Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Presidents Day

Good morning! We're having a snowy, blowy Presidents Day here in the Midwest and I thought I'd warm up by highlighting a few blogs from the PCUSA web ring.

First up is Michael, blogging at Decloaked views from one who follows Jesus. Michael hails from south Texas where, I presume, it is not snowing this morning. Yesterday, in Evangelism just outside the Church, he posted a (terrific, moving) PC(USA) video with the intro line, "Where are the Youth?--They are right outside in the parking lot and you keep shooing them away." He also has some interesting things to say about churches vs. church buildings, community, and being open to new ways of doing church.

Meanwhile, over at Desert Spirit's Fire, River Song (Leah) has been reviewing books. Recently she's tackled Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross: Contemporary Images of the Atonement edited by Mark D. Baker, Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied Universe by Walter Brueggemann, and Welcoming the Stranger: a public theology of worship and evangelism, by Patrick R. Keifert. Leah writes very thoughtful reviews.

Finally, we have snow-loving upstate New Yorker James Moore blogging at Dr. Sheltie. (Rev. Moore, who is a PC(USA) co-pastor with his wife, also loves dogs.) Recent posts at Dr. Sheltie include Earnest, a review of The Meaning of Faith by Harry Emerson Fosdick; Fear, Faith, and Public Policy, discusses American jurisprudence and the debate surrounding trying accused 9-11 terrorists in civil court; a bit of football humor, and a short piece on consumerism vs. A Good Life (Excellent).


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