Posts from September 2015

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Sea Island’s Got Talent

by Jack Miller

Jesus told a parable about a man going on a journey. Before his departure, he entrusted huge sums of wealth to his slaves. There seems to be an unspoken expectation that the slaves will develop this wealth, ensuring it grows and produces a return. The term that Jesus uses to describe this wealth and property […]

BJ Dykeman and Mission Year

by Jack Miller

My name is BJ Dykeman and this is my first year at Mission Year. So far over the course of the past few weeks I have been getting to know my teammates, my neighborhood, and my service site in Houston, Texas. My service site this year will be at a homeless shelter called Star of […]

Exodus

by Jack Miller

The Book of Genesis ends by recounting how Joseph and his brothers, the twelve sons of Israel, settled in the land of Egypt. Driven from their homeland because of famine, Joseph’s brothers found food, safety, and refuge in the foreign country. According to the opening verses of Exodus, the Israelites were “fruitful and prolific,” and […]

Service of Wholeness

by Steve Keeler

Friends in Christ, The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) reminds us that healing was an integral part of the ministry of Jesus which the church has been called to continue as one dimension of its concern for the wholeness of people. Through services of wholeness, the church enacts in worship its ministry […]

Learning to Swim

by Jack Miller

Like many other Presbyterians, I did not grow up in the Presbyterian Church, or even in the Reformed Tradition. I have shared with many people that I did not find the Presbyterian Church – the Presbyterian Church found me. Not that I believe I was lost before I became a Presbyterian – although some might […]