The Rev. Dr. Andrew Pomerville, the Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement and the Senior Chaplain at Alma College in Alma, Michigan, was announced Wednesday as the 11th President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He begins his service July 1 following the June 30 retirement of the Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III.
In 1987, the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, the first Black woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), used the term “Womanist” to explore an interpretation of the Bible connected to Black women’s liberation. Her book that followed one year later, "Black Womanist Ethics," helped launch the field of womanist ethics.
The Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) is thrilled to announce that this year, 35 years after the publication of that groundbreaking work, the entirety of Cannon’s personal papers has been digitized and made freely accessible through Pearl Digital Collections.
For years the Mighty Women of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church have worked to help residents at an encampment for people without housing near their church.
For Kate Trigger Duffert, working for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is something that comes naturally. A lifelong Presbyterian, she has been involved in working on behalf of the church since she was a child. Now, as manager for General Assembly Business and Per Capita Promotions in the Office of the General Assembly, Trigger Duffert works to ensure the business of the church moves forward.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary celebrated its 227th commencement Friday with a joyous gathering at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh that included rousing musical offerings by bagpiper Palmer Shonk and organist Ryan Croyle.
“Praying with others, retreating with others is an unexpected blessing,” said one participant in last week’s online retreat facilitated by 1001 New Worshiping Communities. The same sentiment sprang up like an epiphany during evening worship when the group closed communion with the Lord’s Prayer in their first language. Following an invitation to “pray with your heart language,” the participants, including speakers of English, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, and Yoruba, prayed together the words that Jesus taught. The Rev. Sue Yoder, pastor of Blank Slate Community in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, said, “In my imagination that’s what it sounded like on Pentecost.”
The congregation and leadership of a Presbyterian church that was set on fire earlier this week in Douglas, Arizona, is determined not to give up despite major damage to the building.
In the most recent edition of “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast,” Dr. Jonathan Tran pushes against racial capitalism, a task begun in his 2021 book, “Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism.”
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, which means that Korean society has been living in a state of war for 70 years.
Season 10 of New Way, the 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement, made its debut on Thursday. The podcast, which started in 2019 as a way of inspiring and informing aspiring leaders to start new worshiping communities, now has a catalog of more than 75 episodes.