Summer/Fall 2002
Volume 7 Number 1






We thank the alumni/ae who responded to our email asking for photographs of their churches for the cover of this issue of inSpire.

The photographs on the cover picture the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, San Anselmo, CA; Christ Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, NJ; the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Hollywood, CA; Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, Hedgesville, WV; West Hills Presbyterian Church, Omaha, NE; Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Eastlake Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, OK; Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church, Solon, OH; Central United Methodist Church, Linwood, NJ; Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA; the First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, TX; Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA; Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, Lake Oswego, OR; Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY; the First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV; Kirkmichael Parish Church, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; the First Congregational Church, Litchfield, CT; and Christ Church of Oak Brook, Oak Brook, IL.

We received other photographs and are sorry that we could not use them all.

Pastoral Ministry: The First Office of the Church

Preparation of women and men for the pastorate is at the center of Princeton Seminary’s mission.

Preaching That Fosters “Ecclesial” Identity
by Sally A. Brown

Giving Voice to the Gospel: An Interview with PTS Speech Communication Professor Nancy Lammers Gross

When Your Calling Is Pastor: PTS Faculty and Alums Gather at Montreat, Reflect on the Pastorate
by Barbara A. Chaapel

Ex Nihilo: Starting a New Church
by Kent Annan

Philosopher in Service of the Church: Diogenes Allen Retires after 35 Years at PTS

A former student reflects on his mentor’s contributions to the church and the academic community.
by Eric Springsted

Keeper of the Stories... William O. Harris Retires
by Kent Annan



Outstanding in the Field

On & Off Campus Investing in Ministry
Student Life In Memoriam
Take a Bow Funny You Should Remember
Alumni/ae Update From the President's Desk
On the Shelves Weddings and Births
Class Notes End Things