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PNews 8/5/21

August 5, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Church that Thrives in a New Era The second of the church’s six “great ends” is “the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God.” While we rightly claim that all people are children of God, this …


PNews 7/29/21

July 29, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

I am Here Because of the Vaccine Safety. It is the most important thing the Good Shepherd provides for God’s flock. As Christians, we are called to follow our Lord in being more concerned about others than about ourselves. Can …


PNews 7/22/21

July 22, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Proclamation of the Gospel in a Time of Pandemic Proclamation of the gospel in a time of pandemic requires us to be clear about the difference between a “gospel” that promises us a haven sheltered away from our troubles and …


PNews 7/15/21

July 15, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Essentials We have only dim ideas of what the post-pandemic church will ultimately look like. But this much we know – the church will survive and thrive only to the extent that it stays true to its essentials. Will the …


PNews 7/8/21

July 8, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Awareness and Transformation America celebrated two federal holidays within two weeks. The Fourth of July, a holiday for almost 250 years, and Juneteenth, one just celebrated for the first time this year. Juneteenth (June 19th) commemorates the emancipation of the …


PNews 7/1/21

July 1, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

In Dependence Deliverance from tyranny is a central theme of salvation. But it’s not just about what we are set free from – it’s also about what we are set free to. God sets us free not to make us …


PNews 6/24/21

June 24, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Working Together What are we doing to meet the challenge of working together in our current situation? If you are in ministry of any kind, you also need a weekly gathering for reading, study, and prayer with colleagues. If you …


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 …


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 …


PNews – 4/29/21

April 29, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Are We Prepared For the Long Haul? For Presbyterians, the way forward in times when we differ involves engaging each other respectfully across our differences, as we seek common ground. We trust that God’s Spirit will …


PNews – 4/22/21

April 22, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Will We Work For Justice? Like the political and economic leaders confronted by the Easter message during the days of the apostles, those of us who enjoy privileged positions in our current order may well acknowledge …


PNews 0 4/15/21

April 15, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery What Have You Seen? A good lawyer will try to seat multiple witnesses in trial proceedings, each of which provides detail that supplements what others have reported. Similarly, the witness of the Gospels is strengthened rather …


PNews – 4/8/21

April 7, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Is Seeing Really Believing? Most of us are familiar with the “Doubting Thomas” story. Aren’t we all like Thomas, slow to accept the story of Easter? It flies in the face of everything we know to …