Change is tiring

by Rev. Jessica Tate
12/6/2021

Most conversations I’m having with colleagues these days go something like this. Me: "How are you?" Colleague: (shrugs) "Doing ok." Me: “Yeah?" Colleague: "I’m proud of the way the congregation has weathered all the last year and a half have thrown at us. (Sighs) But I’m exhausted." It’s no wonder....

Recovering from COVID-19 with Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
12/2/2021

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...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Dr. Kevin Park

by Presbyterian Foundation
12/2/2021

In this 21st year of the 21st century, in the second year of the COVID pandemic, when leaders, rulers, and governments are in power, during times of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety, the word of God comes to us with hope and promise: We can be confident that the one who...

Mission work in Romania inspires ongoing support

by Robyn Davis Sekula
11/30/2021

Sometimes an invitation to visit a new place is life-changing – and that is certainly what happened to Jack Ferlino. Nearly 30 years ago, he was invited to go to Romania, and what he witnessed then and in more than a dozen trips since inspired him to make a permanent...

Familiar Promises for Unfamiliar Times – December 2021 Lectionary Preview

by Rev. Dr. Neal Presa
11/17/2021

In a few weeks, our family will welcome back home our eldest son after the first semester in college. Being 2000 miles away from home, our son, as with any college student, has said he looks forward to seeing his room, lying on his bed, seeing the neighborhood, the smells...

How to resist ‘the fear and outrage that is being encouraged’

by Mike Ferguson
11/23/2021

Even in the midst of sabbatical,   Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell was happy to join the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty for his Facebook Live show Leading Theologically on Wednesday. “A hazard of sabbatical is I miss getting to talk theology with students and other professors. I’m grateful to talk to you,” she...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Adriene Thorne

by Presbyterian Foundation
11/23/2021

We know this to be true, Loving God: You speak to us and our spirits vibrate with your call. You breathe upon our lives and we breathe in your peace. You sing, and our feet pick up the tune. You turn the world upside down, and our hearts are lifted...

Disciplined Hope with Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/22/2021

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...

Praying with Every Heart with the Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/19/2021

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...

Blessing and Benediction from Rev. Chip Hardwick

by Presbyterian Foundation
11/19/2021

Give thanks to the God of gods, For God’s steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks for congregations and cornbread, For God’s steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks for mentors and mushrooms, For God’s steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks for organists and oregano, For God’s steadfast love endures forever. Give...