“Needing One Another”

A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:14-26 and Isaiah 43:16-21  by David Bartlett, for the Atlanta Regional Conference, April 19, 2013: “… there may be just a little danger as you in your church and I in mine face the possibility of schism and the fights over property and budgets and pensions – there may be just a little danger that we will move beyond what we have every right to say: “I disagree with you entirely” – to what we have no place in Christ’s body to say: “Good riddance; we have no need of you.”
Is there some way that we can stand fast for justice and still work toward reconciliation?”

In Praise of Unity

A Sermon on Psalm 133 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 by the Rev. Christopher A. Henry, Shallowford Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA, January 23, 2011

All Things to All People?

The recent meeting of the Covenant Network Board in Miami was ably hosted by Riviera Presbyterian Church. Preaching there on the following Sunday, National Organizer Tricia Dykers Koenig reflected on some of the questions engaging the Board.

‘Fellowship’ Within the Body of Christ

* A Word from our Co-Moderators *
Several members of the Covenant Network Board and staff participated in the gathering in Minneapolis, August 25-26, of the Fellowship of Presbyterians.

The tone established at the outset was one of warmth, kindness, and respect, and the articulated values included an appreciation for PC(USA) denominational staff, avoidance of stone-throwing, and a commitment not to speak or act out of anger.

S*E*X and Being God’s Child, I Corinthians 6:7-11

A sermon by Dr. Randy Bush Here is a simple recipe for how to misuse the bible. It has five ingredients. First, find a word or phrase that interests you and pull it out of the context in which it was written. Second, insist that the English translation means exactly the same as the word’s […]

What does 1 Corinthians 6:9 teach about sexuality, and how should we live in response?

-Robert L. Brawley   In 1 Cor. 6: 9-10, Paul gives a long list of “wrongdoers [who] will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Presbyterian New Testament scholars Paul Achtemeier and Marion Soards, whom I hold in high esteem, think that when 1 Cor 6:9 uses the Greek terms malakoi and arsenokoitai among males and […]