On My Year as Presbytery Moderator

A week and a half ago I ended my one year term as Moderator of the Presbytery of Chicago by handing over the cross and gavel to Sonia Bodi. Serving as

Tales of Two Cities

I preached this sermon at the assembly of the Presbytery of Chicago this past Saturday. Okay, before I say what I’m going to say, I want you to do

Mutual Forbearance

My next two weeks will be saturated with Presbyterianism. Tomorrow will be my third assembly as Moderator of the Presbytery of Chicago. I'm hoping we

Struggling with Exile at #NEXTChurch2014

The two and a half days I spent at the 2014 NEXT Church National Gathering were refreshing and inspiring. I want to make a few general comments about

Presbyterianism as a Relational Network?

I keep finding myself involved in projects aimed at re-imaging what it means to be Presbyterian in our rapidly changing world. I served on the first

Toward a Better Connectionalism

When asked what it is about Presbyterianism that people most value,  connectionalism always emerges as an essential element of this way of being