What is home, really? Is it a building, where one lives with family and surrounds themselves with belongings? Is it a town or a community, where one has friends and ties and a job? Is it where a person puts down roots? Or is it really something else?
Surprisingly, the best answer might come from people who would seem to have the least connection to a home ― modern day military gypsies.
Recently we were relaxing after the service in the blooming garden behind the church when some German women wandered in through the gate from the street. Presumably they came to look at the large mural on the neighboring building depicting life in that area when it was still quite rural by today’s standards.
If you play a word association game with “God,” Americans might respond with “unchanging,” “eternal,” or “forever.” But what if America’s perception of God is always changing with their whims and wishes and cultural proclivities? Matthew Paul Turner, popular blogger and author, is raising this question in his new book, Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity.
What do an American sports journalist and a South African fashion designer have in common?
They’re both examples of how God’s call can lead to unexpected destinations, such as Hannover, Germany, as they’re also both interns for the WCRC this year.
Fundiswa Kobo was a fashion design student in 2001 when she first sensed God’s call. “I spent almost a year and a half trying to discern what God was really saying to me, constantly asking for guidance from senior ministers who prayed with me,” she said. Fundiswa enrolled in a bachelor of theology programme at ...
God’s plan for Air Force chaplain Mitchell Holley led him a long way from where he expected to be. Holley might have thought one day he’d be entertaining troops, not ministering to them.
The Rev. Jason Brian Santos has been named the new associate for collegiate ministries for the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) of the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.). In his new role, Santos will work closely UKirk, the church’s network of collegiate ministries.
The youngest child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leaned toward the 30 students facing her inside the library at Riverview Gardens High School on Tuesday (Aug. 26). Many of them live near the epicenter of the chaos that erupted in Ferguson. It’s why Bernice King chose this school for this discussion.
An idea conceived by teaching and ruling elders bound together by prayer is beginning to transform the prayer lives of Presbyterians throughout Yellowstone Presbytery, one of the nation’s largest by square miles and, at about 2,000 people, smallest by membership.
About 40 members of nine of the presbytery’s 25 churches gathered Saturday, Aug. 23, at First Presbyterian Church in Lewistown ― the geographic center of the Treasure State ― for a day-long prayer retreat. Co-general presbyters George and Kathy Goodrich made presentations that included praying the scriptures and exploring St. Teresa of Avila’s spirituality.
While serving as an English-speaking pastor at a Korean congregation, Shawn Kang came to understand the particular struggles of second-generation Korean Americans. When he decided to plant a new congregation in the Houston area, he reached out to young Asian Americans ― and Pathways of Houston began.
After searching for more than 35 years, the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina have finally found the grandson of one of their founders, Estela de Carlotto. The recent discovery ends a long and painful journey for Carlotto, who lost her pregnant daughter, Laura Carlotto, during the days of the brutal military dictatorship of 1976-83 in Argentina, when she was abducted and imprisoned.