|1.||Speak and Live as if Easter is Always Upon You|
By: Jerrod Hugenot Easter is not just this one Sunday. It marks the beginning of disciples who do not fear but move forward in the confidence of a faith that summons them away from familiarity and indifference.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:47 am
|2.||Churches Handle Change by Learning to Take Risks|
By: Jerrod Hugenot All churches have to deal with change. If they don't, they're left on the sidelines. How they learn to thrive, to become more resilient to challenges, will be a matter of learning how to risk and live to tell about it.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, March 31, 2017 5:35 am
|3.||Explorations in Baptist History: Adam Clayton Powell Sr.|
By: Jerrod Hugenot Abyssinian Baptist Church is among the great congregations to rise up and minister to the urban multitudes in the history of New York City churches. One of its most visionary pastors was Adam Clayton Powell Sr.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:19 am
|4.||Ways to Worship When Christmas Day Falls on Sunday|
By: Jerrod Hugenot With a low church attendance expected when this Christmas Day arrives on a Sunday, what can smaller churches do? One solution could be this different way to try out a Christmas Day hymn sing.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, December 16, 2016 6:15 am
|5.||Why Churches Must Take the Right Kind of Risks|
By: Jerrod Hugenot Taking risks can be good. When churches feel more like circling the wagons than trying anything approaching adaptive change, it shows throughout their ministry and the way they share the gospel.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, June 24, 2016 6:47 am
|6.||Even as Congregations End, the Church Continues|
By: Jerrod Hugenot Every church will one day come to an end of their ministry. While it's hard for local congregations to accept that their ministries are concluding, the universal church will continue.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, May 27, 2016 6:01 am
|7.||Why Women Matter in Church Leadership|
By: Jerrod HugenotWhile some Baptists claim that women should not be in church leadership, especially pastoral ministry, the truth is that without their leadership and commitment, churches would not have much left.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Monday, May 2, 2016 5:14 am
|8.||Glossing Over Pain and Loss Leading Up to Easter|
By: Jerrod HugenotWe try our best to pretend that death's sting can be avoided, and we treat Holy Week the same way. We gloss over the pain and loss so we can fast forward to the giddy heights of resurrection morn.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:50 am
|9.||In Fractured Times, Don't Take Your Eyes Off the Prize|
By: Jerrod HugenotZephaniah, a biblical prophet, spent much of his time railing against the excesses of the day. We live in no less fractured times. Zephaniah reminds people of faith to keep our eyes on the prize.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:47 am
|10.||Advent: Being the Church Expectant|
By: Jerrod HugenotThe Sundays of Advent are a time not to be the church complacent, but the church expectant, acting out in the here and now the fullness of the gospel that shapes us.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, December 4, 2015 6:41 am
|11.||Why Your Church Must Affirm Ministry of Many, Not One|
By: Jerrod HugenotWe talk about ministry as a vocation, but the word "vocation" was not meant only for the ordained pastor. Every Christian is called to be a minister, and Baptists affirm the priesthood of all believers.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, November 20, 2015 5:35 am
|12.||Pope Calls Attention to Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton|
By: Jerrod HugenotIn Pope Francis' speech before the Congress, he offered a word of gratitude for the lives of four notable Americans: a Baptist, a president and two Catholics - Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Monday, September 28, 2015 6:49 am
|13.||How Your Beliefs Shape Your Relationships|
By: Jerrod HugenotOur beliefs and deeply held convictions influence our day-to-day living. And those same beliefs and convictions affect how we respond to others, those who are most unlike us.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:52 am
|14.||Your Church's Choice: Common Ground or Conflict|
By: Jerrod HugenotDiverse churches have many opportunities to become a stumbling block. The challenge is not to decide who is right or wrong, but whether or not they begin from a place of common ground.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:34 am
|15.||When People of Faith Connect Faith, Social Justice|
By: Jerrod HugenotCatholics and Baptists have both had varying levels of embrace for connecting faith and social justice. It's ultimately gratifying to see people of faith share abundance where scarcity might reign.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Thursday, July 16, 2015 5:17 am
|16.||Can You Still Be Social in This Social-Media Era?|
By: Jerrod HugenotLiving in a 24/7 communication world, we are able to connect with people on an unprecedented level. However, social media runs the risk of turning us inward and separating from community.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Monday, March 30, 2015 12:00 am
|17.||Profiles In Goodwill: Jerrod Hugenot|
By: EthicsDaily StaffJerrod Hugenot, associate executive minister for the American Baptist Churches of New York State, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Scripture is The Prodigal Son in Luke 15.
EthicsDaily Staff / Published Friday, March 6, 2015 6:35 am
|18.||Where Will Your Church Be When 2030 Arrives?|
By: Jerrod HugenotHow has your church changed during the last 15 years, and where will your church be 15 years from now in 2030? That 15-year span may seem like an eternity, but churches must look forward and prepare to adapt.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 6:08 am
|19.||4 Ways Your Church Can Pay Your Next Minister Fairly|
By: Jerrod HugenotUnless they make an intentional effort, many churches set salary and compensation for their pastors in a vacuum. Here are steps you can take to ensure you offer a fair paycheck.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Monday, September 15, 2014 6:26 am
|20.||Church Closings Bring Sadness, Can Also Bring New Hope|
When a church building must close, the decision must not be taken lightly. Church members are losing a part of their identity. Think about ways to find hope amid the grief and honor the legacy.
Jerrod Hugenot / Published Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:39 am
|21.||The Sons of Entitlement|
Only when we find the way of humility and seek to serve and not to be served will we be able to be what Henri Nouwen called, “wounded healers,” servants of God in this world.
Keith Herron / Published Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:54 pm
|22.||Ethics of Blogging|
In the past couple of years, the Web log, or "blog," has arisen as a new tool for communication. Sometimes, blogs and their writers, called "bloggers," utilize this online diary to record the mundane details of life share thoughts, or simply have an outlet for opinion.
Jerrod H. Hugenot / Published Monday, November 7, 2005 12:00 am