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Pr e s by te r i a n s To d ay | FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 19 critical reflection on gun violence, in the context of hearing God's Word and responding to Christ's call. Logemann commented, "In the rhythm of worship, we are reminded that this topic is more than political debate or sociological research. This format allows us to encounter that which is mysterious and bigger than ourselves. It puts us in a place of humility and eager expectation for an encounter with the living God. Worship reorients us to who we are and who God is." that we have safe places for young adults to openly talk about tough issues. For Logemann, commu- nication was a central and often overlooked element in the issue of gun control and gun violence. She remarked, the word 'gun' immedi- ately puts people on the defensive. Part of the goal of this new curricu- lum is to get participants to identify not just what they believe about guns and gun violence, but why," Santos said. As the curriculum was nearing completion, a small group of campus ministers, college students and PMA staff were brought together; Logemann guided the group through each lesson, listening and responding to their feedback. The curriculum is patterned after Reformed worship: gather, encounter, respond and send. Using this framework, campus leaders can guide their students through a The Office of Collegiate Ministries anticipates launching the curriculum at the 2018 General Assembly. Paul Seebeck is a communications strate- gist for the Presbyterian Mission Agency. New for 2018! Presbyterians Today's Lenten Devotional Jesus and the Prophets Daily reflections by Rev. Jimmie Hawkins Scripture readings and prayers for every day of Lent Original oil paintings by Steven Burgess To order, call 800-533-4371 and ask for Item 17116-17-008 Or order online at pcusa.org/pt-lent 2018 Lenten Devotional Discount Pricing  2–9 copies, $3.50  10–99 copies, $2.50 100+ copies, $1.95 Order extra copies now to guarantee delivery before Lent LEARN MORE The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has many helpful resources on gun violence, including a documentary called Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence, which comes with a study guide. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship has also released the "Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit." For more information, go to presbyterianmission.org/ministries/ peacemaking/gun-violence-resources

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