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PC(USA) seminary news

A compilation of news from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and other seminaries

Robert Day Miller dies at age 81

PC(USA) pastor, advocate and administrator challenged systems of discrimination by Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service The Rev. Robert Day Miller (1934-2016) passed away peacefully on May 3, 2016. A teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Miller served in various capacities in the church both pre- and post-reunion, for nearly 50 years. Born October 23,… Read more »

Founder/President of Children’s Defense Fund urges churches to be there for children in need

The best way to disrupt the cradle to prison pipeline is to be an advocate for children in need. That was the message from Marian Wright Edelman to attendees at last weekend’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering in Washington, D.C. The founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund says this country’s priorities about wealth and where those dollars should go are not in line with helping those living in poverty.

Logan Ellis receives 2016 Samuel Robinson Award

When the Rev. Dr. David B. McCarthy, professor of Religion at Hastings College (Nebraska), recommended to his student, Logan Ellis, that he apply for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Samuel Robinson Award—one requirement of which is to memorize and recite the Westminster Shorter Catechism in the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions—the college senior was game.

Presbyterian Study Grant allows Princeton seminarians to explore call to ministry

The couple, both raised in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations, met at University Ministries, a parachurch ministry at University Presbyterian Church for college students in Seattle, when they were undergraduates at the University of Washington. Dexter Kearny, a PC(USA) “preacher’s kid,” heard his call to ministry during a University Ministries-sponsored mission trip to India in the summer of 2009. Liz Kearny’s growing sense of call came into sharper focus not long after her own two-month mission experience in Palestine, subsequent college graduation, and ultimately during her internship for the same campus ministry program through which she and Dexter first met.

College leaders share unique approaches to advancing interfaith cooperation

Presbyterian and Pluralist Conference concludes April 7 by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Higher education is the oldest form of Presbyterian Church mission beyond the congregation. With its roots tracing back to the Protestant Reformation in 16th century Europe, in the United States the Presbyterian emphasis on higher education dates to the early… Read more »

Congregational Ministries Publishing taps Malinda Spencer

Experienced Church Educator Called to Promote and Interpret PC(USA) curriculum by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Ruling Elder Malinda Spencer, a Christian educator and a past president of the Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers, has been named associate for Curricula Training and Promotion for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Congregational Ministries Publishing(CMP). In her… Read more »