Unsettling Questions

Mark Achtemeier’s plenary address at the 2010 Covenant Conference continues to contribute to denominational discernment and our work for full inclusion of all God’s people in the life of the church.   During his presentation in Cleveland, Mark referenced a talk he gave at Austin Seminary’s 2007 President’s Colloquium.   His thoughtful and scholarly struggle with Unsettling […]

What do Presbyterians say about marriage?

– David H. Jensen For Presbyterians the primary resource for understanding marriage is Scripture. The creation story implies one purpose of marriage, companionship: “it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as a partner” (Gen. 2:18). This purpose is connected, though not synonymous, with the earlier injunction […]

Graceful Practices

Amy Plantinga Pauw Covenant Network Conference November 3, 2005 The Christian life is a material life. When we talk about spiritual practices we are not talking about an attempt to put our bodies to the side somehow and concentrate on the inner life of faith. Spiritual practices are about a way of conducting a bodily […]

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Who Do You Say That I Am? Believing in Jesus Christ in the 21st Century  Anna Case-Winters Associate Professor of Theology McCormick Theological Seminary Address to the 2002 Covenant Conference November 9, 2002  Introduction I am delighted to be here. Just to be among this great cloud of witnesses is a joy, and to be […]

Capetz Response

Response to Anna Case-Winters’  “Who Do You Say that I Am? Believing In Jesus Christ in the 21st Century” Paul E. Capetz Associate Professor of Historical Theology United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 2002 Covenant Conference November 9, 2002 When someone is asked to respond to a paper or a lecture in an academic […]

True Confession

 True Confession: A Presbyterian Dissenter Thinks About the Church  Address to the 1999 Covenant Conference Covenant Network of Presbyterians Atlanta, GA November 6, 1999 Barbara G. Wheeler President, Auburn Theological Seminary New York Excerpts from this address appear in Covenant Connection Vol. 2, #4. I have a practical problem. I joined the Presbyterian Church as […]