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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What to do, what to do, what to do. Sometimes decisions face us when we long to hear God’s voice and align our actions with God’s will for us. Lots of times we have no idea which way to go. Discernment is a word Christians use to describe the quest to figure out what we ought to do when two options seem to both be faithful options to following Jesus.
This past weekend I visited the Presbytery of Palo Duro, which extends from the panhandle down to north central Texas. They invited me to preach and to lead a conversation about the proposed new translation to the Heidelberg Catechism, one of the many statements of faith in the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions. (This book would be more salacious but a lot less helpful if it were actually a collection of confessions of what Presbyterians have done wrong over the years, rather than this compilations of what we believe.)