Mission trips are primarily for the young, and there is little value to a short mission trip. These are two popularly held notions that the members of Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Ariz., recently proved to be untrue.
Christian leaders are urging the U.S. government to step up its leadership in resolving the prolonged stalemate in peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, especially in light of a recent move by Israel to establish a new settlement in East Jerusalem.
If you want to prepare for Thanksgiving like a real Pilgrim this year, here’s what you should do: Cancel the plane reservations. Stop jotting down recipes. Leave the libations alone.
For the Pilgrims and Puritans, “thanksgiving” days were spontaneous and sober affairs.
Japan’s Christian leaders have criticized the government’s decision to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade negotiations currently underway among the United States and eight other partners.
The Presbyterian doctrine of predestination is “the ground of hope” for believers, not, as some claim, the “relic of a bygone era, out of step with American culture,” the Rev. Cynthia Campbell told a crowd of 150 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) presbytery and synod moderators here today (Nov. 18).
Preaching from Romans 8:18-30, Campbell ― recently retired as president of McCormick Theological Seminary and now interim pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church here ― described predestination as “the keys to unlocking the heart of God” and “the trajectory of the divine intention.”
Camp Westminster, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related camp on the shore of Higgins Lake in western Michigan, hopes to plant “a long-distance vision” in its campers.
The Rev. Dr. Charles B. Hardwick of Bloomington, Illinois, has been named Director of Theology, Worship and Education for the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC).
The Theology, Worship and Education ministry area includes the GAMC’s Office of Theology and Worship, Congregational Ministries Publishing, and Office of Theological Education. Programs include the Company of New Pastors, Re-Forming Ministry, Interfaith Relations, and the Theological Education Fund.
If only for a long weekend, 22 racial ethnic seminarians from across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) experienced a foretaste of the “multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language” envisioned by John in the Book of Revelation.
“I thank God that this gathering is what Christ’s church could — and should — look like,” said Linda Valentine, executive director of the General Assembly Mission Council, in addressing the participants and the leadership of the 34th Annual Racial Ethnic Seminarians Conference, which met here from November 10–13.
This Sunday, Presbyterians and other people of faith will gather in Washington and around the country to pray that the U.S. government drafts a federal budget that isn’t balanced on the backs of the poor.
The Rev. Silas G. Kessler, the senior former General Assembly moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), died Nov. 15 at the age of 100 in Hastings, Neb.