A May 2012 survey of more than 2,100 Presbyterians indicates that a substantial majority are very or somewhat likely to attend a retreat or camp activity that their congregation organizes or publicizes.
The psalmist described the Word of God as a lamp to light our feet, to guide us on the path of life. In Holy Scripture, we find many depictions of light as an image of God’s glory and guidance. Later artists have employed light in their portrayals of the Nativity of Jesus Christ: the light of a star shining from heaven, the luminescence of angels, the divine glow from a manger rising to illuminate human faces.
Ayelet Waldman isn’t shy about sharing her true feelings about the upcoming Jewish festival of lights.
“I loathe Hanukkah,” said Waldman, a mother of four and author of a book of essays entitled “Bad Mother.”
I write as Congress considers a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff. The fiscal decisions we make at the national level indicate where our priorities are as a community. So, I urge members of Congress, as well as President Obama and his Administration, to put first and foremost in their negotiations those people who are already struggling with poverty, inequality, and injustice.
They bring food to our tables but are not invited to the feast.
Every year, about 5,500 migrant farm workers arrive on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in April and stay through the fall. They work 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week in the fields during the hottest months of the year. They are the backbone of the agricultural community. Yet they live in poverty and isolation.
Good stories never spoil, especially the story of the birth of someone we love. As we approach Christmas, we are especially thankful for the story of the birth of Jesus.
Celebrations linked to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s call for reform of the Christian church are an opportunity to show the importance and meaning of the Protestant Reformation to society today, says a senior German church official.
Just in time for Christmas, the Vatican on Nov. 20 unveiled a new book by Pope Benedict XVI focused on Jesus’ birth and childhood, the final installment of his trilogy on the life of Jesus.
Team Sweaty Sheep ministries, an emerging new worshiping community and part of the Ecclesia project of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, has been blessed with the use of a facility adjacent to the University of Louisville campus. The space houses a chapel, spin studio, group fitness room, and workout facility.