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Faith & Worship
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.”
Like many good things, the Syrian Presbyterian Fellowship began with a relationship. A family from Homs, Syria, and a Californian Presbyterian pastor formed bonds that would bridge cultures and unite hearts.
Reviving the church’s ancient celebration of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Great Sabbath and the Great Vigil of Easter.
In its commitment to provide a variety of opportunities and platforms designed to build and foster relationships with people of other religious traditions, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s office of Interfaith Relations is continuing its new Facebook Live series, “Third Thursdays — Multifaith Conversations on Concerns of Our Time.”