Growing up in a 60-member church in rural Pennsylvania shaped the ministry of Debbie Hough, the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators’ 2014 Educator of the Year.
The Rev. Daniel Montoya, longtime professor at Seminario Evangelico Teologia (Evangelical Theological Seminary, or SET) here, calls his core class “Practical Theological Ecumenism.”
As the Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, “selfie” has become a major theme in our society. Self-portraits typically taken with smartphones, selfies show their subjects in the most flattering light and positions.
But as Christians, we know that we are far from perfect, even though we like to deny our sinfulness, said the Rev. Barbara J. Essex, speaking at the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators annual event Jan. 30.
Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith.
Eddinger, a 28-year-old father of two from Lexington, N.C., doesn’t have health insurance.
But he’s not worried about the cost of getting sick.
Gathered in the heart of Silicon Valley, the participants at this year’s Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) annual conference are surrounded by the latest technology.
But while technology can help erase miles and speed up communication, it can’t offer the same connections as can be gained by a hug, a smile or shared worship.
Manolo De Los Santos’ journey would strike most people as improbable, even if he insists it’s all part of Gods plan.
The Thai government confirms that general elections scheduled for Sunday, February 2, will be held, despite warnings from the Election Commission that national voting could lead to an escalation of recent violence.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Sikh Coalition will unveil a new partnership by hosting their first series of Neighbor and Neighborhood dialogues in New York City, with the goal of providing a better understanding of how the two faith traditions can work together to promote peace.
ACT Alliance—a global, faith-based relief and development agency of which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a partner—has applauded the ceasefire agreement for South Sudan signed Jan. 23, saying it is the first step toward reconciliation for the troubled country. In just one month, conflict in South Sudan has sparked a grave humanitarian crisis that has left many dead and more than half a million forced from their homes, of which 86,000 fled for shelter in neighboring countries, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A) stated clerk Gradye Parsons met with the Senate democratic caucus—and other faith leaders who were invited to share their concerns as a new legislative session begins.
Much of the conversation in the 75-minute meeting centered around faith concerns about poverty, the recovering economy, economic inequality, immigration rights and mass incarnation.