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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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January 7, 2014

Inviting Folks to the Font: “How Much Does It Cost?”

How much does baptism in Christ cost?  Nothing.  And everything.

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October 30, 2012

What If

If we tell the truth about our mistakes and God-neediness, we’re afraid others will ridicule, condemn, or reject us (like Christ on the cross?).

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August 8, 2012

Stewards of the Mysteries

Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries. (I Cor. 4:1) 

 

 If you receive the Font and Table enews (which is what this originally appeared as), you hear a lot about Invitation to Christ from us.  Well, it’s in the process of being extended to other Reformed bodies as well.  

The Association for Reformed and Liturgical Worship (AR&LW) has requested permission to make the original PCUSA Invitation to Christ more broadly Reformed in order to extend the Invitation to other Reformed bodies.  This has been granted and is in ...

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June 13, 2012

Remember Your Baptism

As we remember our baptism, I am convinced, with Calvin, that the Lord will be “pleased to lavish” all the things signified by the sacraments upon us.

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June 6, 2012

Sharing Christ

People gathering in a "sanctuary" (or safe place) to share the word, to share "common food," and then being sent to share Christ with others—it sounds an awful lot like "doing what the church does" when we gather in the presence of Christ around Word and Table.  

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May 2, 2012

Song and Sacrament

One of the strong signs of sacramental renewal in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the expansion of our repertoire of hymns and songs about Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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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?

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January 18, 2012

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Today is the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity . . . and the start of the Presbyterian Fellowship Conference in Orlando where some of us are exploring the nature of that unity.

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