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April 23, 2020

On March 16 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued safer-at-home orders and closed non-essential businesses because of the coronavirus outbreak. Right up until that point, your archivists were at work in our building, and we're proud to tell you about it.

In the first quarter Allison and Cecilia scanned 20,449 images, among them new content from...

April 7, 2020

Luke 9:2 instructs and inspires the work of the Medical Benevolence Foundation: “to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal.” MBF's approach to mission is a science-minded alternative to evangelical efforts that have disregarded public health as a primary concern. (In the mid-19th century, the Whitman party brought measles to the Cayuse people. Today, Ethnos360...

March 24, 2020

During a time when Presbyterians and all people who gather in groups of two or more are prayerfully considering how to commune, whether to cancel church, how to obtain individually wrapped communion servings, and whether any of those changes...

March 6, 2020
Presbytery of West Virginia meeting at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church (St. Albans, W. Va.)

On February 15 and 16 I was in Charleston, West Virginia for a meeting of the Presbytery of West Virginia, and to spend time with the congregation (and archives) of First Presbyterian Church. We're grateful to the people of the presbytery for their...

February 3, 2020
 
On January 25th and 26th it was my pleasure to be the guest of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Our thanks go out to Q. John Tamm, stated clerk of the presbytery, and to Williamsburg's pastors, John Morgan and Rachel Hébert, for their hospitality.
 
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