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Eco-Journey is the blog of the Environmental Ministries Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes a wide array of environmental topics: upcoming environmental events, links to interesting articles and studies, information on environmental advocacy, eco-theology topics, and success stories from churches that are going “green.”

Author Rebecca Barnes is the Associate for Environmental Ministries at the PC(USA). She is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an MDiv and Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) dual degree.

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April 9, 2013

The Upside of Church Decline

Just as we received more bad news about church health in America, the analysts have found a positive spin.

The Association of Religion Data Archives released the latest downward data in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, citing “stark evidence of the aging and shrinking of many congregations.”

But the organization’s news release carried the headline: “Five Hopeful Signs for U.S. Congregations.”

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November 2, 2011

A Time to Play the Long Game

We have arrived at the moment when our disagreements take institutional form.  How do we do this?  How do we live this moment faithfully?

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April 8, 2011

News Links for the Week of April 4

Church Draw

Lovet Weems notes that Sunday School was the primary entry point for church life. Then it was the worship service. Now it is service and mission work.

Mission as the Emerging Entry Point for New People


Biblical Illiteracy

A group of theologians have taken to cyberspace to address biblical illiteracy.

Theologians Launch Blog to Tackle Biblical Illiteracy


Presbyterian Congregational Trends

In case you missed it, while we were meeting in Louisville last week, Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce released a report on Trends unfolding in Presbyterian Congregations.

Looking inside Presbyterian congregations


Church Trends

Eileen Lindner gave a presentation ...

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