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New York Avenue Presbyterian Church hears from one of the nation’s great preachers

Last September, just about the time of his 88th birthday, the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. had a transformative experience. It was so life-changing that he wasn’t sure the people present at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. as well as many more online would want him to deliver his planned talk, “How Can We Heal Our Nation?” as part of the McClendon Scholar Program.

The PC(USA)’s advocacy director engages New York Avenue Presbyterian Church crowd with his scholarship on Black protest

As the speaker Wednesday for New York Avenue Presbyterian Church’s McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, who leads the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness and is the denomination’s advocacy director, spent the first half-hour talking about his book, “Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America.” Read previous reports about Hawkins discussing his book, published in February 2022 by Westminster John Knox Press, by going here, here or here.

Abraham and the Multiverse

The Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams, the McClendon Scholar in Residence this summer at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., said at the outset of her captivating online talk Thursday that she was workshopping material eventually intended for a commentary on Genesis.

A climate scientist’s case for hope and healing

Climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe says the most important thing we can do to fight climate change is to talk about it. That’s precisely what she did Tuesday during a McLendon Scholar Program offered by New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Nearly 400 people listened in.

Dr. Roger Gench to deliver Dawe Lecture at Union Presbyterian Seminary on March 16

Dr. Roger Gench, theologian in residence at Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, will deliver the 2020 Dawe Lecture, “Cruciform Mindfulness,” at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Watts Chapel at Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road in Richmond. A reception will follow the free presentation. There’s no registration needed to attend the lecture.