Monthly Archives: July 2010

Big Tent Two


There will be another Big Tent – a gathering of at least ten Presbyterian conferences – a family reunion – a time of learning – a time to worship and pray together.

Big Tent Two will take place in Indianapolis, IN from June 30 to July 2, 2011.

At our recent General Assembly, those of us who will have conferences taking place under the tent (and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program will) were asked to wear promotional shirts.

I am told I looked like a young Don Johnston.

(Photo by Joann Lee.)

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Presbyterian Pastoral Letter

It has been a long time – in a kind of a short time sense. A little over a month is a blink of an eye, time wise, in some ways. In other ways, it is quite a while.

Even now, truth be told, this isn’t really an entry – maybe I will do one tonight. I am testing the quote feature. So here goes. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) just completed. Our leaders have written a pastoral letter to the church. It opens:

To Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations:

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

“Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38)….

Just one week ago, the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) convened with Scripture and music and prayer. Commissioners and advisory delegates from every presbytery across the church gathered around the baptismal font with hopeful expectation of what God’s Spirit would do in and through them as they sought to discern together the mind of Christ for the PC(USA).

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