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Money matters

One of the most frequently asked questions about the nearly 700 new worshiping communities launched in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) since 2012 is, “How long does it take a new worshiping community to become financially sustainable?”  This question is surrounded by similar ones about funding communities of new disciples, building solid financial skills and practices, budgets, salaries, giving and grants.

Caesar Act worsens humanitarian situation in Syria

The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to worsen — much in part, many faith leaders believe, to the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act passed by Congress last fall and signed into law by President Donald Trump in December.

Talking about gun violence as Christians

We’ve become accustomed to the same cycle every time a shooting makes national headlines: the shock and horror, the offers of thoughts and prayers, the demands for legislative action, and the media uproar. As Christians, how do we meaningfully engage those with whom we disagree in the debate on gun violence?