Sermons for the Separated

by Donald F. Megnin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781490773506
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781490773513

About the Book

The book is for those persons who have become somewhat disenchanted with the portrayal of religion as the end all answer to all of their most important questions relating to life and its peculiarities. Hence, an attempt has been made, after spending years in Seminary (Boston University) and working as an assistant to a pastor at a large Community Church in the Syracuse area. The book attempts to address those types of concerns and issues which have proved so challenging to persons who have begun to form their own opinions about topics which all persons confront over the course of their lifetimes.

About the Author

Donald F.Megnin grew up on a dairy farm at R. D.#1 Chittenango, New York, attending Fayetteville Junior-Senior High School from 1934-1946. After working on the farm during World War II until 1950, it was then that he learned that the father of a friend of his from high school had died and left money in his will for him to go to college. He then attended Syracuse University and worked part time at the DeWitt Community Church as a student intern during his last two years of college under the direction of Dr. Alexander C. Carmichel. Upon completing his degree, he was asked to represent the Syracuse-In-Asia Association of Syracuse University for two years teaching English at Chulalongkorn University to Thai students in Bangkok, Thailand. Upon completion of his overseas assignment, he returned to the DeWitt Community Church and worked for one year before attending the Boston University School of Theology completing his degree in theology in 1960. He was then assigned as the pastor of the First Ward United Methodist Church at 510 Bear Street in Syracuse, New York. While serving as the pastor of this church, he was granted permission to attend the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs on a part time basis during which time he completed his Master’s Degree in International Relations. Upon receiving a full time scholarship from the Cokesbury Foundation for full time graduate study, he resigned his pastorate and became a full time graduate student in the Maxwell School in Political Science and Public Affairs. Upon completing his research courtesy of the Shell Foundation on German Economic Assistance to India from 1955 to 1965, he was hired by Slippery Rock State College (now a University since 1970) to teach international politics and to develop their international program for foreign and American students. He and his wife, Julia, have two sons, one of whom lives in Long Beach California and the other in Cherry Creek Village (Denver), Colorado with their families. Since his retirement in 1994, he has written eleven books on a variety of subjects. He and his wife live in the Nottingham Retirement Community in Jamesville, New York.