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Weeping for aborted children; determining who to love

Who weeps for the aborted children? Brilliant! I loved the argument espoused by Carmen in the Sept./Oct. issue of The Layman. It was concise and well-written, and so…

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A letter to the GA moderator and stated clerk: Will the real Jesus please stand?

In the 1950s there was a game show called “To Tell the Truth” hosted by a Mr. Bud Collyer. Three persons would be standing, all claiming to be…

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From one of the subjects of the Out of Order documentary

Dear Carmen, I’m writing as one of the subjects of the documentary Out of Order to thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for the film, and for…

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The strangest piece of mail I’ve ever received

It may not surprise you that I receive a fair amount of “hate” mail. The barbs are predictable and the accusations unsupported by fact but the feelings might…

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An open letter to the General Assembly of the PCUSA

To the Moderator and Stated Clerk of the General Assembly,   I write to you with grief and sadness that our Presbytery of Stockton has lost six churches…

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The PC(USA)’s rather odd appeal

The PC(USA) has posted a desperate appeal to those who are planning on leaving the denomination in a document entitled “Why Choose the PC(USA)?” The seven, bullet-pointed appeals…

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Why they are leaving: Eight churches and PCUSA

A wide spectrum of representatives at eight different churches in California, Colorado and Washington who have been dismissed or are presently seeking dismissal recently reflected on their reasons…

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Steering team believes God is calling PCUSA to re-examine its position on war and peace

As the Moderator of the Peace Discernment Steering Team, I am writing to respond to the critique of the Peace Discernment process by Alan Wisdom. First, I would…

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A response to marriage analysis

Dear Editor, I always appreciate the thoughtfulness and thoroughness which Alan Wisdom brings to his analyses.  His analysis of the marriage study paper  is no exception.  However, I…

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Letter explains writer’s ‘disillusionment with the PCUSA’

(The following letter was written by Richard M. Sherman, Ph.D. to the Rev. Kevin Stainton. It explains why Sherman resigned his membership in the local church and the…

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