At the recent Human Rights Defenders Forum, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter called the abuse of women the “most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation in the whole world.” This abuse, he stressed, is contrary to the basic premise of every religion, including Christianity.
After several years of research and preparation, Phillip Patterson began work in earnest four years ago on a project to write out the entire Bible by hand. On May 11, he wrote the final lines of it at a gathering at St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Spencertown, N.Y.
Being Reformed: The Heidelberg Catechism is helping adult and young adult participants of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations to know more fully the new translation of the catechism that is being considered for the PC(USA) Book of Confessions.
Bob Whitesel — recently recognized by a national publication as “the key spokesperson on change theory in the church today” — will be one of several experts on hand at the fifth biennial Healthy Ministry Conference to speak to practices and models that are on the leading edge of healthy ministry today.
The pastor never seemed to mention unmarried persons in his sermons, so Kris Swiatocho started putting post-it notes on the pulpit before services that said: “Remember singles.”
Pope Francis declared July 5 that Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints, elevating the two most decisive popes of the 20th century to the pantheon of Catholic life and worship.
On a recent solidarity visit to the Synod of the Nile, the PC(USA)’s partner church in Egypt, a delegation including Moderator Neal Presa, had the opportunity to meet with Egyptian brothers and sisters and to hear their stories. This is one story in an ongoing series.
It was the fifth house, and I had no idea what we would find behind the curtain that hung in place of a door.
So far we had prayed through the coughing of a woman with tuberculosis, witnessed the faithfulness of an HIV-positive grandmother, and sung praises in Chichewa with an elderly woman whose eyes could no longer see.
I took a deep breath and followed the church ladies through the curtain. Sitting in the corner of the small, dark house, a young woman looked up at us with a radiant smile. In her arms a tiny little face glowed with life and vitality, and I was introduced to her brand-new son, a beautiful baby named Vincent.
LEXINGTON, S.C. — Trinity Presbytery’s Migrant Ministry program, which is supported through its Father's Day Offering, began June 4 and will run for nine weeks this summer. Migrant workers will be bused from their various camps to Batesburg-Leesville Presbyterian Church, where the meals, devotions, and recreational activities will be held.
The migrant workers are very appreciative and look forward each year to the meals, devotions and fellowship time enjoyed together.
The presbytery is also hosting an educational event, Trinity Fest Light, on Aug. 24 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, in Columbia, S.C. It will be a morning ...
New to the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding family is a series of studies focused on the strategic directional goals of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.