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Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience

Interview with Author James B. Nelson Special from Presbyterian Health, Education, and Welfare Association (PHEWA). (See also http://www.phewacommunity.org/) Read interviewer Rev. Chuck Booker’s own reflections on addiction in his article Spiritus Contra Spiritum! A renowned Christian ethicist who spent most of

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Christ, Culture, and a Broken Democracy

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We are in the midst of a strange election season, to say the least. I have heard more people say, “I’m just not voting,” or “I don’t have anyone to vote for,” in this election than in any other in my lifetime. In an extremely polarized society, perhaps the one

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30 Days with the Belhar Confession

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Reflections on Unity, Reconciliation and Justice This useful companion to the Belhar Confession, published by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, weaves together Scripture passages and the Confession’s timely themes of unity, reconciliation and justice. Written by a diverse collection of scholars, theologians and church leaders, it is the perfect resource for

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Living History – Fern Cloud

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Called to Ministry on the Upper Sioux Reservation Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Fern Cloud shares her perspectives as a Native American Presbyterian Edited Transcript: My name is Fern Cloud. I was born in the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota reservation in

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Living History – Bettie J. Durrah

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“Color Me Part of the Human Family” Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Bettie J. Durrah, church elder, shares her experiences as a leader of Presbyterian and women’s groups, including her work as a choreopoem author. Edited Transcript: I’m Bettie J.

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Living History – Vernon Broyles

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Taking a Stand for Racial Justice in the South Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Vernon Broyles wrestled with leadership choices in a congregation fractured over racial tension in the mid-20th century. Edited Transcript: My name is Vernon S. Broyles, III.

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Living History – Melva Costen

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Music, Black Presbyterians, and Civil Rights Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Melva Costen, wife of former general assembly moderator James Costen, is a retired professor of music and worship. Here she discusses her family’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement,

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People, Look East!

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Advent and Christmas Reflections on the Middle East Week 1 Jimmy Carter and Simeon: What ‘Consolation’ for Israel and Palestine Today?, Rev. Dr. Chris Iosso A Perspective on Peace: Is There Shalom in the Land?, Marietta Macy Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Calls for an “Advent of Justice”, The

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