Sharon E. Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins

Disciples have a new reason to look forward to Obama’s inauguration (or if you’re not looking forward to it, here’s something to change your mind): our general minister and president, Sharon Watkins, will be preaching at the inaugural prayer service on the day after the inauguration. She’s the first woman to be asked to lead this service, and the New York Times ran an exclusive today.

DisciplesWorld editor and publisher Verity Jones had the inside scoop, and we posted our own article as soon as Obama’s people gave the ok. Here’s that link.

Send us links to any other articles you come across, and we’ll post them. This is big news. A proud moment for Disciples. Woo hoo!