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The Rev. Laura M. Cheifetz discusses PC(USA) connectivity and accountability on Everyday God-Talk

‘Let’s think creatively how to do this [gospel] work’ Cheifetz tells host the Rev. Dr. So Jung Kim

by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service

The Rev. Laura M. Cheifetz

LOUISVILLE — In the latest edition of Everyday God-talk, the Rev. Laura M. Cheifetz, social media influencer and Assistant Dean of Admission, Vocation and Stewardship at Vanderbilt Divinity School, discusses what she loves about Presbyterian theology.

Cheifetz tells host the Rev. Dr. So Jung Kim that she loves the idea that we’re accountable and connected to each other. She admitted that without the church she would be relatively untethered and would tend to be only with people like herself.  What she likes about being in the PC(USA) is that she is in relationship with those who are hyper different from her.

In part one (her soul) of the conversation, Cheifetz also talks with Kim about her recent take on the theology of abundance.

“You look at the financial numbers and you can fall right into scarcity, but in terms of the larger witness to the gospel, the PC(USA) has plenty,” Cheifetz said. “We might not have the money to fund everything we’ve ever wanted. But we have enough resources. So, let’s think creatively how to do this [gospel] work.”

 In part two (her body) Cheifetz talks with Kim about how she is living out her theology of connection and abundance in a diverse worshiping community.

In part three (her heart), discover how Cheifetz manages her self-care both at Vanderbilt — and as a social media influencer.

Everyday God-talk is a production of the Office of Theology & Worship in the Presbyterian Mission Agency. For previous Everyday God-talk conversations with Presbyterian leaders, subscribe to the Office of Theology and Worship’s YouTube page here.


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