The church as it appeared when
President Lincoln worshipped here.
The NYAPC is located on New York
Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets
and two Metro stops—McPherson Square
(Blue/Orange line) and Metro Center
(Red line). Free street parking on
Saturdays and on Sunday until 1:00 pm.
The New York Avenue
Abraham Lincoln 2009:
Wisdom for Today —
A Weekend With
Ronald C. White, Jr.
1313 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
THE NEW YORK AVENUE
AND THE MCCLENDON SCHOLAR-IN-
September 18-20, 2009
Abraham Lincoln 2009: Wisdom for Today
Please join us this September when Lincoln scholar and author Ronald
C. White, Jr. discusses Abraham Lincoln’s faith, the impact of belief on
the 16th president’s politics and decisions, and the implications of
Lincoln’s experience for today’s leaders during a weekend of classes
and worship services at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.
In a review of A. Lincoln, the Wall Street Journal noted that Dr. White
refuses to “pigeonhole” Lincoln “as merely an Enlightenment deist.
Lincoln’s "Meditation on the Divine Will," a memorandum written after
the carnage of the summer of 1862 and discovered only after Lincoln's
death, shows a man grappling to find divine purpose in the war's
violence. Somewhere between the lawyer's brief of the First Inaugural
Address and the soaring biblical cadences of the Second, Lincoln
discovered that a blend of reason and faith was more likely to persuade
his listeners than reason alone.”
As he struggled not only to make
sense of the tragedy of war, but
also to end the inhumanity of
slavery, Lincoln turned to The New
York Avenue Presbyterian Church
and its minister, Rev. Phineas D.
Gurley. In keeping with more than
two centuries of faith and witness
in the heart of the nation’s capital,
the church is pleased to provide
this program to the congr