Keep Wrestling and God’s Grace will Seep Out

Keep Wrestling and God’s Grace will Seep Out

By: Emily K. Bisset From there [Jesus] set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him,...
Age, Culture  and the Church

Age, Culture and the Church

By: Henry Simmons Why do older adults—not individually but as a whole—evoke negative reactions? Our personal stories of deeply loved and admired individual older adults cannot overcome the hard fact that most of us—myself included at age 74—cannot answer the...
We Wish You Had Never Come

We Wish You Had Never Come

By: Jan Brooks Far too often it is easier to let the past stay in the past and try to forget it ever happened. But all too often the hurt and pain go so deep that they are carried across generations. Many cannot forget. Many will not forget, lest it happen again. In...
Life Achievement Recipient Mary Speedy

Life Achievement Recipient Mary Speedy

By: Mary E. Speedy Finding a playmate is rarely a problem when you grow up with six siblings. Neither is it a problem finding a book to escape with when you live in a Presbyterian manse with the church library next door. Add to that two parents who encourage both play...
Life Achievement Recipient Tom Malone

Life Achievement Recipient Tom Malone

By: Tom Malone served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for more than 41 years as a Christian educator and pastor. Born and reared in South Carolina, Tom attended Florida State University (B.A. in English) and Columbia (M.Div.) and McCormick (D.Min.) seminaries. The...
Hot topics we tend to avoid

Hot topics we tend to avoid

By: Studies Check out the group studies ready to be downloaded at www.thethoughtfulchristian.com There are too many to list here. Information about First Nations and resources available for study on various justice issues can be found...