Nurture Faith


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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Nurturing Faith with Harry Emerson Fosdick

Faith As A Personal Adventure “Religion at its source is personal adventure on a way of living. A new idea of life’s spiritual meaning, incarnate in a leader, summons men, and they cut loose from old entanglements and try the challenging venture.” [i] Adventurous Religion, Harry Emerson Fosdick “This is my commandment: love each other…

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A Radiant Life

“There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. He came to Jesus at night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him.” John 3:1,2 (Common English Bible) I never…

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Tears in a Bottle

“You yourself have kept track of my misery. Put my tears into your bottle – aren’t they on your scroll already?”  Psalm 56:8 (Common English Bible)   Many of us have a bucket list – a list of experiences we would cherish before death. They require no explanation to others, no defense. They are deeply…

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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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About Me

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.