Tara Spuhler McCabe, Candidate for Vice-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

In an attempt to help folks get to know the candidates for Moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), I have asked the Moderatorial and Vice-Moderatorial Candidates a few questions. You can find links to all of their responses HERE and you can follow most of the candidates on Twitter HERE. Thanks for taking [Read More…]

Trusting God as Some Leave the Presbyterian Church (USA)

[Photo by Maja Larsson ] I remember during the early days of planting the church that I pastored for 12 years. While I loved the work, there were stressors everywhere. Anxiety inducing questions arose all the time: “Would anyone show up?” “Would they stay if they did come?” and “Who’s going to make the coffee?” By far, though, [Read More…]

PC(USA) Moderator Candidates’ Wildcard Question

For you Presbyterians out there, admit it, you know you are getting all excited about our upcoming General Assembly (July, 2012) just around the corner in Pittsburgh. The exhibit hall schwag, the stylish local host aprons and the endless arguing over what word works best: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet or So (FANBOYS). Yes, we Presbyterians know how [Read More…]

The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Recent Round of Layoffs

As some of you may have heard by now, my denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has gone through another round of lay-offs at our national offices. There will be plenty of time to debate the motivations, ramifications and the overall future of our denomination’s institutional structure, but at this moment we grieve for and with [Read More…]

Job Creation in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Part II

[Photo By CarbonNYC] Last week as part of the new blog from The Presbyterian Leader, I posted my first contribution, Job Creation in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Lifting up an idea from soon-to-be seminary Graduate, Jack Jenkins, that post was not meant to be the first of many parts, but after further conversations, I decided to add another idea [Read More…]

Jan’s Open Love Letter to Her North Carolina Kin

[Photo by stephenmeszaros] One of my favorite people in the world is, pastor and friend, Jan Edmiston [blog|twitter]. Unless she has a secret life – which could be entirely possible – I don’t believe that Jan has won any world championships, saved anyone from a burning building or beat out a bunch of other people on some reality [Read More…]

Grace Ji-Sun Kim – God, Women, and the Church

What began as  a personal blogging hiatus, there has been such a positive response to the  to the Guest Blogging Crew, I am making this a regular feature on my blog. It is my intention to expose new/different voices to a larger audience so if you are interested in submitting an idea, please feel fill out this form. This week I am glad to [Read More…]

We’re Starting a New Presbyterian Church

See original posting. There are times when some things in life just make sense. What might seem like a foolish and risky endeavor to one person might be a natural convergence of clarity and call to another. With that said, after nearly a year since I announced the end of my time at a church that [Read More…]

We are Christianity: An Open Letter to Frustrated Christians in the United States

This letter originally appeared on www.reyes-chow. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, My name is Bruce Reyes-Chow and I too am a Christian. I am also a Presbyterian minister, a husband, a father and a Democrat.  Identifiers claimed, I write to you today because I am frustrated with the singular version of Christianity that is dominating [Read More…]

My Thoughts on The Fellowship and The Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians

[Photo from Fellowship Facebook Photos] UPDATE – At the bottom on this post, you’ll see that I have been adding links to other post on the ECO. In the scheme of the world’s problems, the goings on of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – no matter how much we would like it not to be true [Read More…]