Spring  2001
Volume 5 Number 3

Love Times Five by Steve Crocco Supporting Parents Helps Children Thrive 
by Nancy Duff
Parenting One Step at at Time 
by Deadra Johns
The Art of Shaping a Family By Leslie and Chip Dobbs-Allsopp
Wither Thou Goest by Ross Wagner Complementary Calls by Jacqueline Lapsley 
Center for Children is Growing   

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that whoever welcomes a child in his name, welcomes him. 

To reflect the importance of children and of parenting in both church and society, the Presbyterian Church (USA) named the time between July 2000 and May 2001 the Year of the Child. In this issue of inSpire, we focus on children and parenting through Princeton Seminary’s people and programs.

Six faculty and staff members who are parents reflect on what Christian parenting means to them. One story summarizes a conference on child advocacy held at PTS’s Center of Continuing Education. We offer an update on the Seminary’s Center for Children, and some resources for ministry with children and parents. Miriam Watches Over Baby Moses

Other sections of the magazine also feature children: Outstanding in the Field focuses on an alum who has adopted four Russian children and on an Ohio congregation that has made public education its mission priority. In Alumni/ae Update, an alumna talks about the joys and challenges of single parenting. In the PTS Corner of History, Bill Harris recalls stories of PTS children and Albert Einstein. And in the End Things essay, Christian educator and former moderator Freda Gardner shares stories of children she has met.

PTS will cap its commemoration of the Year of the Child with a June art exhibit of children’s art from the denomination’s national traveling exhibit. Sample pieces from that exhibit illustrate this feature. The art itself will be on display at the Seminary’s Erdman Gallery from June 1–29.

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In This Issue


A World of Students: Valuable Exchanges
Welcome Them in My Name
Fighting for Children and Parents


From the President's desk
Letters to the Editor
Outstanding in the Field
Class Notes
End Things
Student Life
On & Off Campus
Alumni/ae Update
Investing in Ministry
inSpire Staff
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