Dealing Christianly with Political Differences

In this 2020 election season, The Advocate blog reaches back to the Spring of 2013 and lifts up these wise and thoughtful words from Katherine Baker.   I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will...

What I Need From White People Right Now

In a follow up to our last post from Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness to Washington, D. C., we reprint Adele Halliday’s justice/opinion piece from Broadview Magazine, a publication from and about The United Church of Canada,...

Talking to Your Children About COVID-19

By Kathy L. Dawson I’ve heard many people wondering about how much to tell children about what is currently happening in our world. My own advice, coming off my years of experience working in the childhood grief arena, is to listen to the questions that the children...
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,...
Facing the Twinge of Anxiety

Facing the Twinge of Anxiety

By: Forrest Palmer I greet you as a disciple in Christ, now serving as the president of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE), a five denomination partnership with the mission goals that APCE exists to “connect, enrich, empower and sustain persons...
We Don’t Want to Go There

We Don’t Want to Go There

By: Dennis Reid Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep” (John 21:17 New International Version). Many church leaders today are unwilling to face...