200 Years of Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women have a mission, a voice, and a place in the church. This video is an introduction to the history of Presbyterian Women, which began 200 years ago when women had no role outside the home. Two centuries after the first Presbyterian women gathered to pray and donate their hard earned pennies to the […]

A Brief History Of The Presbyterians

A review and summary of Christian Church history from the Presbyterian point of view. Its origins may be found in the early Church as described in the New Testament, says the author, only to be eclipsed as church government became increasingly autocratic. Consequently such representative government of a Presbyterian type as existed in the early […]

A Brief History Of The Presbyterians

A Brief History of the Presbyterians offers laity and clergy a succinct and thorough introduction to the history of Presbyterianism. James Smylie reaches into the past and vividly recounts the story of a faithful people known as Presbyterians. He chronicles the origins of the Reformed tradition and carries the saga through each subsequent era up […]

A Presbyterian Family Album

The Rev. John Witherspoon, Scottish pastor and preacher at the first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1789 returns 200 years later, consults his ‘family album,’ and revisits many Philadelphia sites. The video also shows scenes from Presbyterian missionary projects and bicentennial events.

Called Out

Excerpt from the Prologue, by Kathryn Poethig: “Called Out offers a new reading of lesbian and gay theology within the Presbyterian Church. This theology is less concerned with biblical and theological defense for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identity. Its primary attention is on the ordination of lesbian and gay people, the issue riveting the Presbyterian […]

Celebrate the Journey

Celebrate the Journey: The Presbyterian Presence in the USA chronicles the significant impact that Presbyterians have had on the American culture. Pegging the Presbyterian presence to chronological periods in the United States, beginning with the Colonial Period and continuing through the 1990’s, Celebrate the Journey lifts up key Presbyterian leaders for their contribution to both […]

Claiming The Center

From Booklist: Taking the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as representative, Rogers recounts an interesting history of Presbyterianism in the U.S. as he pleads with the mainline of Protestantism to stake out a “centrist” position on social and political controversies. The history is more successful than the plea, which is based on a hierarchical conception of religion, […]

Dreams, Where Have You Gone?

In Dreams Where Have You Gone? Clues for Unity and Hope, author William G. McAtee tells the story of the Union Presbytery Movement through interviews, records of oral accounts, and first-hand experience. McAtee shows how the Union Presbytery Movement came into being in 1969 and illustrates the events leading up to this. He explores the […]

History And Theology In The Book Of Order

The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a dynamic document that reflects the historic and ongoing struggles of a people trying to faithfully live out the gospel message. In this book, William Chapman takes a fresh look at the history and theology that under-gird the Book of Order, using the “Historic Principles of Church Order” as the […]

Presbyterian Social Witness Policy Compilation

Contains Presbyterian policies 1946-1999 Compiled by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy. Excerpt from the Introductory Letter: “The Presbyterian Social Witness Policy Compilation is a compendium of social witness adopted by the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. The Social Policy Compilation presents each policy statement, resolution, or commissioner’s resolution […]