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...

A charge and a prayer from Austin Seminary

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/26/2019

As the academic year winds down, I am thinking of this year's class of seminary graduates. They are finishing several years of deep study, and are grounded in theology. They felt called to attend seminary, and they are ready to...

Finish the Story: Follow Don’t Flee

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/18/2019

Mark 16:1-8 Common English Bible When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they could go and anoint Jesus’ dead body. 2 Very early on the first day of the...

Sabbatical support for pastors

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/4/2019

“Where might my congregation and I receive financial support for a pastoral sabbatical?” [caption id="attachment_6012" align="alignright" width="150"] Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty[/caption] Regularly, I am asked this question. I do know of some programs, but am sad to say it is...

It’s Right in Front of You

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
1/28/2019

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...