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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“ ‘Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves.’ ” Matthew 11:28, 29 (Common English Bible) In the deepest disquiet of the day I am…Keep reading
“‘I really thought that I ought to oppose the name of Jesus the Nazarene in every way possible. And that’s exactly what I did in Jerusalem. I locked up many of God’s holy people in prison under the authority of the chief priests. When they were condemned to death, I voted against them. In one…Keep reading
“Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ ” Luke 11:1 (Common English Bible) Some years ago I returned home from a business meeting in South Carolina. After claiming my baggage at the Tampa International Airport I…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.