Visual Reflection for Advent: Thorvaldsen’s Christ

Visual Reflection for Advent: Thorvaldsen’s Christ

by John Earl Art during the season of Advent is more often to reflect the characters central to the season. The Holy Child, the Blessed Virgin, the humble Joseph and the distant shepherds. An honest Advent theology will ask; ‘What kind of Christ does our world now...

Dementia and the Church

Dementia and the Church

By: Karen Nichols Dementia is a disease vastly misunderstood in our world today; yet it is on the rise. In fact, every 66 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in America....

Caring of Older Adults in the Church

Caring of Older Adults in the Church

By: Julie Schaaf My first call to ministry was to serve as the chaplain of the Foothills Presbyterian Retirement Community in Easley, SC. At the time, I was one of five chaplains in our five separate Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) located throughout the...

Come Now to the Waters!

Come Now to the Waters!

By: Priscilla Andre-Colton   Anyone who lives near a coast knows the power of the tides. They influence everything that happens. My husband and I used to sail in the St. Johns River out of Jacksonville, FL. I learned early that the tides affected when we could...

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