Dwelling House Savings & Loan in Pittsburgh’s Hill District was a different kind of financial institution. Intentionally run on Christian principles, this bank found one successful way to address urban poverty. It represents one of the most inspiring examples of the integration of Christian faith and the competitive world of business. Robert is an ordained PC(USA) pastor and has taught for 30 years at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as in churches and even prisons. He is currently writing a book on the history and the philosophy of economics. Robert has been married to his wife for over 40 years; they have two adult children.
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Jul 31 2016
A Christian Bank’s Challenge to Urban Poverty
Jul 17 2016
"The Literary Character of Our Faith"
Christianity is a “text-based religion.” As a result, a believer’s relationship with God is remarkably literary. Presbyterians accentuate the literary character of our faith by the great authority that we grant to the Bible. This presentation focuses on the importance that Christians attach to the scriptures, from the earliest centuries into the present. Dr. Weaver is Professor Emerita of Church History, Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Jul 10 2016
Jesus’ Friends and Enemies
Sometimes Jesus seems a little unreal to us—but he lived in a period buzzing with religious, political and cultural changes, which included some who took his side, and others who opposed him. Senior Pastor Dr. David Renwick speaks at National Presbyterian Church on July 10, 2016.
Jun 26 2016
"The Bible Cause"
For 200 years the American Bible Society has influenced world history as it sought to place free copies of the Scriptures, translated into local languages, throughout the world. In the process, it has intersected with and influenced American culture. Dr. Fea is Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department, Messiah College.
Jun 19 2016
“Life After the Mainline: The Future of Protestantism”
The denominations that once constituted the Protestant “establishment” in the U.S. no longer occupy that position. What might this mean for their future identity and mission? Dr. Douglass is Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University, and director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington spoke at National Presbyterian Church on June 19, 2016.