Call it a classic Presbyterian moment — a congregational ministry team proposes to study the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative during Lent.
U2 frontman Bono exchanged Bible references and bantered about music, theology and evangelicals’ role in AIDS activism in a recent radio interview with Focus on the Family President Jim Daly.
More than five thousand participants—5,241 as of July 9 and counting—will gather for next week’s 2013 Presbyterian Youth Triennium, held July 16–20 at Purdue University.
For a number of years, Veritas — a Sunday evening contemporary worship service of Irvine Presbyterian Church (IPC) — had met with some growth, but it was nothing to write home about. “We existed as one of those third worship services that so many churches have experimented with,” said the Rev. Kirk Winslow, who was the associate pastor at IPC and charged with leading Veritas. But the church — and Winslow — didn’t exactly know what to do with Veritas.
On June 26, days after massive protests took over the streets, officials in 14 cities in Brazil ― including the capitals Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and Recife ― announced they were reducing public transport fares. It was a historic popular win over the unilateral way transportation, and urban policies in general, are decided in Brazil.
With the deadline looming for an immigration reform vote on Capitol Hill, politicians and clergy at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast June 20 pushed lawmakers to reach common ground.
People who live in “developing countries” often complain about corrupt and inefficient bureaucracies. Indonesia has recently sent many corrupt politicians to jail, but is still scores high on the corruption scale. My Indonesian colleagues and I do our share of complaining and compromising. In a “gift exchange culture” the line between tips, gifts and corruption is murky. The problems are institutionalized from the bottom to the top.
Pastors, educators and seminary students can benefit from scholarships to attend the Theology, Worship and Education conference at Big Tent here Aug. 1-3.
Seminary students and Christian educators who register for the TWE conference — Thinking, Praying, and Living the Faith — will receive a $100 discount. Pastors in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio who register for the conference will receive a $50 discount. There are 60 scholarships available to those who register on or before July 19.
A year after endorsing the principles of the green economy at the Río +20 summit, Latin America is making little progress towards sustainable development models, according to experts.
Since converting to Islam more than five years ago, Paul K. DeMelto of Cleveland has done all he could to become a more knowledgeable Muslim, attending a new converts class and hiring Arabic tutors to help him learn to read the Quran.