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Carta pastoral de Venezuela

This letter is available here in English translation.  Esta carta me fue enviada por la secretaria ejecutiva del Presbiterio Central de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela, pidiendo el favor de hacerla circular entre mis contactos. Un resumen y reflexión personal (en … Continue reading

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A pastoral letter from Venezuela

The following is my translation of an open letter to the people of Venezuela issued by Central Presbytery, Presbyterian Church of Venezuela. They asked me to share it with my contacts. My personal summary of current events in Venezuela is … Continue reading

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Praying with Venezuela

“We call on our fellow citizens to avoid sinking into an absurd fratricidal confrontation that benefits no one.” Central Presbytery (of the Presbyterian Church of Venezuela) issued these stark words this week in a letter to their compatriots. Venezuela has … Continue reading

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Heeding God’s Call

It was the first time I ever enjoyed being honked at. A city bus, work vans, a postal truck, family sedans, clunkers, and finally a school bus sounded their horns as I stood in racket-raising vigil with a dozen retirees … Continue reading

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Notes from Colombia

I meant to share this link several days ago to a reflection my friend Richard Williams wrote about the courage of public protest he has accompanied in Colombia. He opens with these questions: How do you speak out when you … Continue reading

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Gathered for God’s mission

Last week I was blessed to attend the Big Tent event in Indianapolis for the World Mission Matters conference. Those few days were packed with worship, food, and opportunities to listen and discuss what God is doing and how we … Continue reading

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Colombia on my mind…

Today I have the privilege of finding myself in Panama City, representing PC(U.S.A.) World Mission at a meeting with leadership of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) and representatives of churches and aid organizations from North America and Europe … Continue reading

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