One of the unique opportunities of the 2019 Gathering is our theme text(s). Psalm 46 is our initial lens and entry point into the text of Scripture. From Psalm 46, we then wander through the rest of the Psalter to see where those initial ideas are supported, challenged, pushed further, or clarified. The theme for the Gathering is Real. Present. God. Each of our three theme words has the potential to convey many different ideas. What is spelled out below is an attempt to unpack the shorthand of our theme words and phrases with a little more longhand to help convey a consistent and clear message across the Gathering.