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ECO Reaches Milestone of 300th Member Church After Break From PCUSA

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By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post. A conservative Presbyterian denomination formed in response to the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s increasing acceptance of homosexuality has reached the milestone of 300 member congregations. “We are blessed to have each and every church and church member in our ECO family. As we grow, it is our prayer that we continue …

Meetings This Month on Athens Church’s Move to Leave Mainstream Presbyterians

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By Lee Shearer, Online Athens. (Georgia) After a months-long quiet period, an Athens church’s move to secede from its denomination could be headed toward resolution. An administrative committee of the Northeast Georgia Presbytery scheduled two meetings this month with the congregation of Central Presbyterian Church, whose congregation earlier this year voted to leave the country’s …

Flames Shoot Out Door, Roof of Historic Philadelphia Church

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Editor’s Note: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). By Dan Stamm, NBC10.com. Philadelphia firefighters battled flames shooting through the front door and roof at a four-alarm Philadelphia church fire Monday morning. Flames broke out around 9 a.m. in the basement of century-old Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church along Lansdowne Avenue near …

Does Theology Still Matter?

By Richard Burnett, Theology Matters. Does theology still matter? It may seem like an odd question to ask in a journal that has asserted for more than two decades with the simple proposition of its title that it does. Yet asserting that theology matters does not make it so. And even if it once mattered …

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Hopes New Structure Will Bring Strategic Focus

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By Jana Blazek, The Presbyterian Outlook. Those are the new building blocks of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s internal structure – and will be the format around which the board’s next meeting Sept. 13-16 in Louisville will be structured. The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s executive committee, which is meeting in Chicago July 27-29, spent time …

PCUSA Presbyteries Prepare to Vote on 16 Amendments to the Constitution

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Presbyterian Church (USA) presbyteries will be voting to ratify 16 amendments to the denomination’s constitution which were approved by the 222nd General Assembly that met this past June in Portland, Ore. The most controversial issue is the General Assembly’s decision to decouple baptism from the Lord’s Supper by removing the requirement of baptism for admission to the …

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