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Comings and Goings is a blog written by Theology, Formation, and Evangelism Director Charles B. "Chip" Hardwick as he travels throughout the church. God is on the move out and about in the world, working to redeem all things in Jesus Christ. As we join this mission, by the power of the Spirit we see God on the move. This blog contains glimpses of how Chip finds this to be true in his comings and goings. 

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May 8, 2014

Unity, Confessions, and the Book of Order

What is the relationship between our confession of faith and our polity?  Why do we have a collection of confessions in our denomination's Constitution?  What role do they (could they) play in shaping our life together?  How can we be faithful to the commitments we've made in the two parts of our Constitution: first The Book of Confessions, and second the Book of Order?

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June 10, 2013

Constituting Us: Confessions and Polity

It’s a perennial question: how do the two parts of our PC(USA) Constitution – The Book of Confessions and the Book of Order– work together?  Since the last General Assembly, it has become a present question.    “Constituting Us: Confessions and Polity in the PC(USA)” explores the way in which both our shared affirmation of faith and our life together constitute us in our particular presbyterian way of living out the Christian faith.

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