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Faith & Worship
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!”
루이빌 –8월 30일 기독교 복음주의는 내쉬빌 성명서를 발표했다. 미국장로교의 사역인 신학&예배부서는 이 성명서에 대한 뉴스보도가 있었기에 미국장로교가 내쉬빌 성명서에서 논의된 문제들을 어떻게 고려하는지 명확히 하는 것이 도움이 될 것이라고 생각하였다. 다음은 우리 교단의 입장을 명확히 하는데 도움이 될 만한 몇 가지 생각들이다.
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.
When Deb Trevino stood in the pulpit at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church last Sunday she wasn’t alone. Her guide dog Suzy was with her — making small sounds before finally settling in with a contented sigh to listen as Trevino spoke on what she has learned about trusting God over the years from her guide dogs.
Pentecost is a time to consider “what becomes possible when God blows through your life with the wind of the Holy Spirit,” says the author of a new Presbyterian worship resource for Pentecost Sunday.
On Wednesday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Wiley and the Rev. Dr. Paul Huh, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s associate for Korean Translation, will be live on the PC(USA) Facebook page to speak briefly about the history of the Christian festival and the vital place of the Holy Spirit in Reformed theology and worship.
Wisdom. That’s one of the things the Rev. Jacob Duché prayed for at the first Continental Congress in 1774—wisdom in forming a nation. Prayers for wisdom and unity continue in the United States on the National Day of Prayer.
“Surely,” to quote the hymn composed in 2000 by John Weaver and written by Fred R. Anderson for and about the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church on the occasion of the rededication of its remodeled sanctuary, “the Lord is in this place.”