Tag Archives: sheldon

Remembering Deliverance

June 16, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 16, 2022 Remembering Deliverance It is human nature to quickly forget occasions when we were set free from distress. The story of just one of …


Let It Go

June 9, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 9, 2022 Let it Go I was not born with the gift of nonchalance. Ever since I can remember, I cared deeply about things being …


Confidentiality and Transparency

June 2, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, June 2, 2022 Confidentiality and Transparency  Each year, as we orient new members of presbytery committees, we discuss two core values to which our presbytery is …


A Passion for Public Justice

May 26, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 26, 2022 A Passion for Public Justice  Reformed Christians have it in their DNA to care deeply about social justice. Before he was a theologian …


Together Again – But Just Like Before?

May 19, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 19, 2022 Together Again – But Just Like Before?[i] The psalmist exults, “How blessed it is when kindred live together!” (Psalm 133:1) We usually cite …


Spurring Each Other On

May 12, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, May 12, 2022 Spurring Each Other On “…not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…” (Hebrews 10:25) As our …


Everywhere and Always

April 28, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, April 28, 2022 Everywhere and Always “Ubiquity.” I love words, especially words that you don’t run into very often. Words like “ubiquity.” When theologians talk about …


Two-Handed Theology

April 21, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, April 21, 2022 Two-Handed Theology Margaret Buchanan’s octogenarian eyes twinkled as she recounted to me one of her favorite children’s sermon stories from her days as …


Were You There?

April 14, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, April 14, 2022 Were You There? As darkness settles in on the night before Jesus is crucified – the night we call “Maundy Thursday” – everything …


A Time to Weep

April 7, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, April 7, 2022 A Time to Weep As a child I was part of a Sunday School that from time to time ran contests on who …


The Church’s True Beauty

March 31, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, March 31, 2022 The Church’s True Beauty Seriously? The church is “beautiful”? We know all too well the church’s ugliness. Its shortcomings. Its divisions. Its judgmentalism. …


The Divine Discount

March 24, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, March 24, 2022 The Divine Discount Last week my youngest grandson, a kindergartener, gave me a card he made for my birthday. It is full of …


One, and Only One

March 10, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, March 10, 2022 One, and Only One Paul is flabbergasted about what’s happening at the beloved faith community he helped found in Corinth. Evidence suggests that …


Holy? Really?

March 3, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, March 3, 2022 Holy? Really?  We continue our conversation about the “marks of the church” (Book of Order F-1.0302) by considering what it means to confess …


When One Suffers

February 24, 2022 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, February 24, 2022 When One Suffers[i] This year Pittsburgh Presbytery is breaking with its tradition of devoting its February meeting to celebrating the history and ministry …