Tag Archives: May 2021

The Trinity – A Most Practical Doctrine

May 27, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 27, 2021 On the first Trinity Sunday in my new call, I dutifully took a stab at preaching on the mystery of the Trinity, after …


PNews 5/27/2021

May 27, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Are We Truly a Trinitarian Church? Perhaps the best way to approach Trinity is not as an idea, but as a description of how God lives and moves. And as such, it offers a model for …


PNews – 05/20/21

May 20, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery What Matters More – Being Together, or Being in Agreement? When Jesus left his disciples at his ascension, he gave them one assignment: Wait together in Jerusalem. The outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost came when …


The Power of Being Together

May 20, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 20, 2021 When Jesus left his disciples at his ascension, he gave them one assignment: Wait together in Jerusalem. The outpouring of the Spirit at …


Escape or Transcend?

May 13, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 13, 2021 Today the church celebrates the fourth great festival that marks the arc of Jesus’ life. The first three are well-known to us – …


PNews – 5/13/21

May 13, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Escape or Transcend? Today is Ascension Day, a church festival often overlooked, unlike the other major celebrations of Jesus’ life.  As much as virgin conception and bodily resurrection defy all human experience, at least they deal …


PNews – 5/6/21

May 10, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery What Will Be Our New Superpower? Presbyterians prize their orderliness, and justifiably so. Our allergy to disorder has proven to be a true “superpower” that has helped make us a “long haul” community. But at this unprecedented …


Without Undue Delay

May 6, 2021 | Posted in Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 6, 2021 Our “Directory for Worship” instructs that children’s baptism should be administered “without undue haste or undue delay.” (Book of Order W-3.0403) Such a …