Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Jeniffer Rodríquez

by Presbyterian Foundation
4/15/2021

As a flower when it starts blooming Be present, irradiating love, peace and goodness Colors of hope will walk with you at all times Petals of joy will remind you of life Through God, creator of Heaven and earth With God who gives us all now and always. Amen  ...

Living with gratitude, hope and grace

by Ellie Johns-Kelley
4/15/2021

As a parent of young children during the pandemic, feelings of inadequacy are common in both child-rearing and work. Regardless of the words of encouragement from supervisors, and family and friends, it is easy to sense that we are falling short. To note, I have been truly blessed with bosses...

The Stewardship Journey – May 2021 Lectionary Preview

by Anna Pinckney Straight
4/13/2021

How and where did your stewardship journey begin? Throughout the years, I have listened with awe and reverence as church members have shared stories of grandmothers who made sure dimes and quarters were ready to be placed in church offering plates; mothers and fathers who sat down to talk about...

Legacy

by Presbyterian Foundation
4/12/2021

Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman with Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/9/2021

Editor’s note: Every other week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a new episode of the series Leading Theologically via Facebook Live where he has a conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve...

‘Look well to the growing edge!’

by Mike Ferguson
4/9/2021

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Ellison II has discovered heaven on Earth. For him it involves spending time at the Children’s Defense Fund’s Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, with others who admire, as he does, the late Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman, one of  Christianity’s most celebrated authors, preachers, scholars and mystics...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Rebecca Mallozzi

by Presbyterian Foundation
4/8/2021

21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” - John 20:21-22 The Sunday after Easter is sometimes called Bright Sunday or Holy Humor...

Risks Privileged People Should Take with Rev. Dr. Teri McDowell Ott

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/6/2021

Editor’s note: Every other week, Lee Hinson-Hasty hosts a new episode of the series Leading Theologically via Facebook Live where he has a conversation with a different leader in ministry across the PC(USA). He asks each guest to share a charge and benediction at the conclusion of the conversation. We’ve...

Being an Easter People in a Good Friday World

by Rev. Dr. Neal Presa
4/1/2021

Our beloved friend and colleague, the late Tom Gillespie, who served faithfully as the fifth president of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1983-2004, shared the following story at a commencement ceremony more than two decades ago: Former British prime minister, William Gladstone, encountered the young son of one of his friends....

Foundation Stepped Up to Help in 2020

by Tom Taylor
4/1/2021

Corporate cliches such as “synergy” and “momentum” are overused. But there’s really no other way to explain what happened in 2020. Ten years ago, we recognized that our longstanding model of focusing mostly on permanent endowments and New Covenant Funds helped many ministries. But more was needed from the Foundation...