As Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, I am glad that you are spending the next few minutes nurturing your faith.
Dr. Doug Hood
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Happiness Begins Here
“Therefore, you should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you; this is the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 (Common English Bible) Recently I found something on Facebook that may interest you. “‘I suffered, therefore you must suffer, too’ is such an odd mindset to carry through life. I…Keep reading
When the Door Remains Closed
“Meanwhile, Peter remained outside, knocking at the gate.” Acts 12:16a Common English Bible Here is a story for everyone; a story of someone who tried and failed, but refused to give up. Peter was one of Jesus’ disciples. At a critical hour, he failed Jesus by denying him three times. But Jesus never failed Peter.…Keep reading
“Do you love life; do you relish the chance to enjoy good things? Then you must keep your tongue from evil and keep your lips from speaking lies!” Psalm 34:12, 13 (Common English Bible) It is a rhetorical question, of course. Who doesn’t want to be thoroughly alive, enjoying all the good things that life…Keep reading
What People Are Saying
“I lead a weekly men’s “breakfast” fellowship. These days it is on Zoom rather than in a restaurant, and that works out well since a few of our members are not in the area.
Not infrequently my lesson or devotional is reading something you have written. This morning’s was “Love Me Anyway” .
Using my very limited Zoom meeting hosting skills, I started the lesson by “sharing” my screen with a music video of Pink and Chris Stapleton singing the song, where the video portion showed the lyrics. Then I read your lesson. It was very moving and effective and sparked a really useful (and fairly lengthy – for us anyway) conversation about God’s love.
I just wanted you to know how much your inspired writings open our minds and hearts to understand more about God and our relationship with him. Thank you.”
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I have been the Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, Florida since 2012. I hold a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. I was the Moderator of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida and was a commissioner to my denomination’s General Assembly in 2014 and 2016. I am the author of several books including Nurture Faith: Five Minute Meditations to Strengthen Your Walk with Christ. I am married to Grace and have two children, Nathanael and Rachael.