Volume 5 Number 3
In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that whoever welcomes a child in his name, welcomes him.
To reflect the importance of children and of parenting in both church and society, the Presbyterian Church (USA) named the time between July 2000 and May 2001 the Year of the Child. In this issue of inSpire, we focus on children and parenting through Princeton Seminary’s people and programs.
Six faculty and staff members who are parents reflect on what Christian parenting means to them. One story summarizes a conference on child advocacy held at PTS’s Center of Continuing Education. We offer an update on the Seminary’s Center for Children, and some resources for ministry with children and parents.
Other sections of the magazine also feature children: Outstanding in the Field focuses on an alum who has adopted four Russian children and on an Ohio congregation that has made public education its mission priority. In Alumni/ae Update, an alumna talks about the joys and challenges of single parenting. In the PTS Corner of History, Bill Harris recalls stories of PTS children and Albert Einstein. And in the End Things essay, Christian educator and former moderator Freda Gardner shares stories of children she has met.
PTS will cap its commemoration of the Year of the Child with a June art exhibit of children’s art from the denomination’s national traveling exhibit. Sample pieces from that exhibit illustrate this feature. The art itself will be on display at the Seminary’s Erdman Gallery from June 1–29.
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