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Why Is Our Liturgy The Way It Is?

There has to be a better way to say that, but that’s what you get for now… I had someone suggest I give a brief explanation of our liturgy before we worship Sunday, so I prepared some thoughts and it, well, it turned out to be not so brief. The results of those thoughts are…

What’s An Overture?

As I wrote yesterday, an overture is basically a request to the General Assembly to do something, to act on a specific matter. The typical way an overture comes to the Assembly is through a Presbytery. A session in a particular presbytery works on an overture, sends it to the presbytery at a meeting where…

General Assembly Preview 2023

Well, it’s that time of year again church family: General Assembly! It’s the Super Bowl of Presbyterianism, or maybe more like the NBA finals with the potential for brawling, not really, we always do things decently and in order. For those of you who don’t know what General Assembly is I’ll do my best to…

Onion Soup and Ash Wednesday

Last week we had small group at our house and our theme (thank you to my lovely wife for thinking of themes, by the way) was French. Our theme doesn’t have anything to do with the study, but everything to do with the food. So we made a big cheese platter and French Onion Soup.…