A timely, new Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding study honors the 50th anniversary of the Confession of 1967 and the anticipated adoption of the Confession of Belhar as a confessional standard of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the 222nd General Assembly (2016) in Portland this summer.
An intentional young adult Christian community, “ConFluence” being formed at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center recently participated in a transformative moment for an aging Presbyterian Church — and for neighborhood kids in a working class neighborhood.
What could your congregation do if it didn’t have to worry about keeping up a building?
That’s the question Rev. Eneyas Freitas asked when he started a new worshiping community called Urban Connect in Phoenix. His congregation meets at a new event venue called The Vintage 45 in Phoenix’s warehouse district every Sunday morning.
Belhar and C67: calls to reconciliation ‘for such a time as this’ By Clifton Kirkpatrick | Professor of World Christianity and Ecumenical Studies and the William A. Benfield Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Mission at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He also has served as stated clerk of the PC(USA) General Assembly, director of PC(USA)… Read more »
Have we been interpreting Scripture wrongly all this time? By Aric Clark | Writer, speaker, and Presbyterian minister living near Portland, Oregon. He is also the creator of LectionARIC, a YouTube channel devoted to reading the texts of religion and culture with “geeky irreverence.” Even when I am sitting alone in a cozy nook with… Read more »
Experienced Church Educator Called to Promote and Interpret PC(USA) curriculum by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Ruling Elder Malinda Spencer, a Christian educator and a past president of the Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers, has been named associate for Curricula Training and Promotion for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Congregational Ministries Publishing(CMP). In her… Read more »
Partnership welcomes ‘brothers and sisters’ in faith into community by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service When Saousan Jarjour came to Costa Mesa, California, the Rev. Tim McCalmont had no idea impact she would have on him. A young woman from Homs, Jarjour came from Syria to study music at Orange Coast Community College. Its… Read more »
Mike Breen helps thousands of churches and leaders develop a missional mindset by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service Louisville, March 22, 2016—Mike Breen is known around the world as one of the leading innovators in the church discipling movement. After leading a church re-plant that became the largest in England, he launched the movement in… Read more »
Pastoral leaders’ group in Presbytery de Cristo is a powerful witness to the impact of engaging in theological dialogue by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service How times have changed. Historically, Presbyterians and those who stand in the Reformed tradition were bound together primarily by a shared theology and a common theological vocabulary, observes Gary… Read more »