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The No Shame Zone

One young person’s subversive thoughts on church and society   I am not my jobA myth that needs to die by Tad Hopp “What do you do for a living?” “Oh, you work as a waiter/barista/retail associate? Well, I’m sure you are just doing that until you find something better, right? Being a waiter is… Read more »

Poking at Elephants

An evangelical’s (un)apologetic for the church   How big is the tent?Knowing when we’ve gone too far by Brandon Gaide We know it’s a big tent. But exactly how big is the tent?  I’m not a cradle Presbyterian. I was denominationally promiscuous before I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The downside to this… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   OffshoreA reflection and confession based on Mark 4:35–41 by Magdalena I. García On that day, when evening had come, he said… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   Charm City BluesBaltimore and trauma-informed community by Derrick L. Weston Some refer to them as “riots.” Some call it the “uprising,” others the “unrest.” Whatever you call it, it has been over a month since… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Libby ShannonLibby talks about running the Boulder Boulder in a way that you never will.   <—- Libby Shannon is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the associate director of the Center for Spiritual Life at Eckerd College in… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   We agreed to loveDedicated to University Heights Presbyterian Church, Bronx, New York(located in one of the poorest congressional districts in the United States) by Rose Niles Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my… Read more »

‘Clamors for healing’

Reflections in light of the renewal of relations between the United States and Cuba   ‘Clamors for healing’ by Antonio (Tony) Aja Note: A version of this article originally appeared on ecclesio.com. In May, Pope Francis met privately with Cuban President Raul Castro during the revolutionary’s visit to the Vatican. Announcement of their impending visit… 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 »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   Scatter seedA reflection and confession based on Mark 4:26–29 by Magdalena I. García He also said, “The kingdom of God is… Read more »

Souls of White Folks

A white man’s frank and repentant exploration of how racism finds a home in white folks’ souls.   Why the souls of white folks?The spiritual problem of racism by Jeffrey A. Schooley I’m sorry. I need to begin by apologizing for being just another white voice to weigh in on matters of race in the… Read more »