Roman Catholic homilies should be under eight minutes long, says Vatican Official

“A preacher would do well to find inspiration from not just the Bible, but from the newspaper, too, so that the homily can address the current concerns facing the world or the local community “ Homilies should be no longer than eight minutes — a listener’s average attention span, said the head of the Vatican... Continue Reading

Update on Erskine College Lawsuit – Thursday Afternoon

No one seems to want to talk about the lawsuit which will, I suspect, come to be known as Erskine College vs. ARP Synod – for many years to come if something does not change soon. Calls and emails to the law offices of the Complainant (Erskine College) have all been answered with the same... Continue Reading

Erskine officials must deal with accreditation inquiries; ATS joins SACS in asking

A letter has been issued to the college asking it to assure the accrediting agency it is in compliance with their standards and explain how its actions are in accordance with policy, Wheelan said. The school will have until April 1 to reply. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological... Continue Reading

DOCUMENTS RELATED TO “How To Smoke Out A Calvinistic pastor in your church”

These three documents are related to the story: How To Smoke Out A Calvinistic Pastor In Your Church DOCUMENT 1: REFORMED RED FLAGS Things to look for · Lack of passion in the public invitations for the lost to repent and receive Jesus as Lord and Savior or no gospel invitation is extended. · Lack... Continue Reading

“How to smoke out a Calvinistic pastor in your church”

This article comes from the ‘Founders Ministries Blog’ and was written by the Executive Director of Founders Ministries. Yesterday I was sent the following 3 documents that have been circulating in Western Tennessee among some Southern Baptist Churches. It seems that they were distributed at seminars being held for churches to teach “how to find... Continue Reading

South Carolina Judge issues temporary restraining order against the ARP Synod from calling meetings of the Interim Board of Trustees

In the Complaint filed by current Erskine College officials, the claim is made that the school itself owns, maintains, and operates the college. Further the complaint is marked “Jury Trial Demanded” Following is an extract from the Court Order: Plaintiff Erskine College filed a motion for temporary restraining order pursuant to Rule 65(b) of the... Continue Reading

Former PCUSA official punished by secular, church courts

At the 204th PCUSA General Assembly, Chamberlain unexpectedly defeated (the) incumbent Stated Clerk, the denomination’s highest elected office. But within 24 hours of his election…Chamberlain announced his resignation. Winfred Clark Chamberlain III, a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister who held some of the highest offices in the denomination, has been removed from ordained office by the... Continue Reading

ARP Synod Commission: Changes will unify Erskine

Extract and link to a story in the local Greenwood, SC paper which has been running a series of articles with interviews of people upset by the recent ARP Synod decision Members of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church commission that investigated Erskine College and Seminary and reported back to the General Synod said their recommendations... Continue Reading

Hologram Preachers Slated to Appear in Churches

Currently, there are some 3,000 multi-sites in the country. Some churches that have adopted the one church in multiple locations approach have turned their other campuses into video venues. In other words, the pastor preaches at one location and is beamed to screens in other locations. While the dust over beaming preachers on a video... Continue Reading

Lutheran CORE announces plans for formation of The North American Lutheran Church (NALC)

Reading this plan brings back memories of Journal Day, 1972 and the plan for formation of the National Presbyterian Church (DKC) Christ-Centered, Mission-Driven, Traditionally-Grounded and Congregationally-Focused We are living in an exciting time for confessing Lutherans in North America! Pastors and laypeople increasingly are engaged in the life of the Church beyond their congregations. Many... Continue Reading