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Gradye Parsons and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Apology

By Mateen Elass, on his personal blog. Two days ago I reported on the travesty which occurred last Saturday in Portland at the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA. Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons had asked some of his denominational employees to fashion a short worship service to commemorate the lives of shooting victims …

Prayers to Allah offered at PCUSA’s General Assembly plenary session (updated)

“Allah bless us and bless our families and bless our Lord. Lead us on the straight path – the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad,” and so went the prayer offered up by Wajidi Said, from the Portland Muslim Community, as part of the “first order of business” during …

PCUSA Becomes the First Major Christian Denomination to Endorse the Wendy’s Boycott

“We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their longstanding struggle for fair labor practices in the agriculture industry …” Posted by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. In an historic act of support, the Presbyterian Church (USA) moved last week to endorse the boycott of Wendy’s, becoming the first major Christian denomination …

J. Herbert Nelson selected as nominee for PCUSA Stated Clerk

News Release from the Presbyterian News Service. The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson is the nominee to become the next Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (USA), the committee charged with bringing a candidate to the 222nd General Assembly (2016) announced today. “We, the committee, believe J. Herbert Nelson will be both …

The Man of La Mainline

By Mateen Elass, on his personal blog. Gradye Parsons, the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is our very own reincarnation of the Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote. Riding on his tired old horse, Rocinante, whom he imagines to be a valiant charger, Don Quixote races into battle against ferocious giants that in …

Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons brings greetings to Covenant Network

Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), brought greetings this morning to the 150 gathered at the national conference of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians meeting at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colo.  From their website: The mission of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is to strengthen the church of Jesus …

Gradye Parsons concludes role as stated clerk: A conversation with the Outlook

By Leslie Scanlon, The Presbyterian Outlook. Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – the denomination’s top ecclesiastical officer – has announced that he won’t seek election to a third four-year term. That means the 2016 General Assembly will be asked to name a new stated clerk. It also means that the PCUSA …

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