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The Office of the General Assembly (OGA) wants to hear from all who are currently serving, have served, or have retired from service in the field of Christian education or Christian formation. The OGA has partnered with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Research Services to create a brief questionnaire to gather this information. The questionnaire should take about five minutes to complete.
Many preachers get a little antsy about preaching on and around secular holidays, among them the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Mother’s Day — and that biggest secular holiday of all, Super Bowl Sunday. In their minds, the culture and the church ought to be kept at arm’s length from one another.
After telling the 450 or so people attending the Synod of Lakes and Prairies’ Synod School on Monday that they’re co-creators with God and, as John Calvin once said, “little manifestations of God’s glory,” the Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield proved her point by asking participants to use their cellphones to take first a selfie and then a photo of the people seated around them.
Flyaway Books will release “Liberty’s Civil Rights Road Trip” by award-winning author Michael W. Waters and acclaimed illustrator Nicole Tadgell on October 12.
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) is pleased to release the first three units of Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living, a new curriculum for all ages, designed to work with churches of all sizes.
About 20 minutes into Wednesday’s 90-minute webinar on prophetic preaching, the Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert paused to answer questions. After one about preaching in “purple” churches (a mix of political conservatives and progressives in the pews) Gilbert got this question from one of the 30 participants, a pastor also serving a purple congregation: Have I spent enough time understanding the complexity of the lamentation of these people?
Thaye Ann Richards Kearns, an early childhood education specialist credited with improving the lives of hundreds of children throughout her career, died June 25 at age 74.
For each of the past few years, a trio of Korean- and English-language congregations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Community Church of Seattle with campuses in and around Seattle has hosted a communitywide Vacation Bible School called Toon Town. This summer, on the heels of the long and difficult coronavirus pandemic, Community Church of Seattle invites congregations across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to join for an online VBS it’s calling Hero Academy.
Reparations are necessary for rebuilding Black America, argues the Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby in his new book, “Getting to the Promised Land: Black America and the Unfinished Work of the Civil Rights Movement,” published Tuesday by Westminster John Knox Press.
Womanist, religious educator and play facilitator Dr. Lakisha R. Lockhart has been appointed Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary, beginning July 1.