We were honored to host the fine folks from Fort Hill Presbyterian Church (and Rodney too) on a workcamp trip earlier this month! Check out a few pics of their time here working at Oakhurst Outreach in White Sulphur Springs, WV. (Thanks to Abby Martin for the pics.)
Thanks for a great week! Come back soon.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sometimes we southerners say one word that sounds like another word. The same was true in Amos' day. He was a southerner who talked differently than his northern brothers and sisters. We see this illustrated in a beautiful piece of poetry which begins the passage, and the difference between the southern and northern pronunciations of a single word produces a universe of theological meaning.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Curious about what happened at General Assembly? Click on these links to important stories which unfolded throughout the week.
Cynthia Bolback elected Moderator
GA Approves "Breaking Down the Walls" report on the Middle East
Definition of Marriage Unchanged
PC(USA) Makes Strides in Interfaith Relations
Proposed Change in 'Fidelity, chastity' Clause Approved
Sermon on Spreading the Good News in a Broken World
New Form of Government Approved
Belhar Confession Closer to Inclusion in Book of Confessions
Young Adult Ministry Vital to Future of PC(USA)
Assembly Responds to Arizona Immigration Law
Christians Experience Unity through Relationship Rather than Agreement
Post-Assembly Pastoral Letter from Moderator & Stated Clerk
Monday, July 12, 2010
Scripture, reason, tradition, and human experience clearly point to salvation as an action of God. However, what should our response to salvation be? The answer, in simplest terms, is to spend our days loving God AND loving our neighbors.
Monday, July 5, 2010
On July 4th, Americans will consider what it means to be a free people. This morning, we consider freedom theologically from a Presbyterian perspective--that of predestination. Stephen asks, "As children of God, do we exercise our freedom by abandoning it unto God?"