Steve Froehlich

Steve Froehlich has served as senior pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ithaca, NY since 1998. He completed graduate theological and pastoral studies at Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1991) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (DMin, 2015). His doctoral thesis, Faithful Presence: How Community Formation Shapes the Understanding and Practice of Calling, engages the ideas of James Davison Hunter’s To Change the Worldand explores their impact on discipleship in Christian community. Previously, Steve served as assistant to the founding pastor of Highlands Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland, MS; Executive Vice President of Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS); and board chair of Chesterton House Center for Christian Studies at Cornell University. Steve and his wife, Sheryl, have three sons and four grandchildren. Sheryl, a gifted speaker, writer, and teacher, serves as Assistant to the Director of Admission at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. The views expressed in this article are his own and do not speak for any of the organizations with which he is associated.

Christian Faithfulness and Gender Dysphoria

Discernment / Faith / Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World

Navigating Pastoral Care for People Living with Gender Identity Conflict (note: the names in this article have been changed) Oh, the things they don’t…

Blaming God

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

The long line of ants parading across the kitchen counter leads to a jar of sticky strawberry jelly left open last night by someone…

Who Brings Home the Bacon?

Community / Faith / Family / Work and Rest

In the current tug-o-war about gender responsibilities in Christian marriages, many couples have the challenge of deciding who “brings home the bacon.” The tension…

V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2006)


Ideas, violence, and political power Remember, remember the fifth of November, The gunpowder, treason and plot, I know of no reason why the gunpowder…

Why Bother With Culture?

Culture / Spirituality

You’ve heard the criticism. Perhaps you’ve been a critic yourself. The disapproval often goes something like this: “Why do you bother messing around with…