The word “epiphany” (from the Greek epiphaneia or theophaneia) means “appearance” or “manifestation” of God, and has roots in the word for sunrise or dawn. For Christians, Christmas marks the coming of God to us; Epiphany celebrates the appearance of the Lord in the midst of humanity. Epiphany not only reveals the Savior to the world but also calls the world to show forth Christ — to be witnesses to God’s true light.
Five years, 200 people, a bajillion emails and a whole lot of prayer. That’s what it takes to make a new Book of Common Worship (BCW). You might ask: Why do we need a new BCW? A changing church needs a worship book that reflects contemporary concerns and offers new liturgies, fresh language and a good deal of flexibility. The revised BCW will do just that, making room for new ways of being church while staying grounded in the best of Reformed and ecumenical practices.
As part of an ongoing series designed to engage Presbyterians in conversation and learning around the seasons of the Christian year, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continued its occasional Facebook live series on Wednesday afternoon.
Presbyterians across the country are invited to begin their Advent journey on Dec. 3, the first Sunday of Advent, with Presbyterians Today’s 2017 Advent devotional, Let Love Speak: Words and Actions to Pave the Way of the Lord.
The day after the Las Vegas shooting massacre, I posted on Facebook, “Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.” I didn’t really know what else to say at the moment. My friend Bruce Gillette replied with a political cartoon depicting God in heaven saying, “Enough already with the ‘prayers for the victims and their families,’ you morons. Go enact some meaningful gun control!”
El pasado 30 de agosto, una serie de voces cristianas evangélicas emite La Declaración de Nashville. Debido a la cantidad de la cobertura de noticias que ha generado esta declaración, Teología y Adoración, un ministerio de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.), pensaron que sería útil una clarificación sobre como la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) ha considerado los temas tratados por la declaración de Nashville. Aquí están algunas ideas que podrían ayudar a clarificar la posición de nuestra denominación.
On August 30, a number of Evangelical Christian voices released The Nashville Statement. Because of the amount of news coverage this statement has generated, Theology and Worship, a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), thought it would be helpful to clarify how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has considered the issues discussed by the Nashville statement. Here are some thoughts which might help clarify the position of our denomination.
This year Presbyterians join Christians around the world in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. But the Reformation is not over. It’s important to remember that the church — and its worship — are continuing to be reformed, said David Gambrell, associate for worship for the Presbyterian Mission Agency and co-author of the revised Book of Common Worship.