” When we are broken and torn, the Lord stitches us and restores us to health. The Lord is our healer.

From the Editor-In-Chief
February 1, 2014 – 6:01 pm | Comments Off on From the Editor-In-Chief
From the Editor-In-Chief

by Jin Hee Han

Our first issue of this year sets the course for the year, centering on the theme of the DISCIPLE. Our authors in this issue guide us through many transforming venues in which we find ourselves as learners of the way of heaven. Jesus’ unparalleled teaching of loving enemies and his life-giving sacrifice on the cross abide as the mark and price of being a faithful DISCIPLE.

From the Editor-In-Chief
November 1, 2013 – 3:01 am | Comments Off on From the Editor-In-Chief
From the Editor-In-Chief

By Jin Hee Han

As our new issue on SUPERABUNDANCE comes to light, the fall season is firmly in place. It is the time of harvest with the bountiful gifts of heaven. Superabundance is a generous giver that gives without expecting anything in return. We are charged to be good stewards of the good news of the reign of God, from whom superabundance flows.

From the Editor-In-Chief
August 2, 2013 – 2:09 pm | Comments Off on From the Editor-In-Chief
From the Editor-In-Chief

By Jin Hee Han

This issue is packed with insights about the important theme of steadfast love. It translates the Hebrew ḥesed. Such a tiny term with a gigantic gist! Our readers will also detect the joy that our writers have embedded in their reflections on steadfast love. This fall issue of The Living Pulpit blesses our journey of faith as well as the time of our morning devotion when we start the day with hunger for the signs of God’s steadfast love in our daily life.

Letter From The Editor-In-Chief
May 2, 2013 – 11:22 am | Comments Off on Letter From The Editor-In-Chief
Letter From The Editor-In-Chief

By Jin Hee Han

Our 2013 summer issue is packed with blessings that center around the theme of hospitality. Authors for this issue come from many different backgrounds, but their contributions come together to make a chorus that calls attention to the centrality of hospitality in our faith walk. They help us to feel the warmth that hospitality generates, and their testimonies are a telltale sign that hospitality continues to be the mainstay of our communal life.

Letter From The Editor-In-Chief
February 1, 2013 – 3:09 pm | Comments Off on Letter From The Editor-In-Chief
Letter From The Editor-In-Chief

By Jin Hee Han

This issue brings proceedings of the Bible conference “In God’s Image” held at New York Theological Seminary on Monday, October 22, 2012. I am confident that this issue will capture the blessings poured out at the conference and transmit them to the wider community of The Living Pulpit.