Publications and periodicals
In its prospectus for study prepared by the Advisory Council on Church and Society and accepted by the task force at its first meeting, the group's purpose was described this way:
1. Identify and evaluate various theological and biblical perspectives on homosexuality, giving attention to specific biblical texts and themes. Give attention to confessional stands and specific attention to the positions taken by the 182nd General Assembly (1970).
2. Survey general studies and research, and assess theories and assumptions about homosexuality in light of biblical and theological perspectives and current understandings about homosexuality in the social and behavioral sciences ...
By Barbara Wheeler and P. Mark Achtemeier
Two significant perspectives on the unity of the church, offered by persons who have different views on some of the issues currently dividing the church. Both essays go beyond the preservation of institutional or sentimental ties to genuinely theological understandings of the unity of the church.
A Noteworthy Tradition
Presbyterians have always been deeply involvedin education The tradition began with John Calvin's support of free schools in Geneva, Switzerland,. and John Knox's concern that schools be provided for all children in Scotland Consistent with such beginnings has been the Presbyterian insistence on formally educated and scholarly clergy for all churches. Over many years, a learned clergy has attracted to Presbyterian churches persons who themselves are educated, who share a concem for schooling and have helped perpetuate educational interests
All power in heaven and earth is given to Jesus Christ by Almighty God, who raised Christ from the dead and set him above all rule and authority, all power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. God has put all things under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and has made Christ Head of the church, which is his body.
The stories are many and varied. They come from far back in history to present. Some have been told. Some stay buried deep in hearts and minds. They are stories of our military members and their families and their issues and challenges that they have faced or are living with day to day. These families and/or military men and women live in your neighborhood, attend your local school, shop at your local grocery, and attend your church…….or maybe don’t attend your church. In many cases they may travel through days and nights in silent struggles. Some may ...
Overview of the mission of The Clergy Committee and its model.
This brochure provides help for spouses of clergy and contact information for establishing a ministry.
The Belhar Confession
The full version of the Confession of Belhar, published September 1986.
This is a translation of the original Afrikaans text of the confession as it was adopted by the synod of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa in 1986. In 1994 the Dutch Reformed Mission Church and the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa united to form the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA). This inclusive language text was prepared by the Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
A verison of the Confesion of Belhar with references included to support the text.
Alcoholism and other drug abuse has an enormous negative impact on individuals and families in our society. –Presbyterian Network on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse
This resource book is prepared to inform denominations on issues of alcoholism and chemical abuse—promoting responsible living.