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‘We weren’t arrested — we were rescued’

By simply sharing their heartrending personal stories Friday night, two inmates at the nearby Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women hit just the right note near the close of the 2019 College Conference at Montreat.

Bread, oil and resurrection

Touching once again on the theme of a God who draws the circle wider than we might expect or be comfortable with, the Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle on Thursday took worshipers attending the 2019 College Conference at Montreat through the 1 Kings 17 account of Elijah, the widow of Zarephath (Queen Jezebel’s hometown) — and the widow’s son, whom God through the prophet restores to life.

The early 20s — the perfect age for leadership

Eboo Patel, an interfaith leader in his own right, told the 1,000 or so Presbyterian students attending the 2019 College Conference at Montreat Thursday stories of how his friends, colleagues and mentors are using innovation and chutzpah to bridge religious divides and even save lives when government can’t.

Giving God a divine shout-out and a high five

When we see the world through the eyes of love, compassion and mercy – the way the Good Samaritan did – it’s like giving God a divine shout-out and a high five.

Montreat College Conference calls students ‘home’

With ‘Home’ as its theme, the 2018 Montreat College Conference concluded last week urging students and their ministry leaders to consider the many ways the word ‘home’ impacts their lives. “What makes a place home? What does it mean to leave home?

New Madison, Wisc., young adult ministry to debut in 2018

Not unlike many urban centers around the nation, Madison, Wisconsin is undergoing what can only be called a renaissance. Lured by work in the healthcare technology and other industries, hundreds of young adults are pouring into the downtown area to work and live in the transformed environment of housing, shopping and recreation.

UKirk opens coffee shop ministry

Meeting for coffee is a Presbyterian tradition. Whether it’s in a fellowship hall, a Sunday school room or a hip espresso shop, coffee and community are often connected. First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is hoping that a new coffee shop will help connect college students from the University of Alabama with Christ. Named UPerk, the venture is an outreach of the UKirk program, a ministry that seeks to empower members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) engaged in campus ministry.

Montreat College breaks ties with Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

President says relationship no longer compatible with the college’s mission by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE – Higher education is the oldest form of Presbyterian Church mission beyond the congregation. And true to the Reformed tradition’s spirit of free inquiry, the Presbyterian Church never prescribed what any of its related schools had to… Read more »