Where is the Connectionalism?

I was in a meeting today discussing the rationale for why a presbytery should be involved in camping ministry. As a starter, a member of our team took three responsibilities of presbyteries as outlined in the Book of Order (G-11.0103) and suggested how a presbytery camping ministry corresponds to these responsibilities. As we talked about […]

Presbyterian Priorities

When I served as a commissioner to the 219th General Assembly this past summer, I was assigned to one of the two Social Justice committees. We recommended passing a number of studies about a variety of social issues like education and immigration. As we passed each one, someone would inevitably point out how much money […]

Intrinsic Holiness

A few weeks ago I led a workshop on camping ministry in the Presbytery of Chicago. It was both a general reflection on the role of camping ministry in the life of the church; a particular discussion of our presbytery’s camp; and, given the likely sale of this camp, an opportunity to envision what camping […]