Paul Hooker

Paul Hooker

Paul Hooker is an honorably retired Presbyterian minister and former associate dean at Austin Seminary. He is the author of two volumes of poetry as well as other works in biblical studies and Presbyterian polity. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Hero worship

Guest commentary by Paul Hooker As I write these words, the news is coursing around the internet that Simone Biles, American gymnast..

Passing Things

A generation goes, a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:4 The sun rises against its will would choose the..

Like the Son

Like the son who takes his share, and wanders from his place, so we your wandering children here would yearn to sing..


Susan Baller-Shepard Finishing Line Press, 102 pages Susan Baller-Shepard’s “Doe” is a striking poetry collection. I was captured by this slender (66..


  Nothing happens in this room. That is why we come. Pews have ceased to creak beneath their burden. Elders summing up..