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Thinking the Faith, Praying the Faith, Living the Faith is written by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship.

Thinking, praying, and living the faith is at the core of ministry in the Office of Theology and Worship. In the following videos, learn more about what thinking, praying, and living the faith means to the leadership of the Office of Theology and Worship. Discover why it matters and what difference it makes in our lives, work, and worship.  

Charles Wiley  
Barry Ensign-George
David Gambrell
Christine Hong 
Karen Russell

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March 31, 2011

Should there be Boundaries in Ministry?

“Form a perimeter. Nothing gets in or out!” Fans of the popular TV show “24” have heard this Jack Bauer imperative countless times in eight years’ worth of episodes. In the (television) world of anti-terrorism and crime fighting a “perimeter”...


March 29, 2011

Do We Worship the Same God?

This is a question at the heart of a Christian understanding of other faiths. I do not believe this question has a universal answer, but must be dealt with in particular situations. For instance, I think it is clear that...


March 25, 2011

The Revised Common Lectionary

Pictured here is Rembrandt's mother reading a lectionary, a painting by Gerrit Dou (1613-1674), a Dutch artist who studied with Rembrandt. (In this case, the lectionary depicted is a book including the full texts of Scripture for worship, as opposed...


March 22, 2011

The Worship Curmudgeon: Pray for the World, People!

I visit lots of PCUSA churches, and I don’t know how many worship services I’ve attended where there are few, if any, prayers for the world during the intercessory prayers of the people. There may be earnest prayer for those...


March 17, 2011

This Unwanted Part of Who We Are?

We (the PCUSA) are a denomination in the church. We like the latter part of that – “in the church.” We talk about it a lot – sometimes well, sometimes not. But we do talk about being the church. We...

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