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Jesus instructs us to ask for our daily bread. We know that God provides our bread through the hands of the baker and the farmer. Today, bakers may work in a factory hundreds of miles from the farmer, who uses a harvester made by workers in another factory.
In the late 19th century, as factories grew in importance, churches saw more clearly the social dimensions of the gospel. The Presbyterian Board for Home Missions responded
Morning Psalm 62
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
3 How long will you assail a person,
will you batter your victim, all of you,
as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 4 Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
For frequently-relocating military families, relationships are more important than buildings
August 29, 2014
Chaplain Bruce Glover, his wife Carol (right) and daughter Claire (left) return from their most recent deployment. —courtesy of Bruce Glover`
Presbyterian News Service
Special to Presbyterian News Service
What is home, really? Is it a building, where one lives with family and surrounds themselves with belongings? Is it a town or a
A PC(USA) mission letter from Germany (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 312)
Parishioners reflect on the new ‘leaves’ ― visions for growth in ministry and mission ― which they have identified. —Alethia White
Ryan and Alethia White
PC(USA) mission co-workers
Recently we were relaxing after the service in the blooming garden behind the church when some German women wandered in through
An interview with Matthew Paul Turner
Religion News Service
If you play a word association game with “God,” Americans might respond with “unchanging,” “eternal,” or “forever.” But what if America’s perception of God is always changing with their whims and wishes and cultural proclivities? Matthew Paul Turner, popular blogger and author, is raising this question in his new book, Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity.
Presbyterian military chaplain learns ‘you never know where God’s calling you to’
August 28, 2014
U.S. Air Force Chaplain Mitchell Holley —PCCMP photo
God’s plan for Air Force chaplain Mitchell Holley led him a long way from where he expected to be. Holley might have thought one day he’d be entertaining troops, not ministering to them.
New associate will work closely with UKirk network
Jason Brian Santos, new associate for collegiate ministries —PNS file photo
Evangelism and Church Growth
The Rev. Jason Brian Santos has been named the new associate for collegiate ministries for the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) of the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.). In his new role, Santos will work closely UKirk, the church’s
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reprinted with permission
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo.
The youngest child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leaned toward the 30 students facing her inside the library at Riverview Gardens High School on Tuesday (Aug. 26). Many of them live near the epicenter of the chaos that erupted in Ferguson. It’s why Bernice King chose this school for this discussion.
Yellowstone Presbyterians study and practice prayer at daylong retreat
August 27, 2014
Jed Cauffman receives a trim during a skit about pruning. The pruner is his son Curtis. —Mike Ferguson
An idea conceived by teaching and ruling elders bound together by prayer is beginning to transform
Carol Howard Merritt
Excerpted from The Christian Century
While serving as an English-speaking pastor at a Korean congregation, Shawn Kang came to understand the particular struggles of second-generation Korean Americans. When he decided to plant a new congregation in the Houston area, he reached out to young Asian Americans ― and Pathways of Houston began.
Estela de Carlotto —WCC photo
World Council of Churches
World Council of Churches News
PLAZA de MAYO, Argentina
After searching for more than 35 years, the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina have finally found the grandson of one of their founders, Estela de Carlotto. The recent discovery ends a long and painful journey for Carlotto, who lost her pregnant daughter, Laura Carlotto, during the days of the
August 26, 2014
News from the presbyteries and synods of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).