I hope everyone is still feeling the joy of our Holy Week and Easter celebrations.Thanks to everybody who participated. Special thanks to our music ministry andto Hal Wood, for the preparing the cemetery for our Sunrise service.Remembering what Christ did for us is so good for our well-being. We are reminded to have faith in God, who loves us and is always with us. As we continue to grow in faith, it is imperative that we study the Bible.
This month we have a special guest to help us in that endeavor. The Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, the 7th President and Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology (CST) will be preaching on May 4th at our worship service. Claremont School of Theology is my alma mater. CST is fully recognized and approved as one of the thirteen official theological schools of The United Methodist Church,
with close relationships with other Protestant denominations, especially the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
President Kuan began his tenure at CST on July 1st, 2013. Before coming to CST, he was Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible of the Theological School at Drew University from 2011 to 2013. He earned his PhD in Old Testament studies at Emory University.
Dr. Kuan’s research and teaching interests include ancient Israelite and Near Eastern history, Asian and Asian American hermeneutics, the Book of Job,as well as approaches to biblical instruction for the churches. Dr. Kuan previously served on the faculties of Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California from 1991 to 2010. He also served as Old Testament Editor for the multi-volume New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible from 2006-2009. He was a member of the Council of the Society of
Biblical Literature from 2007-2012. We are so blessed to have President Kuan as our guest on May 4th. Please invite your family and friends to come and be a part of this momentous worship service.