Qoheleth (ko-HEHL-ehth) may seem like a strange name for a blog. It’s actually the name of a book in the Bible (you may know it as Ecclesiastes). The book is named after its protagonist. Often, it is translated as Preacher or Teacher. The name actually comes from a Hebrew word that means to assemble or gather.
I resonate a lot with Qoheleth. Like him, I am a preacher and a teacher. I have served as such for over 25 years at the same church on the San Francisco Peninsula. Like Qoheleth, I see a lot of people (myself included!) seeking for meaning in life in ways that make me cry out, “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” Finally, like Qoheleth, deep down I actually believe that meaning can be found in fearing God, working hard and enjoying the simple pleasures of daily life, which are all gifts from the hand of God.
I would like this blog to be a place where I gather meaningful thoughts on life, love and leadership as a human being and a follower of Jesus. These thoughts will represent an assembling of my own reflections, teachings, readings and writings. Besides being a pastor, I am a writer, a husband and a father. From time to time, I will share stories and reflections of my family, my friends, my church and my Lord. They are all very important to me. I am not sure if what I have to say is all that important, but I know that it is important for me to say it. I hope you enjoy Qoheleth!
October 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm
You forgot to mention good friend to many and Granpa!! Yay for Granparents Day.
October 25, 2012 at 6:10 am
Looking forward to your posts, Mark
November 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm
Looked up “qoheleth”. Timely, material concerns are always welcome under the illuminating examination of a pure heart seeking eternally relevant Truth. Ecclesiastes has a strangely deceiving calming assurance that the simplest God-centric walk brings the sweetest fulfillment. Funny how that works.
Enjoy you journey, Brother. A few may even watch where it leads…..
November 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm
Looked up “qoheleth”. Terrific idea & opportunity. Many will learn that simplicity of in/of life can be a highly desired state. Ecclesiastes so profoundly captures the essence of relational God-centered joy and freedom.
Enjoy your journey, Brother. Looking forward “peace in our time”
November 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm
Thank you for create the Qoheleth. Every Sunday, I looking forward to your preach. Now I can learning more from your blog. God blessing our preacher. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.