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The Protestant Reformations

Author: Donald McKim, Eva Stimpson May 18, 2017

What is the difference between the Protestant Reformation and the Reformed Tradition? Is there a difference? What does it mean to say that John Calvin was a humanist? 2017 marks the 500th anniversary since Martin Luther’s 1517 reforming efforts began in Wittenberg, Germany. To mark that anniversary, the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding series has released […]

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Baptism: Coming to the Font

Author: Donald McKim, Editor January 4, 2017

This new 7-session study in the Faith Seeking Understanding series is intentional about teaching how the practice and theology of baptism is rooted in scripture and expressed in the Presbyterian Church’s (USA) Book of Order. It teaches participants the life-changing importance of baptism– in remembering it, preparing for it, re-orienting our lives because of it.  Since the study both introduces and reviews […]

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Creed

Author: Adam Hamilton December 8, 2016

This new resource from Adam Hamilton explores the Apostles’ Creed and what Christians believe. It will be useful for those who are new to the Christian faith or new to church membership. It gives a general overview of the creed’s components and offers opportunities for those with little or no background in theology to discuss and […]

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Race and Reconciliation

Author: Clifton Kirkpatrick May 3, 2016

In the introduction to this new workbook from the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding series, Kirkpatrick suggests to readers that the current and urgent concern about race relations in America, coming at the same time as a renewed interest in two of the Presbyterian church’s confessional documents ( the Confession of Belhar and the Confession of 1967) is not just a coincidence […]

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Fresh Air

Author: Jack Levison April 18, 2016

Jack Levison, professor of New Testament at Seattle Pacific University, has written a book about the Holy Spirit, beginning his instruction not with Pentecost but with the Old Testament figure Job, and then moving on to Daniel, Simeon, Ezekiel, Peter, Chloe and Jesus. Levison explains how “ruach,” or “pneuma,” is “God’s mystical, practical, expansive, unbridled […]

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Quest of Faith: Understanding What you Confess

Author: Robert De Moor March 8, 2016

This older study, originally from 1989 and reprinted in 2009, would be a good resource to consider for groups of new members (especially younger adults or older teens)  who want to discuss and explore aspects of faith and theology as they clarify their own beliefs and understandings. The format of the book presents a lead […]

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Coffee with Calvin

Author: Donald K. McKim February 16, 2016

This book of 84 daily devotions gives readers a chance to study short excerpts from Calvin’s Institutes in the spirit of prayer and reflection. For instance, the first devotion, entitled Scripture: Our Spectacles, begins with Calvin’s words from 1.6.1 of The Institutes where he teaches how the Bible is like a pair of eyeglasses showing us who God […]

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Introducing the Reformed Faith

Author: Donald McKim January 6, 2016

  Faith Reviews of Curriculum Resources for Christian Education in the Church (EDU 162 Curriculum and Resources for Christian Education in the Church,                                        Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg, Union-PSCE at Charlotte, Summer Term 2010) BASIC INFORMATION Title of Resource:   Introducing the Reformed Faith Author:   Donald K. McKim – McKim is an editor and writer for many theological […]

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Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism

Author: M. Craig Barnes December 16, 2015

Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism by M. Craig Barnes is a six-week study of a 450 year-old document that offers us great insight and comfort today. The DVD features 10-minute introductions  by Craig Barnes, and the resource CD has suggestions for leaders, discussion questions, prayers, planning ideas for worship, and event-planning tools. Use for a […]

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