Nearly eight years ago, professor Richard Lischer got a call on his cell phone that would tear at his heart and test his faith.
It was his grown son, a successful lawyer, telling him his cancer had returned.
Two years ago, a lightning bolt struck Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church’s bell, burning the building to the ground.
Although the church lost nearly every material possession, members used the event as a catalyst for new beginnings and relationships.
On April 30, 2013, the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Rev. Gradye Parsons, sent a letter to Mr. Emil Brolick, CEO of Wendy’s, calling upon Mr. Brolick “to sit down with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers without delay” and commit his company to the Fair Food Program.
The race is on for moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with the announcement by Western North Carolina Presbytery that it has endorsed Heath K. Rada for the denomination’s top elected post.
While in seminary, Teresa Lockhart Stricklen had a dream one night, she told the Moderator’s Colloquium on Ecclesiology April 25 at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The event was organized by General Assembly Moderator Neal Presa and Vice-Moderator Tom Trinidad and co-sponsored by the Presbyterian Foundation.
This homeless Jesus can barely find a home.
Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz notes the ironies in his latest creation, “Jesus the Homeless,” a bronze sculpture depicting the Christian savior huddled beneath a blanket on an actual-size park bench. Only the feet are visible, and their gaping nail wounds reveal the subject.
More than 200 leaders from two of Puerto Rico’s three presbyteries—representing some 60 congregations—gathered together on a warm spring Saturday to learn, share, and dream new dreams of what the Spirit of God is calling the church to become in Puerto Rico.
The Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists’ Union Council has nominated Alexey Smirnov for a second term as president at the next national congress in March. No second candidate is proposed.
Activists in Uruguay hope the passage of the “Equal Marriage Law” April 10 will help bring about recognition that society is heterogeneous. The law approved by the Uruguayan Congress modifies the civil code and recognizes the marriage of two people of any gender identity or sexual orientation.
Bob Gersztyn owned a fine collection of 300 rock’n’roll albums in 1971, the year he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Among them were some choice 1960s vinyl from Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Mothers of Invention.