OUR CURRENT ISSUE — JUNE/JULY 2017
‘Go into all the world’
Jesus’ words recorded in Mark 16:15 commanded the disciples to go everywhere and preach the gospel to all creation. For 180 years, Presbyterian World Mission has taken this mandate to heart. This issue of Presbyterians Today proudly celebrates their many achievements and milestones, and the print edition contains a special foldout section honoring World Mission’s work. Read digital edition
Featured Stories from this Issue
Socially responsible investing
The PC(USA)’s Office of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement offers a lot of excellent advice for congregations and individuals about faith-based investment options.
Opioid addiction and the church
This form of drug addiction is sweeping the nation, but many religious leaders and church members don’t want to — or don’t know how to — face the problem.
Practicing civility in polarized times
We can be baptized in the same font, sit in the same sanctuary and still be sharply divided politically. Here’s how some PC(USA) leaders are thinking about living out our unity in diversity.
Spotlight on leaders
Betty Tom cried the first time she saw a woman preach. She knew then that God was calling her to the pulpit.
Go Figure: Local churches do mission in partnership
Our most popular mission destinations, hopes and focuses.
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