The Rev. Ron Lee, stated supply pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in China Grove, N.C., is a perfect example of infectious enthusiasm.
Making up half of Republican primary voters, evangelicals appear to be turning out to support Rick Santorum’s resurgent campaign in record numbers and are increasingly influencing the shape of the party.
The Rev. Don Barber comes from a family of Presbyterian ministers, and his father taught him, “Go to church where you are.” So he tells his congregation to go to a local church and bring back a bulletin when they are on vacation. “Some jokingly refer to it as their golden ticket or hall pass for missing church on Sunday,” Barber says. “But what I enjoy is reading how other churches and denominations are reaching out to their communities."
A young Egyptian man was walking by the Bible Society bookshop in downtown Cairo. As was his daily habit, he stopped to read the passage from the open page of the Bible in the display window.
That day the following verses struck him:
So Jesus said to them, "The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you." (John 12:35)
Thousands of Egyptians are mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III, the longtime leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who died March 17 at the age of 88.
Like the Macedonian church described in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians (2 Cor. 8:1-5), we are called to be “extravagant beggars,” said a speaker at the Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference, held here March 12-14.
The conference, hosted by several presbyteries, synods and agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), focused on several angles of stewardship — its theological and spiritual basis, new ideas for campaigns and ways to encourage giving in a time of economic worry.
The environmental vulnerability of the Caribbean sub-region is aggravated by the fragility of its economies.
A Catholic school music teacher who was fired after church officials learned that he planned to marry his male partner has been fired from his other job as a music director at a suburban Catholic church.
A new edition of the New Testament has done what none other has done before ― explain the core body of Christian writings through the lens of Judaism.
Ministries with Youth, in the Office of Evangelism of the General Assembly Mission Council, is pleased to announce the theme for the 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium: “I AM.” Event participants will consider and explore the “I AM” statements of Jesus, as shared with the disciples and the early followers of Jesus, as well as the Hebrew understandings of God known simply as “I AM.” The deep connections between the divine “I AM” and the human “I am . . .” will carry the 2013 theme through the five-day event and back home with the youth who attend.” We are being called to help our youth and our congregations think about who we are as people of God, who is as reachable as a vine, as necessary as bread, and as longing for our presence as a good shepherd, says Gina Yeager-Buckley, Ministries with Youth associate and Triennium team leader.