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800-member church enters discernment process with presbytery

The session of 835-member First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Va., voted unanimously on Oct. 28 to request dismissal from the Presbyterian Church (USA). Following a 24-hour congregation-wide prayer…

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Nashville attorney hired to conduct independent investigation of ‘1001’ controversy

By Jerry L. Van Marter, Presbyterian News Service A prominent Nashville attorney has been hired by the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s (PMAB) Executive Committee to investigate the circumstances…

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‘Reconciling Paul,’ Jesus Christ lord, the only way

By Viola Larson, Naming His Grace blog Jesus warns His disciples that some are only hired hands working for wages while they watch the Master’s sheep. But Jesus…

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Blackhawk Presbytery approves resolution to honor the consciences on both sides of marriage issue

At a recent meeting, Blackhawk Presbytery approved a resolution stating that it will honor the consciences of those of both sides of the same-sex marriage issue. Blackhawk Presbytery is…

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PMA executive director speaks about recent events involving 1001 New Worshiping Communities

By Linda Valentine, Executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency A recent incident involving the Presbyterian Centers for New Church Innovation Inc. (PCNCI) has caused much pain and…

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Fall 2014 Layman — Final print issue

Read the final print issue of The Layman. Fall 2014 Layman — Final print issue

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Presbyteries begin voting on same-sex marriage actions

By Steve Salyards, The GA Junkie With General Assembly season now behind us we move into the portion of the year where the actions of the General Assemblies…

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ACSWP & radical feminism: going beyond the boundaries of Scripture and confession

By Viola Larson, Naming His Grace blog The Presbyterian Church (USA) through the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy and their journal Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian…

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Investigation finds four PCUSA employees committed ethics violations

By Leslie Scanlon, The Presbyterian Outlook An internal investigation has found that four employees of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s national staff were involved in an unauthorized plan in…

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Cultivating a healthy presbytery

By the staff at byFaith.com There comes a time when every church needs revival — when congregations that started with a burst of energy reach a plateau —…

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