‘El espíritu del Señor está sobre mí’, dijo Isaías con confianza a los lectores en el 61º capítulo del libro que lleva su nombre, ‘porque Dios ha ungido al profeta para dar las buenas nuevas a los oprimidos, para liberar a los prisioneros y para consolar a todas las personas que lloran’.
Presbyterians are being asked to play an advocacy role to avert a second government shutdown — and at the same time protect immigrants and border communities.
Since the first of the year, a number of presidential hopefuls have come forward as potential candidates in the 2020 election. In the first of a monthly series of videos about issues facing the world today, the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), discusses what voters should look for in the next president.
Davidson College, a Presbyterian-affiliated college north of Charlotte, N.C., will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch on March 13 as part of its Symposium on Reformed Christianity and Social Ethics.
Parking lot meetings. Wealthy members with outsized influence. Inconsistent practices. Confusion about purpose and vision. There are lots of ways for a congregation’s systems to be unhealthy, and I suspect you could add to this list. Whatever the problem or situation, all do one thing: They undermine a church’s vitality.
The spirit of the Lord is upon me, Isaiah confidently tells readers in the 61st chapter of the book that bears his name, because God has anointed the prophet to bring good news to the oppressed, release of the prisoners and comfort to all who mourn.
This year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated eight films in the Best Picture category. Because the Academy could have honored as many as 10 (I wish “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “The Hate U Give” had also been chosen), but maybe they thought that would be too many films dealing with racism.
When Stephanie Fritz heard that the Presbyterian Mission Agency was looking for a person to help lead collaboration with the five PC(USA) missional partner associations that work with “ages and stages” ministry, she was intrigued.
While about 85 percent of the congregations within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are predominately white, more than half of Presbyterians recently surveyed said they’re not opposed to worshiping in a congregation where most of the members aren’t of the same racial and ethnic background as they are.
Three times a year, synod executives from across the country gather together to share, pray, and seek solutions to problems or challenges in their communities of worship. Planners for this month’s meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, took a different approach, a field trip.
The fifty attendees made a daylong visit to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial to Peace and Justice. Both are managed by the Equal Justice Initiative; an organization working to end mass incarceration and protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.