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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J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio

The Wayne Oratorio Society is in rehearsals for the Bach Christmas Oratorio concerts on Saturday and Sunday December 7 and 8.  Typically, the Wayne Oratorio Society presents Handel’s Messiah at the beginning of Advent.  The text of Messiah, untied as it is to any particular season, has over the past two and a half centuries come to be associated with the Christmas season even though it was not composed for any particular season and was in fact first performed in Lent.  Hurricane... Read More
Posted by Jeff Fowler at Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 0 comments
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Identity Crisis

I have been in youth ministry now for the better part of a decade now, and one of the things that has been obvious to me is every youth’s struggle to find their identity.  They are all searching for meaning and purpose in their life that will help define why they are here.  Each person does this in differnet ways.  Sometimes this plays out in throwing themselves into their school work or sport, and sometimes is plays out in throwing themselves to boys or girls at... Read More
Posted by Andrew Hostetter at Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 0 comments
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For All the Saints

  O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle; they in glory shine; Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!   I have no memory of observing All Saints’ Day while I was growing up.   Perhaps my home church did not observe it when I was a child. All Saints’ Day is not the most “Presbyterian” of days, after all. Instead of pausing on the first Sunday in November to celebrate the faithful of every time and... Read More
Posted by Sudie Thompson at Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Who do you say I am, Part 2?

If you listened to the first podcast here , you'll already know that Calvin liked to talk about Jesus using the three-fold office, the offices of the anointed leader in the Old Testament: the prophet, the priest and the king.  Last week, we talked about the office of prophet, but this week we start to talk about the office that has taken greater primacy in western theology than any other, priest.  Over the last century (and influenced primarily by the theologian Anselm), Jesus as... Read More
Posted by Casey Thompson at Monday, November 4, 2013 | 0 comments
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