The Presbyterian Writers Guild has selected the Rev. Robert John Andrews, a pastor in Danville, Pa., to receive its prestigious Presbyterian Publishing Corporation First Book Award for 2014 for his novel set in the Civil War, Nathaniel’s Call.
There is supposedly an ancient Chinese curse, may you live in interesting times. I suppose, that for people who value security and predictability, uninteresting times are preferable, if slightly boring. Otherwise, interesting is better. No one with access to world news could possibly argue that these are not interesting times for those of us with connections in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Recent events in Ukraine and the subsequent reabsorption of the Crimean peninsula into Russia have made for constant headlines.
제 221차 미국 장로교 총회의 사안들을 다루개 될 14개 해당 위원회들을 인도할 리더들과 부리더들이 선출되었다. 이들은 제 220차 미국 장로교 총회장인 닐 프레사 목사에 의해 선출되었다.
프레사는 말한다: “나는 제 221차 미국 장로교 총회의 해당 위원회 리더들로 선출된 자들이 나의 지명을 받아 준 것에 대해 기쁘고 감사하게 생각한다. 이들은 자신들의 은사와 기술을 사용하여, 함께 하는 우리의 삶을 위해 성령의 능력으로 예수 그리스도의 마음과 정신을 함께 분별하기 위해 예배와 기도와 검토와 토론 시간에 그의 동료 총대들과 자문 위원들을 인도할 것이다.”
On the second Sunday of Lent, John Hendrix sits in one of the pews near the back of Grace and Peace Fellowship, a Presbyterian church with stained glass in green and orange, and a giant, organ pipe front and center. Casually decked in a striped, button-down shirt and jeans, he looks like any other member of the hip and young crowd. With his wife, Andrea, and his two children, Jack, 8, and Annie, 5, Hendrix stands and sings and partakes of gluten-free communion.
But as soon as the sermon starts, Hendrix sets himself apart, whipping out his sketchbook and pens to draw the pastor’s sermon.
A coalition of Christian leaders that includes the Reverend Robina Winbush of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has released a statement tied to Easter calling for the end of the war on drugs and mass incarceration.
“The ministry of Jesus the Christ was about challenging unjust systems that held individuals and marginalized communities in bondage,” says Winbush, the PC(USA)’s Associate for Ecumenical Relations and President of Churches Uniting In Christ. “He empowered his disciples to touch lives and tear down strongholds of captivity. He commissioned them to care for the most vulnerable in society and give witness to the reign of God marked by justice.”
In order to observe Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Presbyterian News Service will not post stories on those two days, April 17 and 18.
Roughly 3,200 runners competed in the second annual Palestine Marathon, which took place in the occupied Palestinian city of Bethlehem April 11.
Race organizers aimed to provide Palestinian runners the opportunity to run in their own race as well as to highlight the restrictions placed on Palestinians’ movement within and from the West Bank and Gaza.
Two international partners of the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) are among more than 500 civil society organizations from 40 countries urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reissue a rule requiring oil, gas and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments of countries in which they operate.
President Obama on April 14 called for people of all faiths to deter gun violence and anti-Semitism, one day after a gunman killed three people at Jewish centers in suburban Kansas City.
Don’t go to church. Be the church!” On the first Sunday morning in November, a growing number of congregations in the Delaware Valley cancel their morning worship services.