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Big Tent

Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri • July 6–8

Join Presbyterians from around the country at Big Tent! This year’s theme emphasizes the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity and economic inequality. Let’s come together and engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace.


October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

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  • Running on Fumes October 16, 2017
    While driving home the other day my car alert sounded.  I looked at the dashboard, and to my surprise the gas gauge was blinking. Yikes! My mind was on a million other things, in input from the day.  I had started out that morning with a partial tank of gas, enough to fulfill my duties […]
  • Pruning September 15, 2017
    "Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit."  John 15:2My dad was a Presbyterian minister.  When he retired on disability my parents moved into the Woods Home, a lovely home gifted by a wealthy banker for retired Presbyterian ministers.  The home was divided into three apartments. Rev. and Mrs. Byers lived […]
  • Experiencing Awe and Fostering It in Others July 26, 2017
    Susan Beaumont, a senior consultant with the Alban Institute, shares in her newest article research on the benefits of the human experience of awe and reflects on ways of fostering awe in people.  See the article here:  Beaumont writes how awe is inspired by beauty.  Experiences of awe draw us out of ourselves, cause us […]