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An order of Presbyterian Abbots? … and Costellos? – (updated)

Yes, I’ve already heard the joke: “An order of Abbots? What about an order of Costellos? What we really need is some comic relief!” But the creation of…

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My mixed birth metaphor coming out of the ECO/Fellowship Dallas Gathering

After the official Synod meeting of the ECO: Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, the Dallas Gathering continued for another two days and included The Fellowship of Presbyterians, which…

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We should have listened to the sheep named Wolf

Everyone now knows the menacing Evil called ISIL or ISIS.   Eighteen months ago they didn’t even “exist.” Six months ago they were a blip on the global terror-watch…

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Do you believe in miracles?

According to eye-witness reports the hand of God is re-directing rockets fired at Israel. The July 18th headline in the Jewish Telegraph read, “Their God changes the path…

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Dumping ‘Presbyterian’ for ‘Humankind’

The web site declares, “New name, same mission.”  (And yet, on the mission page of the site it clearly says “the words have changed.”) The letter from the…

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Your church, your pastor and same-sex marriage

Q: How does the Authoritative Interpretation (AI) issued by the General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) which allows pastors to perform, and PCUSA churches facilities to…

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Does the ‘Reformed’ matter in your faith?

Presbyterians are people who practice a particular form of polity (church governance) and who profess a particular faith known as “Reformed.” But how many people who hold membership…

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Aliens? Does your worldview support that?

NASA made a bold statement on Monday when it estimated “that humans will be able to locate alien life within the next 20 years.” The CBS article by Benjamin…

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Presbyterian pastors respond: some leave, some grieve, some celebrate

Presbyterian pastors across the country are taking to the pulpit and using the power of the pen to share the lament of their hearts at the action of their…

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Leaving? No. Protesting? Yes.

For the record, we (the Presbyterian Lay Committee) are not going anywhere. We are, in fact, going everywhere. More on that later. Here I will offer comment, comfort…

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