Join the Conversation

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/27/2020

Listening and watching congregational leaders grapple with how to serve during this pandemic inspired me to convene live conversations on Facebook to resource them during this unprecedented moment. Leaders across the country and the Church have graciously donated their time...

Forming and Funding a Pastor Cohort

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/3/2020

“Morning blessings, Lee. Thanks for your (last) post on the Theological Education Fund blog. I still wonder how one goes about becoming a part of a pastor/preacher cohort though ... unless one creates their own? Any thoughts for one who...

Good Shepherds

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
3/20/2020

“What is the status of your soul?” My pastor/preacher cohort offered this question to each gathered from across the country on a video call this week, well into Lent. After each responded, the one who shared before them, prayed out...

Celebrate Theological Education Sunday

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/3/2019

Nicholas Yoda, pastor of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, credits his home church and seminary for preparing him for ministry as a “spiritual docent in a house full of wonder and a valley full of pain.” Together they...

Malformation Recognized in Vacation Bible School Curriculum by Ministers

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
6/14/2019

The Rev. Leanne Masters was prepping for Vacation Bible School last week at Southern Heights Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, NE when she was “horrified” to discover the non-denominational curriculum they purchased was racist, shaming, theologically flawed, biblically weak, and geographically...

Provide bread we need: July 28 lectionary preview

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
5/26/2019

Editor’s note: Each month, the Presbyterian Foundation asks a PC(USA) teaching elder to provide a lectionary preview for the coming month. The July preview is provided by Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development at the Presbyterian...

Focused on Serving God: July 21 Lectionary Preview

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
5/24/2019

Editor’s note: Each month, the Presbyterian Foundation asks a PC(USA) teaching elder to provide a lectionary preview for the coming month. The July preview is provided by Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development at the Presbyterian...

A Neighbor You Know: July 14 lectionary preview

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
5/22/2019

Editor's note: Each month, the Presbyterian Foundation asks a PC(USA) teaching elder to provide a lectionary preview for the coming month. The July preview is provided by Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development at the Presbyterian...

Minor characters with a major impact: July 7 Lectionary Preview

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
5/20/2019

Editor’s note: Each month, the Presbyterian Foundation asks a PC(USA) teaching elder to provide a lectionary preview for the coming month. The July preview is provided by Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development at the Presbyterian...

Learning Theology from my Mother

by Mark Power
5/9/2019

I was always proud to be a preacher’s kid. Growing up in Arkansas and Texas, it surprised many people when I told them my mother was the preacher, not my father. These types of exchanges certainly came with many puzzled...