Moderator's Remarks at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium

July 17, 2013


Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),

Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

I am happy to make available to you the remarks that I delivered on July 17, 2013, at the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Thank you for keeping the more than 5,200 participants at this gathering in your prayers.

Faithfully yours,
Rev. Dr. Neal D. Presa
Moderator of the 220th General Assembly

Greetings to the Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PDF)

  1. I generally liked your comments, I liked the I am, because we are theme throughout your remarks, however, it is a sad thing that you have to pile on about the tragedy of the Zimmerman/Martin affair. Mr. Zimmerman made mistakes, clearly, afford him the grace that has been given me throughout my life and your life as well. Mr. Martin made mistakes as well, no doubt in my mind either, he should have gone home if he was fearful. This WAS a tragedy. The loss of Mr. Martin's life over this is devastating to his family. But please don't inject your political view on our youth. I'm sad for all concerned, and for our country over this insident. Political opinion needs to be stated as so, not sprinkled through remarks in a speech giving glory to God, thanking him for our youth.

    by David Baird

    July 20, 2013

  2. Well said general and broad comments on a future placed by God in the hands, hearts, and minds of the generation at the 2013 Triennium Nicely centered but not overly exciting or challenging but, ah, that seems to be the way of the PCUSA today - just nice and luke-warmish.

    by The Rev Dr Bill Johnson, H.R.

    July 18, 2013

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