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June 10 2014

Every two years my denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA) meets for our national gathering called General Assembly. This gathering an amalgamation of a worship service, a family reunion and a business meeting and it is just lovely — frustrating at times[…]

June 10 2014

Every two years my denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA) meets for our national gathering called General Assembly. This gathering an amalgamation of a worship service, a family reunion and a business meeting and it is just lovely — frustrating at times[…]

June 10 2014

Every two years my denomination, The Presbyterian Church (USA) meets for our national gathering called General Assembly. This gathering an amalgamation of a worship service, a family reunion and a business meeting and it is just lovely — frustrating at times[…]

July 22 2010

13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah[…]

December 15 2009

[Photo by sociotard] Throughout my travels as I have been attending conferences and visiting ministries, I have invited folks to send me short write-ups on their ministries and, with the understanding that, as I was able, I would post them on this blog.  My hope[…]

June 19 2009

[image: Erin Dunigan] Greetings all.  I hope folks are doing well as the summer months begin.  While I have no delusions that folks are waiting with baited breath for my blog postings, my apologies for slacking a bit on this[…]

March 2 2009

[image: stevekeys] This morning I was sitting in one of my local cafes/offices doing my local church thing and couldn't help but to overhear a very loud conversation* going on at the table next to me.  Throughout the course of about[…]

February 26 2009

MODcast, Episode 3:  Appointments and Amendments Webcast previously known as Moderator Musings DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 TIME: 5:00PM, PST LOCATION: Your computer  SHOW LINK: on uStream* You are invited to join once again for an hour of online conversations, community[…]

February 5 2009

This letter is an ongoing monthly church-wide letter from the office of the moderator.  You an also see the monthly letter from our Stated Clerk, Gradye Parsons, HERE. February 2009 I was privileged last month to participate in the Congressional Black[…]

January 15 2009

As some have heard, Robin and I will be attending the swearing-in ceremonies at the presidential inauguration festivities next week in Washington DC.  Needless to say, I am very excited about the opportunity and grateful for those who have made[…]

January 5 2009

[image: furiousgeorge81] Over and over again in many conversations about and between theological polar opposites, we often hear of this "great middle" that are innocent bystanders to our theological and ideological battles.  This is the group that is not as[…]

December 28 2008

[image: blumpy] UPDATE: 12.31.08 Byron's Request for Feedback. Seems like it is as good a time as any – or NOT – to follow up on my last Moderator Monday post which touched on a nerve somewhere, to go ahead[…]

December 9 2008

So this afternoon, I hung out a bit and had some conversations with Beau Weston for my second episode of Moderator Musings to talk about his paper, Rebuilding the Presbyterian Establishment.  While I was pretty clear where I disagreed with[…]

December 8 2008

[image: azarius] Even though folks at the Town Halls that I have been conducting over the past months rarely ask about issues of sexuality, I do know that for many the continuing debates over homosexuality, biblical interpretation and ordination demand[…]

December 3 2008

Mark your calendars now to get online as I chat a bit with Beau Weston, author of Rebuilding the Presbyterian Establishment [PDF] published out of the The Office of Theology and Worship.  Needless to say this paper has generated a[…]

October 27 2008

[photo by Feuillu] This past week I had the privilege of visiting the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia as part of a meeting with the Committee of the Office of the General Assembly [See Byron’s complete Philly recap].  It really was quite[…]

October 24 2008

One of my responsibilities as moderator is to report to the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) as this is where the moderator’s office is lodged.  Below is the one-pager that helped us get started in on[…]

October 22 2008

In case you do not receive the publication of Presbyterian Lay Committee, here is the "Other Voices" piece, What’s a moderator to do?  that was included in the October 08 edition.  As of the the date of this post I[…]

September 22 2008

[image: fluffballs] As I have been traveling around for these very short few months, one word that seems to be bandied around a great deal is, "movement."  I have heard it used by progressives, liberals, conservatives, malcontents, middle-of-the-roaders, moderates and[…]

September 17 2008

Well we did it.  – Big ups to Ruach Retreat for the first post-broadcast posting. – The tester run of the online town hall that I had mentioned this past weekend was had yesterday with, what I would say, was[…]

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