Jewish Believer’s Bakery Ruled “Kosher”

Religious tensions remained in Israel Thursday, July 16, after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a Jewish baker’s belief in Jesus Christ does not make her baked food unkosher. In its verdict, the Court overturned a decision by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the country’s highest religious governing body, to remove the ‘kashrut‘, or Jewish... Continue Reading

Recently Passed Notable Christian Leaders

Following is a list of some notable Christian leaders who have recently died. Go to the Read More section for more details and links to full obituaries. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, theologian Ernest W. Lefever, Ethics and Public Policy Center Bob Lehnhart, Mission Aviation Fellowship/Airserv Graham Stanton, New Testament scholar Frank Toews, Africa Inland Mission Mary... Continue Reading

Rev. John A. Little Called Home to Glory

Rev. John A. Little, retired pastor of the First Presbyterian Church (ARP) of Tucker, Georgia, died Tuesday, Sept.15, 2009. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. Interment will be in Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 – 6... Continue Reading

Q & A with Episcopal Bishop

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be visiting Diocese of Central Pennsylvania in early September 2009. In advance of her visit, she responded to questions from the York (PA) Daily Record, in which she made her first public response to recent criticisms made by the Archbishop of Canterbury,... Continue Reading

Study: 3 Percent of Women Victims of Clergy Sexual Advances

(RNS) More than 3 percent of adult women who attend religious services at least once a month have been victims of clergy sexual misconduct, according to researchers at BaylorUniversity. Put another way: in a congregation of 400 people, seven adult women have been targets of sexual advances by clergy, the study says. In addition, in... Continue Reading

Presbytery News: PCA Great Lakes

The Great Lakes Presbytery of the PCA announces the following moves: TE Kreg Bryan from Hudson, OH to Kansas City, MO TE Brian Allred from Demotte, IN to Yorktown, IN RE Ron Jakubowski, Hudson, Ohio to be Stated Clerk of the new Ohio Presbytery TE Kreg Bryan has resigned as Pastor of the Grace Church... Continue Reading

Presbytery News: PCA Houston Metro

Recent Ministerial changes in Houston Metro Presbytery, PCA include Bill Combs, Robert Cook, Dennis Hermerding, Kyle Bobos, and Nat Davidson. TE Bill Combs has retired after serving 23 years as the pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Webster, Texas. Combs, a 1970 graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary (back in the day when it was only... Continue Reading

PCA Minister Called to Pastor Church in Nicosia, Cyprus

The Reverend Terry Burns, who had served the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia for nearly 5 years as an assistant pastor, has accepted a call to serve as the pastor of the NicosiaCommunityChurch on the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus. Terry will replace a Church of Scotland minister who had served this English speaking... Continue Reading

Not Even Cancer Diagnosis Can Shake Harwell’s Spirit

Legendary Tigers broadcaster reflects on career, looks to future with resolve. His voice was clear, his spirit strong, his words tinged with humor. But legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell had bracing news to deliver Thursday: He has a tumor in the area of the bile duct. It is incurable. Yet Harwell said he feels calm and... Continue Reading

Calvin College Professors Call for Discussion about Memo Warning Against Homosexual Advocacy

CalvinCollege professors say they want a campus discussion about academic freedom after being told it is “unacceptable” for them to advocate for homosexual issues and same-sex marriage. College employees received a memo last week saying the Board of Trustees has revisited issues surrounding the college’s position on homosexuality, concluding it is “unacceptable” for faculty and... Continue Reading