by John P. Burgess
In this paper, Burgess explains what thinking theologically about the church looks like and what its sustaining 6 sources will be.
Becoming culturally proficient is an on-going process. One of the tools of Cultural Proficiency is its Essential Elements. The Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency consist of five behavior standards that measure, plan for and facilitate a culturally proficient mindset.
This exercise will help you assess how culturally proficient you are individually and/or organizationally. The questions provide a baseline of information and will assist you in determining where to start your conversation about becoming culturally proficient. The assessment is approximately 20 minutes.
A Study Paper on Lessons Learned and Directions Toward Peace in Iraq
Committee on Religious Liberty and Church/State Relations. 200th General Assembly 1988 Policy Statement and recommendation regarding religious liberty.
Suppose someone gave you $200 to give to a charity or religious cause. How would you decide where to contribute? We presented Presbyterians that scenario on a 2005 survey, asking them how important each of 12 factors would be in their decision making.
- from the January/February 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
Recently in this column I discussed decades-long membership losses in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), but this month I’m addressing an area in which the PC(USA) is growing: the weight of its pastors.
- from the March 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
The 1980 foundational document that called for the establishment of a churchwide peacemaking emphasis.
A 2008 survey asked Presbyterians about their volunteering activities. Here are some key findings.
- from the April 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
Some months ago I examined the long-term slide in membership numbers within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Despite these steady net losses, donations from individuals to congregations actually increased over the same period, even after accounting for inflation.
- from the May 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
This resolution adopted by the 211th General Assembly (1999) affirms the need for international judicial mechanisms for the administration of justice capable of addressing major categories of crime with consistent application for all countries. It calls upon all governments to be diligent in the conduct of affairs, preventing those acts that might constitute offenses of international character as defined by law, holding their own citizens accountable.