Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church of York

In May 1775, Philip Vickers Fithian, a Presbyterian minister and the subject of a pretty good book called The Way of Improvement Leads Home, passed through the town of York, Pennsylvania as part of his itinerant preaching travels.  He said that that German and Scots-Irish settlers of York were "enthusiastic in the American cause."

Tomorrow I get to follow in Philip's footsteps.  I will be speaking at the First Presbyterian Church of York on Was America Founded as a Christian Nation, so it will be interesting to see if the town's Presbyterians are still "enthusiastic in the American cause."  I also notice from the church website that tomorrow the members of the congregation will be having a "homecoming" to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

I will be at First Presbyterian for two weeks, participating in a series of classes, led by Byron Borger (of Hearts and Minds book fame), entitled “Christian Faith, American Faith: Mature Citizenship and Faithful Discipleship."   Stay tuned.

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