Who am I?

Hello! I am the Rev. Dr. John Henry Bell, Jr. Call me “John.”

I live in the Washington Park area of Denver, Colorado, with my wife, Margaret, and beloved Rottweiler (formerly two Rottweilers!), who was adopted from the Denver Dumb Friends League.

I have been in ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA for over 25 years, and since the fall of 2000 I have served as senior pastor of the Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado, which is a large, lively, hopeful and spirited congregation. My degrees are from Wake Forest, Columbia Theological Seminary (Georgia) and Union Presbyterian Seminary (Virginia).  I am a theologian, a student of life, a citizen of the world and an avid sportsman, and I appreciate “all things bright and beautiful.”

Margaret and I have been married over 30 years. I enjoy work, art, running 1/2 marathons, skiing, golf, the Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, reading and riding my scooter.

You can contact me at: jhbelljr@gmail.com.

The Dogs    

3 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Our irritated Christo/liberal consciences are soothed by the prospect of “basic health care coverage for all.” Yet if we are honest, we must admit that we may be willing to settle for a level of care for others that we would never accept for ourselves or our families (perhaps on the quetionable premise that something is better than nothing?)
    Poor people’s clinics are usually pretty grim places (no Mayo they!). Sure there are some shining exceptions to the rule, and yes we’d hope that new legislation would incentivize the exception rather than the rule, and of course just because the standard of care may be shaky is not enough reason not to enact a law to provide care for sick people.
    But at the same time, let’s be enough in touch with our fallen selves (sorry, that’s my theology) and sufficiently humble to be troubled by, and even embrace, the ambivalence and the nuance.

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