Living in the Power of Jesus Christ From Generation to Generation

October 5th-7th, 2021

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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...

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: 13–14 Can you hear the good news in that? Christ...

A Provocative Confession: Jesus as the Truth

The fact is confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life has always been provocative. It’s always been contested. It’s always been eventually opposed. Sooner or later in every...

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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.

The Source of Revolution

October 31, 1517 is the 500th anniversary of a revolution. It began when a young, obscure theologian in an insignificant town in Germany rediscovered...

Identifying Boundaries

What are the boundaries to Christian faith which if crossed, place a person outside of Christian faith? What is the content of Christian faith?...

Why Church Leaders Should Study Theology

In order to lead any organization one must clearly, accurately, and firmly perceive two realities. The first is what the organization exists to accomplish....

Calvin and Barth on the Unity of the Church

The unity of the church concerned John Calvin so much that he wrote to Thomas Cranmer on April 1552: “The members of the Church...

The Call to Love the Small

What are the unique opportunities and challenges facing our small churches?