Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Author’s pro-’gay’ argument designed for ‘itching ears’

By Charlie Butts An evangelical Presbyterian leader says the unbiblical argument being put forth in a book being released today by Multnomah will satisfy the “itching ears” of…

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Resurrection reality

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Glory, Hallelujah! The resurrection as the epicenter of Christianity “You shall be my witnesses” Calvin Miller describes the resurrection of Jesus…

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Presbyterian Church (USA) wants to raise your taxes, though it pays none

The Presbyterian Church (USA), which pays no Federal Income taxes or property taxes as a non-profit religious organization, wants to see your taxes raised. Produced by the denomination’s…

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Invoking Saint Francis

There’s a lot to admire about Pope Francis. Last year when the conclave of Cardinals voted Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church,…

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Beware of the reverter clause in dismissal process

The pastor on the phone asked, “What do you know about something called a ‘reversionary clause’? We’re voting on Sunday and the presbytery response team just told us…

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What are you planning for your summer vacation? How about a service camp?

What are your summer plans — and the plans for your church youth and young adults? Consider a service camp in Joplin, Mo. Nearly three years after a…

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Wherein lies the sin? Should sexual acts and sexual orientation be parsed?

In a February 18 Canon & Culture post entitled “Is Homosexual Orientation Sinful,” Biblical studies and ethics professor, Denny Burk challenges the current thinking that has led many…

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Discussing ‘Zionism Unsettled’ with Janet Mefferd

Last Wednesday (March 5) I had the joy of talking to Janet Mefferd on her national radio program. The topic at hand was the horrific Zionism Unsettled study,…

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Netanyahu and the Presbyterians: Calls for divestment, ‘Zionism Unsettled’ demonstrate complicated relationship between PCUSA and Israel

“Give peace a chance,” the adage goes, but in reality, some have become so enamored with the fighting that efforts to produce peace are thwarted. Speaking to some…

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Religious liberty, post-Arizona

Do religious business owners have a right to seek protection from compulsory affirmation of same-sex wedding ceremonies? Does a baker have to bake a cake for a wedding…

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