The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

A dirty word

A friend of mine told me that his church recently changed the name of their membership and evangelism committee to simply, the membership committee.  Now I’m not an evangelism maven by any means, but this made me a bit discouraged.   Evangelism has become a dirty word in the moderate church.  I’m not sure when it happened, but if you mention evangelism to most faithful churchgoers, thoughts of awkward conversations or people passing out tracts or the fear of offending another... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 0 comments
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The Little Things

I am more and more convinced that it is the little things, the everyday things, that matter most.  I was reminded of this in my New Testament Greek class this morning.  My teacher was going over some of the “small” words we will encounter in the Scripture: and’s, but’s, even’s, because of, etc.  These words are easy to mix up, because they are all short, and many sound alike.  But even though it seems like their job is relatively insignificant, if their meaning is... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 0 comments
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Briefly and with gratitude

My time as the Director of Young Adults at Wayne comes to a close at the end of this month.  It has been an exceptional privilege to serve this congregation and I’m very grateful to each of you for supporting me, my ministry, and the young people of this congregation.  In 2007-2008, I served as a PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer in New Orleans and this congregation supported me then.  I enrolled in seminary in 2009 and this congregation supported me then.  Then, I started the... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Friday, May 24, 2013 | 0 comments
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To Miss the Mark

In Greek class this morning Professor Watson introduced to us a way of thinking about sin.  She was teaching us the Greek version of different common words in the Bible.  This morning, like the last few mornings, her wisdom really captivated me.  While the teaching assistant helped us review the 1st declension feminine nouns, the word “hamartia” came up.  Professor Watson quickly interjected with a story about archery.  Now, the word "hamartia" is a Greek word that... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 0 comments
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The Sabbatical

"The Sabbatical process encourages pastors to expand their connections to different cultures, leading to greater empathy for difference and increasing their sense of competence in an ever-growing global community." Last year our session approved a sabbatical policy for the pastoral staff.  Starting this summer, pastors who have served our community for seven years would be granted a three month period for renewal and study. Churches who have participated in this practice (and nearly... Read More
Posted by Anne Clark Duncan at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 0 comments
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Old Church, New Church

Our culture is thrashing about between two worldviews at the moment: the modern and post-modern. The church has barreled into this conflict as well, knee deep in the hoopla of it.   Modernism is that wonderful lie, that has driven our culture for generations now, that we can get things done, that progress can be achieved: we can build better schools; we can end hunger; if we improve our technology, we can end the need for back-breaking work and the work on the end of back-breaking... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, May 20, 2013 | 0 comments
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