Presbyterian Church Officer in Dallas steps down after trespassing arrest at SMU

The SMU alumnus arrested for trespassing on campus last month has stepped down as a deacon of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, officials confirmed Tuesday to the Dallas Morning News . Bill McNutt III was listed on the church Web site as an elder as recently as Feb. 26, when news of his arrest was first... Continue Reading

PCUSA Minister faces new same-sex marriage charges

“Violated the GAPJC’s 2008 ruling…..which said that PCUSA ministers cannot call a same-sex ceremony a “marriage,” based on the Book of Order’s definition” The Rev. Jane Spahr is again facing charges in the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Presbytery of the Redwoods for officiating a same-sex wedding. According to a news release, the retired Presbyterian minister and... Continue Reading

UPDATE: Candidate for Governor of Georgia arrested at Campaign Headquarters

An anti-abortion activist and gubernatorial candidate from Carrollton was arrested by Atlanta police on Wednesday for allegedly making threats against Elton John. Neal Horsley was taken into custody in Carrollton by members of the Atlanta police fugitive squad and U.S. Marshal’s office, according to Carrollton police. Horsley was booked into the Fulton County Jail, charged... Continue Reading

Texas Church Pastor Died of Accidental Overdose

Keldie had long suffered from insomnia and developed an addiction to prescription sleeping pills. Barry Keldie, founding pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, died last week. He was 31. According to a brief statement released by The Village Church in Highland Village, from where he was dispatched to plant Providence Church five years ago,... Continue Reading

Widow of slain pastor shares horror — and peace

“When it was my tragedy that made the headlines, I had to determine one thing: Was knowing Jesus enough?” she said. “It is.” Friends wanted to tell her. Even strangers felt like they had to share where they were and how they found out her husband — a pastor — was gunned down while giving... Continue Reading

20-year-old female supply pastor brings new life to aging church

She takes part in church board meetings, although her father also attends so there will be an ordained minister present to offer guidance if needed The 20-year-old woman standing in the elevated pulpit at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hueytown every Sunday preaches boldly, as though she’s seen a little bit of the world, and... Continue Reading

Fresno loses a friend in Jamie Evans

The following is an extract from a column written by the 36 year veteran Faith and Values Reporter of the Fresno Bee concerning the recent death of the pastor of First Presbyterian (EPC), Fresno, California The congregation of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fresno is saddened by the loss of its senior pastor, the Rev.... Continue Reading

Texas Church Community Mourns Death of Lead Pastor

The church belongs to the Acts 29 Network, a peer-to-peer association of churches dedicated to planting local, missional, Christ-centered communities. A funeral for Barry Keldie has been scheduled for Tuesday at The Village Church in Highland Village, Texas, from where he was dispatched to plant Providence Church five years ago. On Friday, Providence Church opened... Continue Reading

From Harlem to Camp Keowa

Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion is launching a series of studies examining the role of Scouting in developing and sustaining what social scientists call “prosocial behavior.” Ingredients for a moving, heartwarming documentary film: Energetic, determined Scouts from Troop 759 in New York City’s Harlem A wise and caring Scoutmaster Two skilled filmmakers (one... Continue Reading

Baptist Seminary professor E. Earle Ellis dies at 83

Ellis was known throughout the world as an “evangelical scholar” who trusted God’s Word without yielding “his faith commitment to anyone, even to the most eminent of scholars or to the most vocal of power-groups.” Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s E. Earle Ellis, a New Testament professor who 25 years ago held conservative views on the... Continue Reading