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Some words of thanks after General Assembly

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/19/2018

[caption id="attachment_5574" align="alignright" width="225"] Hiking in the mountains of North Carolina is a wonderful way to recharge and relax.[/caption] For all who go to General Assembly, it is an exhilarating and exhausting whirlwind of the Holy Spirit, both at the...

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...

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...

“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...

Who and What Thanksgiving Day, Presbyterians, and Theological Education have in Common

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/9/2017

Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was a ruling elder and church leader, a lawyer, a civil servant, a founder and later President of the American Bible Society, a trustee of Princeton University, and a founding trustee of what is now the Presbyterian...

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...