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Where are our Future Ministers now?

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
5/24/2018

You probably will not be surprised to learn our future ministers are active in healthy congregations now, maybe even yours! According to a landmark 2017 Barna study, the vast majority (85%) of current ministers were active as children in a...

“Resurrection” along Harriet Tubman’s Pathway to Freedom

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
3/22/2018

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
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...

Congratulations, Katie Cannon and Doug Oldenburg

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
2/26/2018

A big congratulations to Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, professor of theology and ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and Rev. Dr. Douglas Oldenburg, former President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and a former General Assembly moderator. ...

Join us for the Excellence in Theological Education Awards

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
2/15/2018

Each General Assembly, the Excellence in Theological Education Awards honor outstanding Presbyterian leaders who have had an impact on theological education. In some cases, a single person is chosen, and in other years, two people are selected. This year’s honorees...

A conversation with Mid-Council Leader Steve Shive

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
1/31/2018

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
1/25/2018

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...