Faith & Worship

Four overarching themes come out of new worshiping communities research

After the 2017 “Living, Dying, Rising” conference took place in August in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, a sociologist from the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Research Services department conducted informal interviews of participants, most of whom were leaders of new worshiping communities (NWCs).

The weight of Holy Week

Barry Ensign-George remembers how the square nails sounded at a Good Friday service at a country church in eastern Iowa many years ago.

What Presbyterians Believe: Presbyterian Spirituality

Why do we so often misunderstand our spirituality? As Presbyterians, we tend to live in our heads as if our bodies were disconnected from our intellectual faith. Our worship is mostly related to what we think and less on how we move. For example, if we see someone dancing in our worship service, we tend to see it as an improper way of worshiping God. I am not advocating for irrationality but rather, to have us think as well as feel, dance, smell, taste and touch, as ways of developing our spirituality.

장로교인들이 믿는 것: 장로교 영성

몸과 마음의 재결합 클라우디오 카르발에스 | Presbyterian Today 이 기사는 2018년 2월/3월호 Presbyterians Today에서 발췌 한 것이다. 왜 우리는 종종 우리의 영성을 오해합니까? 장로교인으로서, 우리는 우리의 육체가 우리의 지적 믿음과 단절된 것처럼 우리 머리 속에 생각하고 있습니다. 우리의 예배는 대부분 우리가 생각하는 것과 관련이 있습니다. 예를 들어 우리가 예배에서 춤을 추는 사람을 보게 된다면 그것을… Read more »

장로교인들이 믿는 것: 세례의 성례전

세례는 장로교인들이 행하는 두 가지 성례전 중 하나입니다. 성만찬이 다른 하나입니다. 세례의 행위는 믿을 수 없을 정도로 단순합니다. 그러나 소량의 물에는 신비하고 의미 있는 깊은 우물이 있습니다. 세례를 받을 때 우리는 그리스도의 제자로서 새로운 삶의 방식으로 부름을 받으며 기쁜 소식의 복음을 온 세상에 전합니다.

Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional: Jesus and the Prophets

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and contemplation of the power and promise of the paschal mystery. Perhaps there are no better models of how to live Lent than the prophets. Designed for congregational, family and individual use, the 2018 Presbyterians Today Lenten devotional is now available for ordering.

Everyday Epiphanies

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.

New Book of Common Worship coming in 2018

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.