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.  

 

Justification of Retreats

Retreats are such a great way to specifically target a group of people, and provide a powerful experience that can help us to relate to one another and God.  This past weekend we took a bunch of middle school youth to Camp Ichthus, one of my favorite camps in the Poconos, because of it is a local oasis that provides an amazing backdrop to slow down, and listen to what the Lord has to share with us.  The weekend was great for so many reasons.  Not only was this a great... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 0 comments
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Discernment

             A recent book that I was asked to read, Discernment by Henri Nouwen, has really inspired me as I walk on my own spiritual journey.  Henri Nouwen is like a celebrity in the theologian world, but the one thing he struggled with immensely was identity.  Some people who knew him would even go so far as to say, “he was a mess.”  He often had a hard time believing what he wrote, and struggled feeling worthy of... Read More
Posted by Sarah Hostetter at Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 0 comments
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The Most Honest Place in Town

  Last Thursday Wayne Presbyterian Church had the honor of hosting Dr. Walter Brueggemann, who (according to that great authority – Wikipedia) is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of our time. He lived up to his reputation, giving a profound and inspiring lecture on the theology of the Psalms. Of the many insights Dr. Brueggemann offered, it was a reminder about our use of the Psalms that has stuck with me over the past few days. As he observed,... Read More
Posted by Sudie Thompson at Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 0 comments
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Who do you say I am?

The question Jesus asks his followers, "Who do you say I am?" is at the heart of our faith?  Throughout the years, people have answered the question quite differently.  Even if they have answered with the same words as Peter, "You are the Messiah."  As Elizabeth says to Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, "I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me exceedingly."   Here are just some of the choices my seminary worked through:  Wisdom incarnate, Son of God, Son of... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, October 21, 2013 | 0 comments
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I've been thinking... #6

….about love that reaches “across the street and around the world”.  Simply start one of our VBS or Sunday school kids on this phrase and most of them will be able to finish is for you.  It’s a theme in our children’s ministry.  We look for ways to be a blessing here at home, in the neighborhood, and anywhere in the world that needs a particular “hug”.    This past summer, our Vacation Bible School children responded with overwhelming generosity to a request for art... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, October 21, 2013 | 0 comments
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Sacred Play

Anyone who has spent more than 15 minutes with teenagers and kids knows that sitting still and studying things are next to impossible for them to do for long periods of time.  They want to be silly.  They want to play with their friends.  They want to laugh and joke.  Being bored or, even worse, boring all kids want to avoid.  Fun is what they excel at.  Play is their birthright.      I think that many people wonder how good this is.  Is “play”... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 0 comments
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