So You Are Thinking about Seminary?

[Robbie Schmidtberger is the Church Planting Resident at Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.] Not too long ago I was hired by my Alma Mater to be a part-time admissions counselor. And let me tell you what: it is a blast! Every conversation I have is kingdom-minded. I get to talk to congregations,Continue reading “So You Are Thinking about Seminary?”

Don’t Jesus Movies Break the 2nd Commandment?

{Robbie Schmidtberger is the Church Planting Resident at Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.} Tense is a good word to describe the American church’s relationship with the artistic community.  On the one hand, Christians heralded movies like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, Christopher Spencer’s Son of God, and Mark Burnett’s The BibleContinue reading “Don’t Jesus Movies Break the 2nd Commandment?”

An Introductory Meditation on Lent

Lent is a season that belongs to the Christian calendar. So it belongs with Advent, Epiphany, Pentecost, and Ordinary Time. I’ve never seriously practiced Lent. One time I gave up Facebook, but my students saw that I was still using Twitter (apparently my efforts did not count). I live in Pittsburgh where lots of peopleContinue reading “An Introductory Meditation on Lent”