Publications and periodicals
There were no voting booths in ancient Palestine. Yet prophets and popular movements did express their preferences, often at great risk. That risk intensified under the Romans. Sometimes today there seems to be almost as much discussion of St. Paul and empire in Biblical studies as there is about America and empire in political science. But we are blessed to be in a democracy derived in significant ways from the Reformed tradition's respect for the "inner forum" or individual conscience.
A reflection by Ken Moe on the ravages of war
Christmas trees stacked on a flatbed truck, a scene in which he was running away from battle -- these were the recurring dreams that haunted Roger after his service as a medic in Vietnam. For years he lived with undiagnosed PTSD and a series of outbursts he called “career-altering moments.” Finally, an intervention by trusted friends led to the beginning of his long journey back.
Throughout our nation, troops are returning home from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their adjustment from military to civilian life has its challenges. My focus in this article will be on providing pastoral care to the returning veteran.
The first story about our friend Gracie.
Download Gracie's other adventures:
- The Little Fish with Invisible Wings (2006)
- Little Fish Finds her Name (2007)
- Gracie and the Two-Legged Fish (2008)
- Gracie's Treasure (2009)
- Gracie and the Sea Star (2010)
- Gracie Finds Joy (2011)
- Gracie and the Great Pearl (2012)
- Gracie and the Big Storm (2013)
- Gracie Becomes a Neighbor (2014)
- Gracie and the Food Desert (2015)
By the Rev. Kevin Park, Associate for Theology (Stewardship), Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
A homily presented by the Rev. Kevin Park, about his early life and his father.
Although the wording of the General Assembly's mandate places the matter of the nature of human life prior to that of its value, the temper of our times compels us to begin with the latter. The very list of specific issues cited by the General Assembly represents a widely shared conviction that the value of human life is being questioned, even attacked, from many quarters. We will see that the General Assembly exhibited signal wisdom in yoking the two issues of nature and value together, but it is the matter of the value of human life that needs exposition ...
By Dr. Darrell L. Guder, Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
This essay by Dr. Darrell L. Guder discusses Christendom within the Presbyterian Church and a possible shift towards post-Christendom.
Reference to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Primary reference from GA minutes 1971: 104-117.
A Public Policy Statement on Energy, Its Production and Use, Adopted by the !21st (1981) General Assembly,
Presbyterian Church in the U.S., and by the 193rd ( 1981) General Assembly, United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.;
with a Background Analysis, by Robert L. Stivers, Commended for Study in Connection with the Public Policy