Connections and Links
One of Witherspoon's major goals is to build connections
-- relationships among various groups in the Presbyterian Church that are
working for justice and peace, for an inclusive church in a society that cares
for the creation.
But we also want to build supportive connections among people,
since the struggle for peace and justice is sometimes wearing, sometimes lonely
-- and is better pursued with others than alone.
Our Links page
will lead you to some of the other groups to which we relate, both Presbyterian
groups and others, along with some more general sites on which we rely for
information and analysis.
Our calendar of
coming events lists -- well, coming events that might well interest you. And if you can add information on other events,
Books of interest
offers comments and reviews on books of interest of to
progressive Presbyterians and their friends.
searches by churches seeking progressive pastors -- and
progressive pastors seeking new opportunities for service -- are listed
for your information. And please let us know if you or your church
want to be listed too.
Just send a
Services that might be helpful to churches
or pastors are listed on a page of their own.
for the Spirit is a section offering just that: poems, reflections,
sermons and other material to nourish the spirit. Please visit the
for the Spirit page now and then, and share whatever you might be able to
offer to others.
Just send a note
with your own thoughts!
about any concerns or ideas you want to share with others. You may
want to respond to something you've found on the Witherspoon website, or to
other issues in church or society. Check out
the conversations page, and see if there's
anything you want to connect with.
And just send us a
If you're interested in joining in conversation -- and
cooperation -- with Witherspoon members, please use this form to send us a
note. If your opinions strike the Webweaver as
interesting to others, and if you check the box to let us know it's OK to share
your note, it may turn up here. Click here
to read some responses - and then add yours!
Some blogs worth visiting
Mitch Trigger, PVJ's
Secretary/Communicator, has created a Facebook page where
Witherspoon members and others can gather to exchange news and
views. Mitch and a few others have posted bits of news, both
personal and organizational. But there’s room for more!
You can post your own news and views,
or initiate a conversation about a topic of interest to you.
for Life" website
Long-time and stimulating blogger John Shuck,
a Presbyterian minister currently
serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton,
Tenn., writes about spirituality, culture, religion (both organized
and disorganized), life, evolution, literature, Jesus, and
Click here for his blog posts.
Click here for podcasts of his radio program, which "explores
the intersection of religion, social justice and public life."
John Harris’ Summit to
Theological and philosophical
reflections on everything between summit to shore, including
kayaking, climbing, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology,
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), New York City and the Queens
neighborhood of Ridgewood -- by a progressive New York City
Presbyterian Pastor. John is a former member of the Witherspoon
board, and is designated pastor of North Presbyterian Church in
Voices of Sophia blog
Heather Reichgott, who has created
this new blog for Voices of Sophia, introduces it:
After fifteen years of scholarship
and activism, Voices of Sophia presents a blog. Here, we present the
voices of feminist theologians of all stripes: scholars, clergy,
students, exiles, missionaries, workers, thinkers, artists, lovers
and devotees, from many parts of the world, all children of the God
in whose image women are made. .... This blog seeks to glorify God
through prayer, work, art, and intellectual reflection. Through
articles and ensuing discussion we hope to become an active and
Got more blogs to recommend?
send a note, and we'll see what we can do!