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Celebrating the Reformation

In late October 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk teaching in a minor German university offered a set of propositions, inviting an academic debate. Many Presbyterians can picture Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, but we are hard-pressed to say what the theses were about, and why they sparked a movement that both reformed and divided the church.

Playing together in God’s kingdom

Dear mother wearing the hijab in the children’s museum: As-salamu alaykum. Peace be upon you. When I have traveled to distant lands, hearing just one word in my cradle language has felt like having a familiar coat wrapped around me. So I speak peace to you.

Meeting Christ in an old family journal

Joanna Shelton spent many years believing there was no God. However, reading her great-grandfather’s journal of his time as a missionary in Japan changed that. She says that she is his latest convert.

When church hurts: Spiritual wounds and paths to healing

It took many years for the Rev. Kris Schondelmeyer to acknowledge and seek treatment for the sexual assault he suffered as a teenager at the hands of a trusted pastor. He did not imagine that it would also take many years for leaders in his denomination to accept responsibility for what happened to him and take decisive steps to protect children in the church.

How to make learning fun

Add new life to your religious education program this fall with these 10 church-tested ideas.

Building enduring peace in South Sudan

The PC(USA)’s Peace & Global Witness Offering helps war-torn South Sudanese meet urgent needs and engage in the vital ministry of peacemaking.

Helping communities help themselves

The Community Health Evangelism initiative helps African communities take ownership and control over the projects and programs that affect them — with impressive results.

Wisdom Journey: A Declaration of God-Dependence

The Declaration of Independence was an incredible document. For the first time in history, or at least for the first time in a history that lasted, it was declared that people have inalienable rights, endowed by God, that a government should protect and defend.