Celebrate Theological Education Sunday

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Presbyterian pastors make a vow to serve with energy, intelligence, imagination and love. That’s been especially crucial than the past three years of life in a pandemic. We celebrate this year’s Theological Education Sunday with a keen awareness that our...

From Resurrection Gardens to ‘Grow a Row’

by Erin Dunigan

On Palm Sunday members of the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake did something different - they gathered together after worship. It was the first time they had done so since the beginning of the pandemic. The reason? To create...

General Assembly confirmed Tom Taylor as President for fourth term

by Robyn Davis Sekula

The 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to confirm Tom Taylor's re-election as President and CEO of the Presbyterian Foundation on July 9, 2022. The Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Foundation unanimously re-elected Tom Taylor as...

The Rev. Dr. James Reese, a beloved Presbyterian pastor and leader, dies at age 98

by Mike Ferguson

LOUISVILLE — The Rev. Dr. James Reese, a respected and beloved pastor and pioneer in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), died Friday, June 17, after a long illness. He was 98. At age 95, Reese, a minister of Word and Sacrament...

Service dogs in training are part of church’s welcome

by Nancy Crowe

After leading the congregation in prayer, the Rev. Dr. Greg Bolt knelt next to the golden retriever in her blue and white service dog jacket. “Brinley, God has given you a calling to help a person in need with tasks...

How do we metastasize the goodness?

by Mike Ferguson

Speaking on the broadcast “Leading Theologically” the day following the shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Presbyterian author, speaker, facilitator, composer and musician David LaMotte said that while it’s important “to name the horror of what humans are...

Rob Fohr of MRTI discusses Responsible Investing on Leading Theologically Podcast

by Gregg Brekke

[caption id="attachment_13252" align="alignright" width="204"] Rob Fohr, Director of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement[/caption] What is making you come alive? Borrowed from noted theologian Howard Thurman, this is the question Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty asks every guest on his Leading Theologically...

From Rowing to Sailing: toward cultivating cultures of generosity

by Erin Dunigan

People give to what they value. It really is that simple. The question for congregations becomes how to communicate in a way that cultivates this value-driven generosity. Rev. Dr. Rose Niles, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation, seeks to...

Funds freed up for 1001 New Worshiping Communities program

by Robyn Davis Sekula

An Indiana judge signed an order recently that frees up funds at the Presbyterian Foundation to support the 1001 New Worshiping Communities program at the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The Foundation, Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program and the Presbyterian Mission Agency...

‘Writing faithfully, not perfectly’

by Mike Ferguson

[caption id="attachment_217455" align="alignright" width="220"] The Rev. Jenny McDevitt[/caption] You can find examples Rev. Jenny McDevitt’s creative spark on her Instagram site, found here. To hear about where that spark came from, listen to her Wednesday conversation with the Rev. Dr....