• Carmen's Writings Archives - The Layman Online

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    Praying our way through 2015: a monthly prayer guide (February)

    We are a praying people. The staff of the Presbyterian Lay Committee gathers regularly for a time of Bible study, prayer and mutual encouragement. Thousands of people share their prayer […]

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    “More reformed?”

    Reformed and always reforming, according to the Word of God is one of the mantras that emerged from the Reformation in the 1500’s. However, in the last 30 years, the […]

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    Is PCUSA decline just a ‘rummage sale?’

    The Rev. John Buchanan, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the editor and publisher of Christian Century has said in an interview that the decline of Protestant […]

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    You stink. Get used to it.

    I find myself in more circular conversations these days than I’d like to admit. I’m still waiting for even one exchange that spirals up and not down. Just yesterday one […]

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    Government sets a price on life while others march for it

    The two headlines reveal the variant values placed on human life by Americans. “March for Life 2015 forty-two years after Roe v Wade we still march on” and “CBO: Saving […]

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    (Audio): Conversations with Carmen, January 20, 2015

    Click here for the audio (Mp3) of the January 20, 2015 “Conversation with Carmen” conference call If you want to download the file, right-click on the link above.    

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    Who says ‘no’ to Nobel?

    In 1964, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre declined to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.  According to a Jan. 5 news article in The Guardan, Sarte wrote a letter declining the […]

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    TODAY — Our January edition of ‘Conversations with Carmen’

    Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee will host her next monthly conference call on Tuesday January 20, 2015. Put it on your calendar: the 3rd Tuesday of […]

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    Defrocked by the PCUSA: An interview with Joe Rightmyer

    Since the announcement on Jan. 7, 2015 that Grace Presbytery defrocked Joe Rightmyer as censure for his participation in the process that lead to Highland Park Presbyterian Church’s realignment to […]

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    2014 Year End Giving

      Please reply by December 31st by clicking HERE. It’s a sad reality but most convictional Christians only pay attention to denominational issues during times of immediate crisis. When the PCUSA […]