Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Blogs

Presbyterians Today Blog

One Church, Many Voices


Light A tour detour by Ken Rummer “What do you want to see while you’re in Geneva?” The host of our Swiss tour for clergy and laity was wondering. I hesitated. After all, my top choice wasn’t one of the usual Reformation tour highlights. “I’d like to see the New Testament manuscripts.” I had read… Read more »

Advent Devotional: First Week of Advent: Tuesday, December 4

  Exultant spirits Rejoice in the Lord always! — Philippians 4:4 … and my spirit rejoices … — Luke 1:47 Recall moments when you rejoiced wholeheartedly — times of worship, family gatherings or even communing with nature. As father of a special-needs son, I think of the Special Olympics. These events celebrate the worth of… Read more »

Advent Devotional: First Sunday of Advent, December 2

  And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.” — Luke 1:46–48 Rise Beckoning empty skies, a light comes breaking through burning ever so powerful. Painted star of early morn; its glow will find us… Read more »

2018 Advent Devotional: God Lifts the Lowly

  About the devotional When planning Presbyterians Today’s 2018 Advent devotional, verse 52 from Mary’s Song of Praise, also known as The Magnificat, which is found in Luke 1, kept coming to me: He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly. I began thinking about those times God had… Read more »

just-leros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A season of light A litany for the lighting of the Advent wreath by Magdalena I. García ‘You are the light of the world.’ – Matthew 5:14-16 Read the full passage here ADVENT 1 Into the darkness of our apathy, come, Lord Jesus, and bring the light of your care. Into the darkness of our… Read more »