Regarding Ruling Elders

Monthly PC(USA) Blog, May 2020 issue

Article: Communion in a Time of Lament

Written by Christópher Abreu Rosario

Excerpt: "Reflecting on the scriptures about the first Easter reminds me that it is Jesus who is present to us in our partaking of the Lord’s Supper just as he was present to the first disciples. We partake of the table not of our own doing, but by the work of the Holy Spirit, who calls us to share in God’s gift of grace. Our faith is an embodied one, and signs and acts of grace not only speak of who we are but of whose we are. Even in seasons of lament and longing, at the table, the grace of God is poured out on us."

Vantage Magazine

Issue: God with Us (Fall 2019)

Article: Learning to Thrive: The Hispanic Summer Program in its 30th Year (pgs. 1519)

Written by: Christópher Abreu Rosario and Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp

Excerpt: "In June 2019, we attended the 30th offering of the Hispanic Summer Program. While Mr. Abreu Rosario attended the two-week summer program, Dr. McGarrah Sharp attended the three-day Through Hispanic Eyes program for faculty/staff. Here, we reflect on what we expected, why we went, what we learned during this powerful experience, and how we will share what we learned with the Columbia Seminary community."

Re-imagining Worship Project

“It’s been said that prayer is the vocabulary of faith.”

Re-imagining Worship is an online blog accompanying the book Liturgies from Below: Praying with People at the End of the World, edited by Cláudio Carvalhaes. I worked on the website curating prayers and artwork created by people from four continents: Asia-Pacific Islands, Africa, Americas, and Europe.

My work included offering reflections on the prayers, illustrating how I understood the unknown authors and their contexts. You may read the reflections below:

All photos courtesy of the respective ministries mentioned.