The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has led celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Church of North India, which was formed by six Protestant denominations, including Anglicans and Presbyterians, in 1970.
A huge sycamore tree that some believe was climbed by Zacchaeus the tax collector to get a better view of Jesus is the centerpiece of a new tourism campaign by the Palestinian government.
Ten Presbyterian Colleges and Universities have been selected to attend the Interfaith Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. this weekend (October 22-24). Chaplains and students from Agnes Scott, Carroll, Coe, The College of Wooster, Macalester, Mary Baldwin, Maryville, Rhodes, Schreiner and Westminster will join about 100 other delegations from colleges and universities.
Out of the thorny thicket that is the national immigration debate, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister the Rev. Ben Daniel declares that the issue is not only a political and economic matter, it’s a spiritual one.
The head of the World Council of Churches has reached out to a global gathering of Evangelicals saying Christians of different traditions need to learn from each other to participate together in God’s mission.
Six months after advisers turned in 164 pages of recommendations to the White House’s faith-based office, thorny church-state questions remain unanswered and some critics say the office has been used to push the president’s health care reform.
As a young girl growing up at First Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, Va. – where she was baptized and confirmed – Susan Hyde Fellows remembers having a visceral response whenever missionaries would come to speak to her congregation.
Much like the local hardware store, the Common Ground Project at McCormick Theological Seminary here is in the business of providing tools for construction and demolition.
At a national orientation gathering for The Company of New Pastors, seminary students in their final year of studies were encouraged to continue to develop "a deeply theological core" for their pastoral ministry. "What we need in the midst of this confused and chaotic time is a center of gravity from which we can do our work," said Program Director Quinn Fox. "The Office of Theology and Worship is absolutely convinced the pastoral vocation is about serious sustained attention to the faith. That's what congregations need most."
Soon after a study commissioned by the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) found that men continue to hog the global news headlines, despite the growing presence of women, the group installed its first female executive head.