Posts by John Shuck

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Connections

by John Shuck

Dear Friends, We have some exciting things happening during Lent! The Progressive Pastors of Beaverton are a doing a round robin. Each Sunday February 14 through March 14 each of us will preach at a different church. You will get a chance to hear Laurie Larson (Mission of the Atonement), Brett Strobel (Christ United Methodist […]

Connections

by John Shuck

Dear Friends, Like clockwork, Christmas comes around. “Peace on Earth” is a phrase uttered at Christmas. Christmas is the time to be happy and to celebrate. But it isn’t always quite so bubbly. For those who experience hardship, loss, or are just down because it is gray and wet, Christmastime can be heavy not light. […]

Religion For Life

by John Shuck

This month on Religion For Life www.religionforlife.com you can download and listen to podcasts of the following interviews: Joseph Baker, American Secularism: Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems Peter Steinberger, The Problem With God: Why Atheists, True Believers and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong Mark Lewis Taylor, The Executed God: The Way of the […]

General Assembly and Meddling In Politics

by John Shuck

Dear Friends, Portland is the host for the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Assembly will meet at the Convention Center from June 18-24, 2016. This is a great opportunity to showcase the Pacific Northwest and the ministry of Southminster. It is also an opportunity to participate in and witness the […]

Summer Happenings

by John Shuck

Dear Friends, I have a few things to share this month, enumerated thusly: 1) I am very excited to have the radio program up and running. I have recorded a few interviews in Room 144. Thanks to George Walker and Andy Crump, that room, as well as the Sanctuary, and the Petersen Gallery have WiFi. […]

Creating A Legacy

by John Shuck

Dear Friends, It was during the middle of the April 12 service led by members of the Southminster Foundation that I thought about George. Judge George Davis was a member of the first congregation I served in upstate New York. He was our congregation’s historian. He cared deeply about preserving our past, not only the congregation’s past but that […]