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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
Teresa Stricklen  

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August 29, 2012

Sins, Debts, and Trespasses (and Church Politics)

                More than any other Christian activity, worship can demonstrate the unity we have in Christ.  Gathering around the table is a visible sign of our unity in Christ.  At the same time, worship can expose the fault lines between Christians as well.  That same gathering around the table can also show our divisions, as when Roman Catholics and Protestants cannot share the bread and cup together. 


August 21, 2012

Why Church Plants Fail

I remember going to the church office the day after I was ordained, sitting down at my big new desk, and wondering what in the world I was supposed to do now.  . . .  I didn't know what else to do so I prayed. 


August 21, 2012

Back to School

The Eucharist is a school of gratitude. We gather at the Lord’s table to give thanks and praise for all the good and gracious things God has done—especially in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And in so doing, we come to learn the rhythm of grace and gratitude that marks all of Christian life and liturgy.


August 16, 2012

Love is All You Need

Love is always patient and kind, it is never jealous, love is never boastful nor conceited, it is never rude or selfish, it does not take offense, and is not resentful...


August 9, 2012

And the Word of the Lord Happened or Discernment among Camel Jewelry, Goats, and Dish Towels

We have daily prayer here at the Center.   At noon, we gather, catch up on prayer concerns we know about, consider the requests before us on our prayer request board.  Then we start.  It’s nothing elaborate.  We pray or sing the morning psalm, read one of the lections, talk about the scripture’s insights, enter into intercessory prayer. 

Sometimes it’s just two of us who are gathered.  Such was this day.  Someone looking in on the two of us there in the chapel who knew both of us might have assumed that each of us comes from a ...

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