It’s Right in Front of You

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Editor’s note: Lee Hinson-Hasty preached on Jan. 6 to his lectionary group in Estes Park, Colorado, at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. His sermon was delivered on Epiphany and was on Matthew 2:1-12, the coming of the magi. What...

Creating an open and affirming church environment for all

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

For our last installment in our blog series on the need for pastors in rural America, we talked to someone with a national perspective: Rev. Jihyun Oh. Jihyun is a teaching elder member of Presbytery of Greater Atlanta currently serving...

Creating a Culture of Call: a conversation with Dr. Sue LeFeber

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

We’ve spent some significant time this fall examining the need for pastors in rural communities in the U.S. Our blog series kicked off with Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams, Presbytery Executive for the Central Nebraska Presbytery, telling her story of the need...

O’Neill, Nebraska needs a pastor, too

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

There is important, impactful ministry to be done in America’s rural communities. There are people everywhere waiting for a leader to come alongside them, as Rev. Emily Zeig Lindsey said in a video we filmed last year. But there is...

The call to rural Nebraska: a seminary perspective

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

This month, we’re examining the need for pastors in rural communities by taking a deep dive into the Central Nebraska Presbytery. We’ve heard from Polly Deppen-Williams, Presbytery Executive for this Presbytery, and we’ve heard from two pastors who were called...

“Resurrection” along Harriet Tubman’s Pathway to Freedom

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Lent is traditionally a time for Christians to reflect, (re)affirm our baptismal identity, who we are and who we are called to be, and to commit to living faith in more life-giving ways. Our liturgical year takes us on a...

Faith lives on in Franklinville, Maryland

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

It is the great joy of my work to visit congregations, and those who love the church, keeping in conversation about how we can ensure we have enough ministers for the future needs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). These conversations...

A conversation with Mid-Council Leader Steve Shive

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

At Stewardship Kaleidoscope in September 2017, I took some time to sit down and film a conversation with Steve Shive. If you don’t know Steve, you should! He’s the General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Wyoming, with a vast territory...

Mark 1: Reading for Liturgical, Literal and Vocational Epiphanies

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

More often than we like to admit, there is a brilliance about the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the day or for the year developed by the Consultation on Common Texts. This year the focus on the Gospel of Mark is...