Tag Archives: PNews

PNews 6/30/22

June 30, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Fear Fear is a compelling, controlling power in our lives. Too often, we make decisions in life based in fear instead of trusting the life path we are called to in Jesus Christ. This is not faithful. Faithfulness is living …


PNews 6/23/22

June 23, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Fear Fear is a compelling, controlling power in our lives. Too often, we make decisions in life based in fear instead of trusting the life path we are called to in Jesus Christ. This is not faithful. Faithfulness is living …


PNews 6/16/22

June 16, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Remembering Deliverance Celebrating the gift of freedom with those who have been set free is nothing less than acknowledging our common humanity and dignity as God’s children. White folk should have been celebrating Juneteenth all along with their Black siblings, …


PNews 6/9/22

June 9, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Let It Go One of the marks of true maturity is the ability to tell the difference between essentials and non-essentials. Getting wrought up over non-essential things is a sure sign that we have some more growing to do. The …


PNews 6/2/22

June 2, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Confidentiality and Transparency Each year, as we orient new members of presbytery committees, we discuss two core values to which our presbytery is committed: confidentiality and transparency. The two often seem at odds, but rightly understood, both are necessary for …


PNews 5/26/22

May 26, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Passion for Public Justice From its inception, the Reformed movement, of which Presbyterianism is the primary American expression, has held that Christ calls us to make a difference in the world. Protesting the unbridled proliferation of guns is surely …


PNews 5/12/22

May 19, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Spurring Each Other On As we emerge from a pandemic that kept us apart, we are finding that being together inspires us to reach higher, to be stronger, to enjoy more fully our calling. And this is precisely what happens …


PNews 5/5/22

May 5, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Celebration! In this week’s newsletter, Ralph and Brian talk about the importance of celebration in the life of the church and reflect on how we mark milestones in our lives. read more >>> 2022 Worship and Music Conference The Presbyterian …


PNews 4/28/22

April 28, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Everywhere and Always Yes, Jesus is with us wherever we gather in his name, and wherever we partake of his body and blood at his table. But Jesus always turns us back out to the world where he is truly …


PNews 4/21/2022

April 21, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Two-Handed Theology The world is suffering. Christ is risen! Both are true. Taken together, they constitute our hope and our mission. Easter invites us to two-handed theology: Bible and newspaper together; might and tenderness together; suffering and comfort together; grief …


PNews 4/14/22

April 14, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Were You There? Where are we on the night we call Maundy Thursday, in the story of salvation that Scripture unfolds to us scene by scene? A beloved African-American spiritual gets to this by asking, “Were you there when they …


PNews 4/7/22

April 7, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Time to Weep As he entered Jerusalem, Jesus began to weep, even as the crowd’s acclamations for his triumphal entry were still ringing in the air. Jesus’ anguish was not that they rejected his words or actions, but that …


PNews 3/31/2022

March 31, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

The Church’s True Beauty Jesus’ road to Calvary underscores that having everything look pristine and work in good order is not his highest priority; indeed, we know all too well the ugliness that can be found in the church. Yet …


PNews 3/24/22

March 23, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

The Divine Discount According to Scripture, God chooses to discount our shortcomings – and we are called to do the same with each other. If we cannot demonstrate reconciliation in how we live with each other, we have no credibility …


PNews 3/17/2022

March 17, 2022 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Hope Hope. It’s one of the defining terms of the New Testament and yet hope can be frustrating when what you hoped for, doesn’t happen. Across the last two years, leaders have seen their hopes dashed as wave upon wave …