CRC Synod Discusses Lord’s Table Proposal to include children prior to Profession of Faith

In its recommendations, the Faith Formation Committee said that a formal Profession of Faith prior to participation in the Lord’s Supper “is not required by Scripture or the confessions.” Synod 2010 of the Christian Reformed Church in North America agreed on Tuesday to a process that could lead to the adoption next year of new,... Continue Reading

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO CATASTROPHE

The SBC Convention, meeting this week in Orlando, Florida, passed the following resolution on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 WHEREAS, On April 20, 2010, the deadly explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the deaths of eleven workers and touched off an underwater gusher of oil that has spewed... Continue Reading

ON HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE UNITED STATES MILITARY

The SBC Convention, meeting this week in Orlando, Florida, passed the following resolution on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 WHEREAS, President Obama has promised repeatedly to repeal current law (10USC654) and to change policies that prevent normalizing the open presence of homosexuals in the armed forces; and WHEREAS, The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff... Continue Reading

Reformed Church in America Agrees to Discuss ELCA’s Pro-Gay Actions

The RCA adopted a resolution expressing “concern” over the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s controversial action to allow partnered homosexuals to be on the clergy roster. The resolution was approved during the RCA’s 204th General Synod, which concluded Tuesday. It comes nearly a year after the ELCA’s highest legislative body voted to permit persons who are in... Continue Reading

Bryant Wright of Marietta, GA wins runoff for Southern Baptist president

Bryant Wright, pastor of the Atlanta-area Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, defeated Florida pastor Ted Traylor in a runoff for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention. With 7,667 messengers voting, Wright received 4,225 votes, or 55.11 percent. Traylor, pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., received 3,371 votes, for 43.9 percent. Nearly 11,000 messengers... Continue Reading

Southern Baptist Messengers adopt Great Commission Resurgence by wide margin

By an estimated 3-to-1 margin, the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report was adopted June 15 by messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, made the motion at last year’s Convention that brought about the Task Force report that many predict... Continue Reading

Letter To The Editor – The Strategic Plan is Not Really “Cool”

The session I serve on is concerned about lots of “churchy” things like church discipline, proper doctrine and worship in the church, and growth (of all types) in our local body. That’s our strategy. When the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America convenes at the end of this month in Nashville a Strategic... Continue Reading

Baptists, combating malaise, preoccupied by numbers

“Statistics have become so dire in terms of membership and baptisms…that they’re really having to revisit who they are and what they’re going to be and do,” As members of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination ready for their annual meeting next week in Orlando, Fla., statistics loom large in their plans to chart a new... Continue Reading

Al Mohler focuses on the necessity of conversion at SBC Pastors’ Conference

Jesus turns out not to be favorably disposed toward those who are favorably disposed to Him,” he said. “Being favorably disposed to Jesus is simply not enough.” No matter how orthodox one’s theology or how favorable his opinion of Jesus, unless one is converted from a self-centered life of sin to repentance and faith in... Continue Reading

Christian Reformed Church Executive Director Cites Joys, Challenges

Challenges include: “more allegiance to causes outside the church than to what we do together as a denomination” The Christian Reformed Church has much to be joyful about, CRC Executive Director Rev. Jerry Dykstra said in an address to Synod 2010 on Monday night. But it also faces some serious challenges. Alive, vibrant and well,... Continue Reading