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October 5th-7th, 2021

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Ministry During a Time of Great Change

Our lives will bear signs of the new COVID realities for some time. Since this is so for all, not least pastors, lay leaders, and church members, we are asking one another important...

The Holy Spirit and Presbyterians

The history of Presbyterianism is more but not less than a history of the interpretation of the work of the Holy Spirit. It is a history of actions and reactions, movements and countermovements...

Theological Mystery of Words

Once upon a time, when I was only fifteen years old, I boarded a weather-beaten old passenger liner and sailed out from the New York harbor. I was on my way, by a...

What Have We Learned During the COVID Crisis?

Read about the experiences of 10 Presbyterian Ministers as they reflect on a year of COVID's impact on their churches.

Two Views of Mortality

Sometimes death strikes down the living abruptly through a heart attack, a suicide, a car accident, a drowning. Loved ones can be left feeling stranded, breathless, and unprepared. In contrast, many forms of...

Is Authentic Christian Community Even Possible?

Where does authentic Christian community come from, what holds it together, and what keeps it going?

The Feast of Many Memories

If you keep an eye on the market for home improvement supplies, you are seeing some healthy indications. Even the sales of tools are up. A do-it-yourself, fix-it-up mood has caught the attention...

Calvin Meets Voltaire – An Interview with Jennifer Powell McNutt

Editor’s note: Since we are not the first Christians or congregational leaders in the Reformed tradition to swim against strong cultural and intellectual currents, what can we learn from those who have tried...

A Theology of the Ordinary

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life––your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life––and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does...

Is Theology Practical?

This address was delivered at Theology Matters’ first conference on Hilton Head Island, Feb. 19, 2020. I made an off-hand comment to Richard Burnett one day, about three months into pastoral ministry, that my...

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My Body, Broken for Zoom?

The internet remains an individual and isolated experience even when we must attempt online worship.

John Calvin on Death and Grief

It is difficult for many of us to imagine John Calvin doing something so human and vulnerable as grieving. Nor is it any easier...

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 1

Jesus offers us life, true life, life that endures, eternal life. And Jesus himself is nothing less than the life.

My Body, Broken for Zoom?

The internet remains an individual and isolated experience even when we must attempt online worship.

If I were a Church School Teacher Again

Observation reveals that religious instruction is still very much a matter of conveying religious facts, and that this concern with religious knowledge is a Protestant characteristic. If I were a church school teacher again, I would seek constantly to emphasize the importance of Christian duties.

The Catechized Prodigal: When Covenant Children Lose Their Way

“Train the child for the path of his life, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

On Reconciliation – Honoring the Work of Jesus Christ

Christ Jesus . . . has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. Eph. 2:...

Surveying Presbyterian Beliefs

Recently the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) released the results of a Presbyterian Panel survey entitled “Theological Reflection.” There is some good news in these data, along with evidence of considerable misinformation and confusion.