More From Mary Charlotte Elia

Mary Charlotte Elia is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College and Union Presbyterian Seminary. During her studies at Union, Elia helped found and later led the Society for Patristic and Medieval Studies. As a scholar of the earliest centuries of Christianity, she is a frequent presenter at academic conferences and church workshops. A member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she has served congregations as a preacher, teacher, and music director.

Being Reformed: Wisdom From the Early Church 
The participant's book for this adult curriculum was written in collaboration with Rebecca Weaver, while the leader's guide was developed by me alone. This study discusses the conversations in the early Christian tradition that have continued to impact our understanding of belief and practice today. I believe that it is imperative that our teaching assert its relevance by always connecting to our own lives of faith.

Tsunami Stones
This is a guest blog piece I wrote for Two Friars and a Fool. It is a plea, particularly to Progressives, to allow some space at the table for our ancestors in the faith.

"Glory to God" Hymnal: A Comparative Resource
When the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song released the hymn list for the PC(USA) hymnal "Glory to God," I created this tool for those wishing to compare its contents with the contents of resources currently available in their pews. This resource illustrates my systematic approach to decision making and my inclination to share work with others who might find it useful.