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Thinking the Faith, Praying the Faith, Living the Faith is written by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship.

Thinking, praying, and living the faith is at the core of ministry in the Office of Theology and Worship. In the following videos, learn more about what thinking, praying, and living the faith means to the leadership of the Office of Theology and Worship. Discover why it matters and what difference it makes in our lives, work, and worship.  

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October 8, 2010

America

This week I heard Beth Wenger speak about the affect that "America" has had on Judaism in the United States.  The development of Judaism in its various forms in the U.S. is unprecedented.  It is marked by freedom and choice--freedom to shape Judaism in a number of directions, and a freedom to not practice Judaism at all.  Wenger spoke in mostly positive terms of the affect that U.S. culture has shaped Judaism.  In a similar vein, Emmanuel Clapsis spoke of the ways that the individualism of America has shaped the Orthodox (Greek, Russian, etc.) Church into multiple Orthodoxies.  Clapsis was more ambivalent about the changes--seeing some good things, but also believing that this individualism may debase Orthodox faith and practice.

It is obvious that American culture has shaped Reformed/Presbyterian church life as well.  In what ways?  What has been gained?  What has been lost?

Categories: Faith, Interfaith dialogue and relationships, Religion, Spirituality , Theology, Worship