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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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November 6, 2013

Theology, Art, and Method

Maybe if we learn how to do theology again with a more aesthetic method, people will stand in line for two hours to get into our churches.  

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January 31, 2013

Broken Hallelujahs or Naked Evangelism

In a recent review of a book that traces the life of  Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,”  John J. Thompson questions whether the popularity of the song is a way for a secular world to have a religious feeling without any serious commitment—as in, we can mess life up all we want as long as we stand before God singing “Hallelujah!” at the end.

 That may be true enough, but I think that we may be missing something as preachers, teachers, and evangelists if we dismiss people’s connection to this song too quickly. 

 

Cohen’s theology of this ...

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October 5, 2012

Vatican 2 at Fifty

Last night I had the honor and joy of participating in a worship service at Bellarmine University to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the convocation of the Second Vatican Council. On October 4, 1962, the feast of Saint Francis, Pope John XXIII went to Assisi to pray for the council. The service included the prayer that Pope John XXIII used to convene the council, subsequently prayed by the bishops at the opening of each session.

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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...

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July 13, 2012

There Isn't a "Me" in Community?

This week one particular article piqued my interest.

I was initially taken with the article’s title, “Books Increasingly Show It’s All About Me”.  I’m interested in anything that might shore up my feeling that it really is all about me. 

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March 30, 2012

A Prayer of Confession for March Madness

In between scouring the internet for new articles about the tournament, showing off my Sports Illustrated cover, and running to the store to buy a new UK shirt, I read this verse last night in my one-year-Bible:

But watch yourselves! Otherwise, your heart might be led astray so you stray away, serving other gods and worshipping them.

Deuteronomy 11:16

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