Theological Conversation 2017-3: “Words Matter” by Mary Beth Anton, a PC(USA) pastor in the Presbytery of Tres Rios. As Anton points out, it’s hard to get away from the way words have become used in new and careless ways as weapons. We also know that our use of words can sometimes be sloppy and careless. As she points out, the Reformers took words very seriously because they took the accessibility of the Word seriously. How can we deepen our faith as individuals or communities if words don’t matter? She asks the hard question: how can the Church be the Church …
Final report of the Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church.
Compensation and its Theological and Ethical Meaning in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — a 2009 Survey of Pastors
This packet is intended to help you facilitate a discernment process in which participants will work through the material in “Encountering the Gospel of Peace Anew: An Invitation to Discernment and Witness,” the Peace Discernment Steering Team’s Interim Report to the 220th General Assembly (2012).
Use this study guide with The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Guided by our commitment to Christ, Presbyterians have engaged with the United Nations since before its creation. The 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reaffirmed support for the United Nations. Read that action and learn more about why Presbyterians engage with the United Nations as followers of Jesus.
Have you ever asked the question, “How long, O Lord?” ”How long?” Most of us
have. They say, "Into each life a little rain must fall," but the truth is that there are times
when the rain becomes such a downpour that we are about to drown in the deluge.
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By H. Michael Brewer
Men of the Church in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provides 11 New Testament Bible studies to aid congregations. Each study is inspired by a book of the Bible and includes seven sessions for open discussion.
The State of Healthcare in a Changing Church as presented at the April 2013 PMAB meeting by Board of Pensions.
The 219th General Assembly (2010) created a Commission on Mid Councils to report to the 220th General Assembly (2012) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among the responsibilities of this commission was to “develop models that reflect the roles of middle governing bodies in our polity and the changing context of our witness in the United States. ...” Although all of the recommendations taken to the 220th General Assembly (2012) were not approved, the General Assembly commended the narrative sections of the report to the church for study. This guide is designed to assist mid councils, particularly presbyteries, to begin or continue studying …