Juxtaposing things we rarely put together, like the passion of Christ and our ideas about capital punishment, Mark Osler explores an active engagement between Jesus and our contemporary law and culture in his new book, Prosecuting Jesus.
The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in conjunction with the Rev. Irvin Porter, associate in the Office of Native American Intercultural Congregational Support, issued a statement today in support of the Standing Rock Sioux protest of a crude oil pipeline set to skirt the northern border of the tribe’s reservation lands. A breach, they say, is a threat to the Missouri River, the source of the tribe’s drinking water.
Nelson, former director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C., was elected as Stated Clerk by the 222nd General Assembly of the PC(USA) this past summer in Portland, Oregon, and recently made the transition to Louisville to join the national staff of the denomination.
The Stated Clerk received welcome and gifts from representatives of the Presbyterian Foundation, the Office of the General Assembly, the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and the Louisville-based Churches Uniting in Christ before offering remarks.
Join Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as they share regular reflections in this video blog. In this short video Denise talks about the Ecumenical Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Please view and share.
사람들은 보통 어렵고 절망적인 시간에만 기도를 하려는 것 같다. 호스피스 채플린으로 섬기고 있는 나는 이러한 생각이 옳지 않다는 것을 발견했다. 흔히 고통 및 슬픔은 기도 속에서 하나님과 연결할 수 있는 능력을 잠식 시키는 것 같다. 심한 충격이 우리 영혼을 강타할 때에는 기도가 불충분하고 기도를 할 수 없을 것처럼 보일 수 있다. 나는 종종 이러한 영적 단절의 시기에 사람들을 돌보도록 호출 받는다.
<한국어><Espaňol> A common religious conceit is that people only turn to prayer in times of difficulty and despair. In my time as a hospice chaplain, I have found that idea to be untrue. Often pain and grief seem to stifle one’s ability to connect with God in prayer. Prayer can seem both insufficient and overwhelming when trauma has pierced the soul. I am often called in to assist people in these times of spiritual disconnect.
새로운 앱이 교회의 결정 과정에 다양성을 더욱 반영해 줄 수 있었다
에바 스팀슨, OGA 연락 담당
총회 해당 위원회들의 결정 과정에서 누구의 목소리가 가장 영향력이 있는가? 어떤 위원회 회원들이 말을 거의 하지 않는가? 방 안의 가구 배치나 회의 진행법의 사용과 같은 것들이 위원회 참여에 영향을 미치는가?
이러한 종류의 질문들을 탐구하는 것이 제 222차 미국 장로교 총회 (2016)에서 처음으로 선보인 새로운 앱의 목적이다. 대표성과 포용성 그리고 OGA 사역 장로 훈련 책임자인 Molly Casteel은 총회 관찰자들이 새로운 진행 관찰 앱을 사용하여 모은 정보가 현재 분석되고 있다고 말한다. 총회 대표 위원회 (GACOR)의 지원을 받아 그녀가 이 앱의 디자인을 주창했다.
Casteel은 “우리는 시스템을 개선하고 …
Whose voices are most influential in shaping the decisions of committees at General Assemblies? Which committee members rarely speak? Do things like the arrangement of furniture in the room, or the use of Robert’s Rules of Order, affect committee participation?
Exploring these kinds of questions is the purpose of a new app that made its debut at the 222nd General Assembly (2016). Data collected by observers at the assembly using the new Process Observation Web Application is currently being analyzed, says Molly Casteel, manager of representation, inclusiveness, and ruling elder training in the Office of the General Assembly. She initiated design of the app with support from the General Assembly Committee on Representation (GACOR).
Join Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as they share regular reflections in this video blog. In this intallment Jan talks about the goals for their two-year term. View and share.