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.  

 

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Dona Nobis Pacem

This weekend, October 12 & 13 at 7:30 pm, the Wayne Oratorio Society will sing Ralph Vaughan William’s oratorio, “Dona Nobis Pacem” (“Grant Us Peace”).  The story surrounding its creation is quite interesting. In 1936, the Huddersfield Choral Society asked Vaughan Williams to compose a work for the choir’s centenary.  A cloud of renewed fear hung over the British people that another “great war” loomed again just over the horizon. Dona Nobis Pacem was borne of this troubled... Read More
Posted by Jeff Fowler at Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 0 comments
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The Internet Diet - We Are What We Eat

There is an old saying that, “you are what you eat.”  The health nuts around us can tell you how true this is for your physical health.  I would argue that this is has been never more true than now when we consider our media consumption.  Anyone who has any form of interaction with teens know that they know the internet better than Lewis and Clarke knew the woods.  In a NY Times article  I read, appropriately titled “If Your Kids Are Awake, They’re Probably Online,” it... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 0 comments
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Storytelling

Theologians traffic in propositions, statements we make about God that we argue are either true or not.  Jesus, however, trafficked in stories.  Rather than making truth claims that are true or false, stories shape our how we think about ourselves. " Yes," we say, "that resonates with who I am, with what I understand to be true."    Because we're Presbyterians and love to love God with our minds, we are often drawn to the proposition model of faith.  Indeed, this is a... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, October 7, 2013 | 0 comments
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On Young Adults and Mission

In early September I joined the staff of Wayne Presbyterian Church as the Director of Young Adult Ministries. This means I spend a lot of time building relationships with college students and other young adults over meals and coffee, and in our Christian Education gathering. Over the past month I have enjoyed conversations with these thoughtful and passionate young adults who are committed to the church of Jesus Christ.   One month in I have a new job title. Don’t worry - my work with... Read More
Posted by Sudie Thompson at Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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