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Author Archives: Renee Roederer

Author Rev. Renee Roederer

The Persistence of Trauma and the Power of Belief

“I believe you.” We should never underestimate the power of these words. What’s more, God calls us, as people of faith, to speak these words in our relationships and our larger communities. Though voiced aloud, the words “I believe you” … Continue reading

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Author Rev. Renee Roederer

From Confession to Confession

The Adoption of Belhar and the Public Naming of Abuse The moment was simply stunning. With no verbal form of disagreement or dissent, the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to adopt the Belhar Confession. With this … Continue reading

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Author Rev. Renee Roederer

The Gospel is Intersectional: Considering the Foothills Presbytery Overtures

During his tenure as the Moderator of the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Heath Rada has listened deeply and broadly to people across this denomination. Moderators of the PC(USA) often have this unique and sacred privilege of really listening as … Continue reading

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