Pastor's Desk Series

Pastor's Desk - Lent and War

Vladimir Putin seem to fit the profile of a bully;

A bully is one who insists on death before dishonour. Even when the action seems unpopular, inappropriate and irrational, it will still be pursued as to back down would be dishonour.  Putin has taken on a medium-size country and is beating them up not because of any great resources they have, because they are one of the poorest countries in Europe, but because of its location and history and geopolitical significance.

What are the issues behind this war?

Pastor's Desk - Overcoming online fatigue

Dear Friends,

I greet you well. It is almost two years now since Jamaica experienced patient zero infected with the Coronavirus. Since then, life for us has been completely transformed, disturbed or different. One of the ways we have all been affected is through reduced face to face activities and an almost dependence on online technology namely zoom, Facebook, YouTube etc. for worship and other meetings. 

Pastor's Desk - Journey into the New Year

Were not our hearts burning within us......? Luke 24:32

As you stand at this crossroads looking over your shoulders on the year behind you and walking hopefully into the unknown of the year ahead, my questions to you are how will you walk and with whom will you walk? 

Pastor's Desk - Lord Tech Me Your Path

Dear Friends

"Why I became a member of a church that turns out to be a cult"

Following our study on the cults two weeks ago. I’m led to say some more on this subject. This is more than a discussion on cults, but certainly highlights some aspect particularly that of a kind of profile of persons who are attracted to such groups. Who is attracted to cultic groups?

I don’t believe as a rule most people join a cult for the sake of doing so. But the group meets certain needs in the life of the adherents. What are these?


Pastor's Desk - Begin with Yes!

Beginning with yes, can make life less stressful for many of us. Beginning with yes is to assume that a task is possible, a goal can be accomplished and all that is needed is the will, creativity and support to make it happen.

Tracking the Legacy of Enslavement and Emancipation in the Covid-19 Century

“There is some small logic in placing the issue of Emancipation between two of the most deadly plagues which have assaulted our Caribbean peoples.” Presenting the virtual Emancipation Lecture on July 25, 2021, retired deputy principal, UWI, Professor Pedro L V Welch indicated that the choice of the title for his lecture is not accidental, as the first of these he noted, is the long sojourn of chattel enslavement on the socio-economic and cultural landscape of this region, the second, he indicated is the unwelcome visitor who, if we personify its existence, has long exceeded our expectations

Pastor's Desk - When a Widow is born

Usually, we think about babies being born. They come into the world, are nurtured, cared for, attended to until they reach maturity and a new cycle begins.

What happens when a widow is born? That person who was married to another and the other has departed due to COVID-19, accident or a deadly disease. Recently I have been faced with the phenomenon of widowhood as there are a few persons I have discovered have been 'born' into this unwelcome phase of their lives.

Pastor's Desk - Family

Dear Family I am happy to greet you again.

This month the light is focused on families. This is something we need to do all the time but especially this month we want to draw attention to our families. I speak of those within this church and those in the community.  My main concern with families biological and church at this time is essentially how grief is being experienced during this unusual period.