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    Thinking, Praying, and Living Our Faith in God

    In November 2023, during the Moderator’s Conference of PC(USA), the Office of Theology and Worship embarked on a significant endeavor tied to our everyday responsibilities, as previously mentioned in one of our blog posts in November. At the conference, we delved into the themes of Thinking, Praying, and Living, emphasizing their profound importance in our mission and ministry. [...] I am delighted to share this reflection on our work three months after the Moderator's Conference, underscoring the interconnectedness of thinking Soul, praying Heart, and living within the Body of Christ. This frame is reflected well in our current Everyday God-talk blog “categories.” It is through this holistic approach that we…

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    Celebrating Everyday Heroes in Black History Month

    Today, as we kick off Black History Month, I want to bring attention to a significant initiative by PHS on their blog: the "African American Leaders" series, which was initiated in 2023. This project sheds light on the history of African American leaders in the PC(USA), depicting the everyday reality of these individuals within the denomination. While some are well-known figures, many are still to be recognized as extraordinary everyday heroes and saints in our church.

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    Racism as a Public Health Crisis

    In 2022, the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) reviewed, approved, and transmitted a resolution from the Racial Equity Advocacy Committee (REAC) identifying racism as a public health crisis. This resolution urged Presbyterians to raise their consciousness and awareness about this crisis's theological, bioethical, and public health perspectives and to respond with specific actions. The subsequent statement briefly delineates key theological and bioethical affirmations central to this crisis, aiming to heighten the church’s awareness. REAC monitored, reviewed, and revised the statement accordingly.

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    Prayers for the Unfathomable Humanity

    I’d never say that we must understand and forgive those who harm us physically, emotionally, and mentally, whether with or without harmful intent. I always ache and empathize with victims and survivors first, and that’s my usual tendency. However, this week, I found myself thinking about those who were forced and driven to choose to harm and end the lives of others. How can they do that? Are they human?

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    Seeing God in Sarang’s company to Pinto and Toby

    Hey there, wonderful Everyday God-talk community! 🌟 This week, let's take a moment to reflect on how we connect with the divine through our relationships with other living beings. And guess what? These beings don't have to fit into the traditional categories of "spouses," "partners," or "children." They can be our beloved furry friends - our cats and dogs. 🐱🐶 But today, I want to introduce you to a companion animal that's still somewhat unusual but gaining popularity - the charming hedgehog! 🦔

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    Psalmtember & Marcus Hong

    Ah, September, you enchanting month! It's that time of the year when we desperately try to grasp onto the fading warmth of summer while eagerly embracing the most charming season of all – autumn (if you're lucky enough to experience all four seasons). In many corners of the United States, September marks the return to school – a fresh start, a rekindling of connections, and a return to that familiar circle of friends, colleagues, and a home away from home, distinct from our summer retreats. Now, let me introduce you to our enthusiastic friend, Marcus Hong, who's declared a month ago, "It's that time again! Just a little over two…

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    Climate Justice and Evangelism Sunday 🌍🙏

    This past Sunday was truly a remarkable day for countless Presbyterians, each with their own unique reasons to celebrate. For some, it was a Sunday devoted to the pursuit of Evangelism, fueled in part by the tireless efforts of the dedicated individuals behind the ministry of Theology, Formation, and Evangelism within the Presbyterian Mission Agency. A heartfelt round of applause is in order for the incredible contributions to the Evangelism Sunday resources of Miatta Wilson, Nikki Collins, Carlton Johnson, and yours truly. 👏

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    Education and Laura Zhang Choi

    Hey there, meet Laura Zhang-Choi – a fantastic individual with a name that'll pique your curiosity if you're familiar with Asian surnames! As a fellow member of the Korean diaspora, I can tell you that her heritage is a beautiful blend of both Chinese and Korean roots. Laura was born into a Chinese diaspora family and found her love story with a Korean diaspora family. Yet, at the core of her being, she's all about being American, just like her entire family. Laura's on a mission to make her community shine brighter, and her secret sauce? A whole lot of love and a commitment to educating the children in her…

  • 2.b. Let it sing: General Assembly

    Presbyterians and the World’s Religions

    We’ve done a great job sharing the PC(USA) study document about antisemitism and Islamophobia at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Our discussion was super cool, with scholars and activists from different religious backgrounds, including Jewish and Muslim leaders. We really made some awesome connections with some amazing folks in this interreligious setting. Curious about what’s in that study document? Check it out here: Denouncing antisemitism and Islamophobia.And don’t forget to dive deeper into it with this article on Presbyterian Outlook. This document got the stamp of approval from the General Assembly of PC(USA), and the friends at GACEIR (General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations) decided to share…