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The Rev. Gordon Stewart The Rev. Gordon C. Stewart, author of 'Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness' and host of 'Views from the Edge' (, is a retired Presbyterian Church (USA) minister.

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Gordon Stewart is a public theologian whose publishing on faith and culture took flight with a guest commentary aired on Minnesota Public Radio's "All Things Considered" focused on Amish grace following the Amish school massacre at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. His sermons had been published previously by The Christian Century ("Worship and Resistance: the Exercise of Freedom"), Harper & Row's Best Sermons 1 ("Jesus and the Woman at the Well") and Best Sermons 2 ("An Idea Whose Time Has Come").

A native of Broomall, Pennsylvania and graduate of Maryville College (Maryville, TN) and McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago), his studies at Harvard Divinity School (Charles E. Merrill Fellowship for Pastoral Excellence) and at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland included original research into the economic-religio-political context of the Gospel of Mark stories of the Stilling of the Storm and the Gerasene Demoniac, and critiques of religion as illusion (Marx, Feuerbach, and Freud).

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church USA), he has served ecumenical campus ministries in Wisconsin, New York, and Ohio, and Presbyterian churches in Decatur, IL; Wooster, OH; Cincinnati, OH, and Minneapolis and Chaska, MN.

Gordon's essays have been published by Minnesota Public Radio,, Star Tribune, Presbyterian Outlook, Sojourners' "God's Politics: Blogging with Jim Wallace and Friends," and Views from the Edge (, among others.

He and his wife, Kay, write from Chaska, Minnesota where their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Barclay, helps keep their feet on the ground.

Latest Content by The Rev. Gordon Stewart

The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: The Parents, the son, and the girlfriend

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)


She was homeless when he welcomed her into his parents' new townhouse. So far as the parents knew, she was "sort of" their adult son's "girlfriend" but they weren't exactly sure what their relationship was. It was strange. It didn't seem romantic. She seemed different.

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Gordon Stewart: Stillness at Blue Spring

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

The Rev. Gordon Stewart reflects on manatees, Blue Springs State Park in Florida.


Other Recent Content by The Rev. Gordon Stewart

The Rev. Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart: Memorial Day and the Soldier's Helmet

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

'Memorial Day and the Soldier’s Helmet' is one of the chapters from 'Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness,' by Gordon Stewart, p.10-12.
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May 20, 2017

Gordon Stewart: The Seagull and a double rainbow

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

A double rainbow appeared last evening over the tidal river beyond the house where five seminary classmates and our spouses are staying this week on the coast of Maine.
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April 28, 2017

Gordon C. Stewart: “HOMELAND MILITARIZATION” From Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness

The Rev. Gordon Stewart (PCUSA)

The helicopters that had been sent to Iraq and Afghanistan to protect us here at home were flying around downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Blackhawk helicopters were on 'urban training exercises,' rattling the windows of residents’ condos, homes, and apartments right here at home in Minnesota. Why were they here?