An Advent Prayer

By Jessica Tate Tear open the heavens and come down, O God. As the light dims in the cooling days our vision turns inward. We see the wilderness of our […]

Holy Ground

By Esta Jarrett Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” When the Lord saw that he had turned […]

Energy, intelligence, IMAGINATION and love…

by Mary Harris Todd At ordination and installation Presbyterian elders promise to serve with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love.  Of the four, imagination may be the most challenging.  Unlike a […]

Many Bodies, One Table

by Elizabeth Howell Our church is one of the few congregations in our city that still offers a weekday morning Vacation Bible School.  It is a lot of work to […]

From Thanksgiving to What’s Next

by John Vest During this week we are reminded of the many things for which we are thankful. When it comes to the church, even though I am passionate about […]

What has Chicago to do with Dubuque?

by John Vest Last year, as part of my work on the General Assembly’s Mid Councils Commission, a colleague and I paid a visit to an assembly of the Synod […]

Reformation Redux- Anniversary and Action

by Nathan Proctor Earlier this week, I shared some thoughts and questions about how and why we celebrate World Communion Sunday, and mentioned that how we observe and remember the […]

World Communion

by Nathan Proctor I think about worship a lot. Like, a lot. In my current church, I plan and lead music in an average of two hundred worship services a […]