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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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April 30, 2012

What will General Assembly be like this year?

I get this question a lot (well, at least a few times):  “What’s going to happen at GA this year?”  Since I deal with a lot of GA business and have done so for too many years, I have some perspective.  So, over the next few weeks I’ll try to post on some of the issues coming to GA.  Since I work for the General Assembly Mission Council, it is not appropriate for me to get in the middle of the debate, so I won’t be arguing pro or con, but I will try to put some of the issues in context.


April 10, 2012

In the Breaking of the Bread

What was so important about the breaking of the bread that—after walking and talking with Jesus, after hearing him teach the scriptures and preach the gospel—this was the sign that finally opened their eyes?


April 7, 2012

Lessons from the Easter Vigil

We're celebrating the Easter Vigil this evening in the congregation where I worship. If you've never had the opportunity to participate in the Easter Vigil, it's the "swiss army knife" of liturgies. It's got everything ...


April 4, 2012

Rachel Held Evans on the Mainline Church

Rachel Held Evans has posted three really interesting blog posts on her relationship with the church.  The first two were 15 Reasons I Left Church and 15 Reasons I returned to the Church.  

She comes out of Evangelical background that is reflected in her reasons for leaving and returning.  Apparently a lot of mainline Christians read her reasons for leaving the church and thought, "Your problems would be solved by becoming part of a mainline congregation that doesn't have those problems."  I have to admit that I wondered about that myself.  So Rachel's third post is The Mainline ...