Episode 2 on being Presby-whaaaaat? What is “presbyterianism,” and why am I so over-the-top about being Presbyterian? Just in time for the 500th anniversary of the 16th century Protestant Reformation next month, which gave birth…eventually…to Presbyterianism. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, or subscribe to this blog in the space to the right.
In the Presbyterian Church we wrap our vision around three ideas discerned over hundreds and thousands of years of the Christian Church: Confessional, Constitutional, and Connectional. We are confessional because we confess our faith and are guided by historical confessions written over thousands of years in response to particular situations and contexts. We are constitutional because we … Continue reading “Connectional Living”
An interesting question popped in my head recently–maybe I got it from someone else. In many communions/denominations there are “orders,” subgroups within the community that seek to reflect their engagement with the wider community and world in particular ways, but continue to coexist with other groups. In the PC(USA) we have many groups: Presbyterians for Renewal, Covenant … Continue reading “Presbyterianism and Ordered Life”