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In Memoriam: Mary McFarland

Mary Catherine McFarland, 88, of Chesterfield County, VA, passed away on January 24, 2016, after a long illness. Mary was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. She attended and graduated from Park College in Parkville, MO, where she participated in basketball and other sports. She graduated in 1951 with a...

In Memoriam: Rev. Rob Coffman

Robert (Rob) Paul Coffman, 78, of Oak Park, died on January 27, 2016 at home where he was in hospice care after a long battle with squamous cell cancer and myasthenia gravis. Rob was a Presbyterian minister and member of Chicago Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Born in Omaha, Nebraska...

When Service and Death Collide: Transcending Tragedy - A Call for a National Service Memorial

A defining moment of my childhood was the night my father left and returned with tears in his eyes for a closed-door conversation with my mother. No one talked to us kids, but we figured it out (as kids almost always do): my dad had accompanied an army official to let a member of his congregation...

Worshipping A Creative God

Creative. Experimental. Curious. Bold. Inviting. Formative. But … it’s a challenge when the dominate narrative about worship insists over and over again that we Presbyterians are the frozen chosen and that worship is boring — or at the very least predictable. How did we get here? How did we...

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