What's next for our upcoming and recent grads from Gordon-Conwell? Abby Conger shares how her time at seminary helped solidify her call to start a non-profit for immigration legal services.
"At Gordon-Conwell, God's inward calling in my life was really attached to the outward calling of the church and of ministry."
Commissioners to the EPC 37th General Assembly approved dividing the Presbytery of the Pacific into a new Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest and Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest, effective January 1, 2018. Annie Rose, Ruling Elder from Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville, Ill., noted that this action would result in the Presbytery of the Pacific multiplying into two, to which Moderator Dean Weaver quipped, “As multiplication is one of our strategic initiatives, this certainly seems in order.” [ 365 more words ]
Commissioners to the 37th General Assembly adopted the Preliminary Position Paper on Human Sexuality as the EPC’s official Position Paper on Human Sexuality, effective at the close of the Assembly on June 23. The paper replaces the Position Paper on Homosexuality and Position Paper on the Sanctity of Marriage. The 35th General Assembly, meeting in Orlando in 2015, approved the formation of an interim committee to edit the homosexuality paper, which had been adopted in 1986 and revised in 1994 and 2014. [ 200 more words ]
Mark Noll, one of the leading Christian historians in America, and David Kinnaman, President of the Barna Group, are the keynote speakers for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s third annual Leadership Institute. The Institute is a strategic component of the EPC’s 37th General Assembly, to be held June 20-23 at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, Calif. On Wednesday, June 21, Noll will address “The Reformation, Then and Now.” His talk will cover two primary themes: “The Reformation as a Great Blessing and a Great Problem” and “Putting the Reformation to Use Today." [ 348 more words ]
I’m a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, and this weekend, I’m celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. So are dozens of my colleagues. How can this be? Hypothesis one: We’re not talking about a literal resurrection. Perhaps it is just an inspiring myth that served to justify the pro...