In summer of 2018, the General Assembly of the PC(USA) introduced the theme: “Renewing the Vision: Kindom Building…”. Throughout this highest, national gathering of our denomination, the language of “Kindom” (rather than Kingdom) persisted—in worship materials (calls to worship, prayers, rewording the Lord’s Prayer—“thy kindom come,” etc.), the language and welcome from the Stated Clerk and Co-moderators, and in bible studies at the Assembly. The emphasis of “kindom” has spread from General Assembly into the preaching, teaching, and worship resources of PC(USA) pastors, the Presbyterian Mission Agency, PC(USA) publications, and even denominational youth conferences.
I appreciate our Session’s leadership and willingness to be a prophetic voice to this issue. As always, if you would like to discuss any concerns or questions you have, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In Christ, Pastor Timothy