Posts Categorized: Arts

The Church for Today

Are you ready for hybrid online/in-person worship? The next phase your church needs to consider  by Richard Hong  Sunday morning has become a stressful time for so many pastors who never imagined that their job would involve being an AV tech. “Hallelujah!” is the cry when the internet connection stays up and Zoom properly connects to… Read more »

Sightings

faith at the opera, Thaïs Faith at the Opera Thaïs and Athaniël by Ken Rummer The holiest person in all the land sets out to convert the most notorious sinner. What could possibly go wrong?  The story, staged in the opera Thaïs (tah-eece), takes place in Roman Egypt in the AD 300s. Athaniël is a Christian monk renowned for his… Read more »

The B-Flat Christian

And the Walls Came a Tumblin’ Down What ‘walls’ do we need God to tear down in our lives?  by Rebecca Lister  And the walls came a tumblin’ down. These words came to me the other morning as I was listening to an interview by the author of a book entitled The Line Becomes a… Read more »

Guest Blogger

The blood and the river By Jose Luis Casal Dedicated to the victims of the massacre in Orlando and their families When the blood becomes a river flowers bloom from dead bones. And life emerges beyond the homophobias and hatred speeches from “plexi-glass Christians” without any hopes. When the blood becomes a river fertilizes life… Read more »

Scribbling Outside the Lines

Playing beyond the boundaries in hopes of finding God and inspiration   Nine by Adam Walker Cleaveland Nine.Nine bodies.Nine bodies on the ground.Nine black bodies on the ground. It’s been three weeks since the devastating shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. In the piece below, the letters of the… Read more »

Scribbling Outside the Lines

Playing beyond the boundaries in hopes of finding God and inspiration   Beginnings by Adam Walker Cleaveland Over the past few weeks, I’ve been aware of many new beginnings. This is an exciting time as Presbyterians Today  launches into a new era with a great group of creative contributors. I’m honored to be a part… Read more »