O’Neill, Nebraska needs a pastor, too

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/7/2018

[caption id="attachment_6417" align="alignright" width="300"] First Presbyterian Church of O'Neill, Nebraska.[/caption] 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...

The call to rural Nebraska: a seminary perspective

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/4/2018

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...

Midwestern Ministry Context: A glimpse of the good life

by Greg Allen-Pickett
10/14/2018

Editor's note: During October, we exploring the need for pastors in rural communities, with a focus on Nebraska. Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams contacted us recently to discuss the need for pastors,...

God’s call to rural communities

by Polly Deppen-Williams
10/4/2018

Editor's note: During October, we are going to explore the need for pastors in rural communities, with a focus on Nebraska. Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams contacted us recently to discuss the...

An update, and a prayer, for our friends in Puerto Rico

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/12/2018

This week, I watched Hurricane Florence take aim at the North Carolina coast, a place that is close to my heart and is where my home Presbytery resides. I'm anxious for my friends, colleagues, and all of those serving Christ's...

“Who’s ready for a new academic year?”

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/6/2018

Editor's note: Sending our oldest child off to college this year made me more attentive the last few weeks to my social media friends posts of their children’s first day at school. They range from the first day of preschool...

Women of the Church

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/27/2018

Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come! -Isaiah 60:1 Women of the Church play a tremendous role in shaping Christians. In fact, there wouldn’t be a Christian Church without the women witnesses at Jesus’ tomb described in all four Gospels. The...

Seminaries working together

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/10/2018

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12          Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, I’ve kept in touch with colleagues...

Faith lives on in Franklinville, Maryland

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
3/5/2018

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...

Theological Education Fund to honor Cannon, Oldenburg at GA breakfast

by Robyn Davis Sekula
2/26/2018

The Committee on Theological Education and the Theological Education Fund are honoring two distinguished leaders in theological education at the 2018 General Assembly. This year’s honorees are Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, professor of theology and ethics at Union Presbyterian...