Pastor Pat Bailey, Insights: Presbyterians & The Rise Of Democracy? Really?

Last Sunday I spoke a little about Presbyterian history. Did you know that Presbyterian polity influenced the rise of democracy and that many in England called the American Revolution the Presbyterian Rebellion? However we self-identify, our deeper self is without boundaries, without center or circumference, the subject that observes all.

Pastor Pat Bailey in front his church

Pastor Pat Bailey

Editor’s Note: Dr. Pat Bailey of Telluride’s Christ Presbyterian Church, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1987. For 16 years, Pat served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. He is also an Iraq War veteran. Pastor Pat holds several degrees: a Master of Divinity from Columbia Seminary, a Master of Theology in comparative religion from Emory University, and (recently) a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. His primary professional interests are interfaith spirituality, evolutionary consciousness, nature spirituality – and accompanying others in spiritual community. To that end, Pastor Pat has been blogging on Telluride Inside… and Out for years. His “Insights” series continues weekly and now often in the form of videos capturing Pastor Pat’s affirming messages.



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