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The Juvenilization of American Christianity

“Governed by elders,” Presbyterians are those who, by definition, place a premium on mature leadership. Yet maturity is not valued as highly among Christians...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

Clothes Make the Man (or the Woman)?

Do we still believe in the notion of the “preaching office” or the “pastoral office”? Or have we joined the ranks of so much American “free church” congregationalism that replaces the notion of “office” with that of mere “function”?

Can the Lord’s Supper Be “Online”?

The notion of “online Communion” has some real problems to it.

My Body, Broken for Zoom?

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

A Pastoral Rule For Today

Pastors in America today are being asked to fulfill more roles than ever. What can be done?