Speaker Series Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Old Pine Street Church
Founded in 1768, Old Pine Street Church (“Old PINE”) was known as “The Church of the Patriots” during the American Revolution. A congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA, today Old Pine is an inclusive, vibrant, historic, and mission-centered congregation celebrating its past and moving forward in faith. To commemorate its 250th Anniversary, Old Pine is holding a distinguished speaker series with topics that are both timely and engaging.
Faith & War (November 5, 2017)
All are invited to hear Dr. William Harrison Taylor, associate professor of history at Alabama State University, who will explore the Presbyterian Church’s role in the America Revolution in his presentation: “Faith & War: American Presbyterians and the War for Independence.” Drawing from his scholarship in religious history, Dr. Taylor provides a view into the impact the early American Presbyterian church had on our nations’ struggle for independence and how this in turn helped shape the denomination’s developing nationalist spirit. Click here with flyer to share with your congregation.
Faith & Immigration (March 4, 2018)
Dr. Daisy Machado, Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary, will address the role of Christianity in “Faith & Immigration”. Dr. Machado will examine how Christianity can offer an alternative way of thinking and talking about immigration that can lift up Christianity’s long held vision of a common humanity as it also calls Christians to boldly embrace the claims of faith to seek justice for all.
Faith & Politics (May 6, 2018)
The series concludes with a panel discussion of how faith intersects with local and national politics. During “Faith & Politics”, panelists Dr. Ron Sider, Professor at Palmer Theological Seminary, and Dr. Wilson J Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia and president of Amachi, Inc., will guide our exploration of the role faith has in how we approach the political landscape.
All events are open to the public free of charge, these events take place on Sundays at 1:00 pm at Old Pine Street Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Childcare is provided.
For more information about this speaker series, go to www.oldpine.org/anniversary, email [email protected], or follow #opc250 on Twitter.