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Continuing Thoughts on the Last Presbytery of Chicago Assembly Meeting (Part 1)

There are additional issues that must be addressed beyond the Confession of Belhar (see the previous two posts) from the last (April 18) Presbytery of Chicago Assembly meeting.   170 more words


Belhar Confession

The PC(USA) has ratified the Belhar Confession for inclusion in our Book of Confessions. The Belhar Confession is the first from the global south to be included and arose out of the era of apartheid in South Africa. 42 more words


The five marks of an elder

The ministry of elders–both teaching and ruling elders–is crucial to maintaining a healthy congregation that follows the biblical pattern of leadership. We often take elders for granted and shape the office around secular leadership positions that we’re familiar with. 290 more words

Gospel & Culture

Confession of Belhar Questions Already Answered! (Part 2)

At the April 18 Chicago Presbytery Assembly meeting, the Rev. Sara Dingman, Transitional Synod Executive of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, was an honored guest.  She was introduced and made a few brief comments.   402 more words


Rabbit Season (sermon 4/19/15)

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 1,863 more words

Wait, I have to start a blog?

Friends, family, acquaintances, strangers and blog enthusiasts,

If you didn’t know, I’m Abby and I’ve been told it’s best if I start a blog. Why? … 754 more words


You Choo Choo Choose me?

Colossians 3:12-14

I have this weird history with literally running out of churches; let me explain. I remember as a child going up to the front of the church for the children’s sermon. 1,615 more words