Presbyterian Mission Agency

The gospel is for people of all races

The gospel empowers people of color — and it’s for white people too, the Rev. Samuel Son, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Manager for Diversity and Reconciliation, told a crowd gathered for worship at the Presbyterian Center last week and for a quarterly update on the Matthew 25 invitation from PMA leadership.

Put away your books, class. It’s time for a quiz

Seminary professor that he is, the Rev. Dr. Cliff Kirkpatrick slipped about 50 staff at the Presbyterian Center a surprise Wednesday. He gave them a 22-question pop quiz on ecumenical and interfaith developments that have occurred over the last century.

Eileene MacFalls, a Presbyterian devoted to social justice, dies at 81

The Rev. Mark Baridon remembers the Wednesday that Eileene MacFalls calmed tension during the midday prayer and lunch served up each week by a group of downtown Louisville churches. Those churches include Central Presbyterian Church, which Baridon serves as co-pastor and where MacFalls attended.

Just one chance to get it right

Preaching on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount delivered to the disciples, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told ecumenical leaders Saturday during closing worship that with no guarantee of tomorrow, “we have only this period in history to get it right, for we will not live forever.”

The real-time shift

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Research Services department is embracing the need for real-time data to be gathered and reported, informing the policies and initiatives facing the church in these ever-changing times.

A prayer for Mother’s Day

A few years ago, the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, wrote this prayer for Mother’s Day worship: