First They Came For…Then They Came For…
It is not homosexuals, but Bible believing Christians who are facing increasing discrimination in society
We evangelicals are currently going through the process of demonization, the fact that evangelicals as a group are the most charitable people on earth, or that they have created the freest and most tolerant societies is being conveniently forgotten, and the myth of the ignorant, ranting, gay basher is being spread far and wide. The... Continue Reading
At the PCUSA GA: Vice Moderator Resigns Post Amidst ‘Undercurrent Of Pernicious Poison’
Amidst an environment described as "poisonous," the Rev. Tara Spuhler McCabe resigned the second highest office in the denomination a mere 36 hours after being elected
Spuhler McCabe believed that as a pastor in the PCUSA, she embodied a reality faced by what she described as “a growing number of pastors who find ourselves caught between the desire to stand with couples in sacred moments and having a polity that restricts us from living out our calling.” PITTSBURGH, Pa – Amidst... Continue Reading
At the PCUSA GA: Committee Approves Change in Definition of Marriage, Authoritative Interpretation Fails
The Committee on Civil Unions and Marriage voted to propose an amendment to change all references in the Directory of Worship to marriage being between “a man and a woman” to “two people.”
A YAAD from the Presbytery of Alaska, spoke from his heart. “As much as it pains me to say it, from what I read in the Bible and Paul’s letters, as confusing as this is, as much as I don’t like to believe it, I believe the practice of homosexuality is a sin. I don’t... Continue Reading
Observations of a (PCA) GA Noob*
Governing the church is part and parcel of the mission
For those of you who don’t know, every year, presbyteries, sessions, and even individual church members can take the opportunity to send requests — called “overtures” — to the General Assembly. Before those requests make it to the floor for the consideration of the full Assembly, they are first referred to a committee, where they’re debated and voted upon at that level.
If You Love That Flag, Don’t Put It in the Sanctuary
Time to rethink the difference between worship and 'National Holidays'
However much the history of that nation has contributed to our freedom to worship God, the fact remains that God is God, and the nation to which the flag points is not. And when it comes to worship, there are only two realities: God, and everything else. In worship, only God counts.
What They See When They Come to Your Church
When a guest has a good experience, he or she is more likely to return.
First time guests desire to find a place to sit as quickly as possible. They feel awkward otherwise. Is your worship center more than 80 percent full? If so, the guests perceive it is completely full. Are your members trained to move to the middle of pews or seat rows so guests don't have to climb over them? Are their ushers or greeters available to lead guests to seats?
Has the NAE become an unbiblical voice to evangelicals?
The NAE states that its mission "is to honor God by connecting and representing evangelical Christians," but how does it honor God to promote the anti-biblical doctrines of the National Campaign?
Taking (back) away the Bible
Homosexual Episcopal bishop assures GLBT audience at PCUSA GA they 'are pleasing to God'
He said that the lame man knew in his heart that he had always belonged in the temple. Peter removed the impediment that prevented him from entering the place where he belonged. Filtering his interpretation through a GLBT entitlement lens Robinson suggested that GLBTs have always deserved full participation and leadership positions in the church
More ‘off the floor’ stories at the PCUSA General Assembly
Links to some great stories that won't make the front page, Part 2
1. Church lobbyist urges activists to ‘be vigilant’ 2. Mid Council committee begins with introductions, closed sessions 3. Mission Council gives GA bleak stats but hopeful plans 4. Do better in the 21st century
Redeemer New York ‘City to City’ Announces New President
Press Release issued July 2, 2012
Redeemer City to City (CTC) announced today that Dr. John R. Hutchinson has accepted the position of President, effective September 1, 2012. “We are delighted that God has called John to join us in a powerful and unique calling: to help leaders build gospel movements in global cities,” said Timothy Keller, CTC’s chairman of the board.