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The Legacy We Leave

August 6, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, August 6, 2020 A titan of our age was laid to rest last week. He was small in stature, but mighty in influence. Georgia Representative John …


Saying Yes and Saying No

July 29, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 30, 2020 The world that God creates, redeems, and renews stands under a great big divine “Yes!” When God declares everything in creation as “good” …


There Is No Place Like Home

July 23, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister July 23, 2020 There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. These iconic words from Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz …


Where is God in This Picture?

July 15, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 16, 2020   “How could a good, all-powerful God let bad things happen to good people?” This ancient question, which philosophers call “the problem of …


In Praise of Persistence

July 9, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give …


Liberty and Justice for All

July 2, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, July 2, 2020 I became a U.S. citizen in 1995, twenty years after getting my “Green Card” that allowed me, a Canadian, to live and work …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Four

June 28, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Sunday, June 28, 2020 The final day of the 224th General Assembly, June 27, began with the election and installation of the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Three

June 27, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Saturday, June 27, 2020 YES to dismantling structural racism. YES to eradicating systemic poverty. These are two of the three foci of the Matthew 25 Initiative that …


Grace and Gratitude

June 25, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 25, 2020 Many have said – and I concur – that the core of John Calvin’s theology is the intersection of grace and gratitude. Taken …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day Two

June 21, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Sunday, June 21, 2020 A resounding “Yes!” At its second session on June 20, called less than 24 hours earlier, the 224 th General Assembly voted by a two-thirds …


2020 General Assembly Report: Day One

June 20, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Saturday, June 20, 2020 Unprecedented. That word has been much over-used in recent months related to the COVID pandemic, collapse of the economy, and the tsunami of …


The Church on Public Display

June 10, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister June 11, 2020 The church of Jesus Christ is on public display, whether we recognize it or not. The church has led the way in some recent …


A Time to Mourn

June 4, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister June 4, 2020 A week ago, we surpassed the grim total of 100,000 American lives lost to COVID-19, and that number continues to grow daily. A few …


A Letter to White Presbyterians

June 2, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Elder Ralph Lowe Director of Justice Ministries June 2, 2020 Dear White Siblings in Christ, Another news cycle, another black life taken, and another city in rage and in flames. I am tired; I …


A Cry for Racial Justice

June 1, 2020 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Monday, June 1, 2020 How long, O Lord, how long? Words fail us, as we grieve the horror of black lives lost savagely, cut short in recent …