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November 25, 2020

From July through September 2020, as Presbyterians unwound after the first remote General Assembly and greeted the church's first indigenous moderator, part of a team that promised to bring the past forward, the nation around us haltingly, often violently, did the same thing. While basketball playoffs and the World Series and the looming threat of college football muffled the clamor in the nation, the usual programming could not drown out...

November 17, 2020

Editor’s note: In the Poethig family papers at PHS researchers can find two intertwined stories about the history of the Plymouth Colony: (1) a study of Plymouth’s founding 400 years ago written by Eunice Blanchard Poethig and (2) the story of the Poethigs’ connection to that history, written by Richard and Eunice...

November 9, 2020

On October 22, PHS welcomed The Reverend Dr. Charles Lattimore Howard for a conversation about Black Theology and its role in mass movements of the past and today.

Black Theology as a discipline can be traced back at least to the civil rights movements of the 1950s and has had a significant impact on seminarians, scholars, activists, and everyone in between since that time period. This conversation will explore the rich history of Black Theology and the theological implications of the Black...

October 30, 2020

On October 8, Allison Davis and Cecilia Figliuolo led a Zoom webinar on how PHS digitizes Presbyterian history.

In 2014, PHS updated our 60-year-old microfilming program and officially went digital. Learn how the records of Presbyterian agencies, congregations, missionaries, and more are digitized and made available for people to view through our Pearl digital archive and learn how PHS can digitize your congregation’s records...

October 20, 2020

--by Samuel Kidder

[This is the second part of a two-part series on the life of John Bingham. Click here for part one]

My...

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