April 18, 2021 - Part 2
The second installment of a three-part series on the making of the King James Bible, and of the remarkable influence this masterpiece of prose translation had on America’s greatest and most original poet, Walt Whitman.
April 25, 2021 - Part 3
The concluding segment of the series jumps forward several centuries and offers a brief look at the influence of the KJB on Walt Whitman (1819-92) and his poetry. An important mode of poetic composition for Whitman is that of collage. He takes up language from a wide array of sources and then molds and shapes and remakes the language until it becomes his own. The KJB was the English Bible of 19th c. America and, not surprisingly, is one of Whitman’s sources of found language.
March 21, 2021 - Part 1
Jean Sorabella is an independent art historian and writer. She earned her doctorate at Columbia University. Jean taught at Columbia University, Smith College, and Providence College, and currently lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has led previous seminars at the Presbyterian Church on representations of the Nativity and the material world of Martin Luther.
February 21, 2021 - Part 1
February 28, 2021 - Part 2
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Sheffield served as pastor to the Presbyterian Church in Morristown from 1973 to 2001. For the next 16 years he served the Presbytery of Denver as Presbytery Pastor, retiring in 2017. His work there included caring for ministers and congregations in all times of their lives, supporting the formation and strengthening of new worshipping communities including many who worship in languages other than English, and encouraging numerous missions including a partnership with the Presbytery of Zimbabwe. Currently he serves as coconvener of the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique Mission Network and was named Pastor Emeritus of PCM in 2019. Tom is a graduate of The College of
Wooster (BA). Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv) and Drew University Theological School (DMin). Kathy and Tom live in Toms River, New Jersey.
January 10, 2021 - "At the Heart" Reconciliation is at the heart of Paul's writing. But we also can see that reconciliation was for him and is now for us a life-long work.
January 31, 2021 - "A Remaining Struggle" In the brief letter of Philemon Paul takes on the problem of slavery and the relationship between a believing master and believing slave. Can we see any light from Paul that can shine on our persistent problems of slavery and race?