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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 …

Two PCUSA Churches Join Interfaith Group To Issue Statement on Shooting of Iman and His Assistant

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Two Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations were part of an interfaith group which issued a statement of condolence following the Aug. 13th deaths of a Queens, N.Y., iman and his assistant. Fanwood Presbyterian Church in Fanwood, N.J, Somerset Presbyterian Church in Somerset, N.J., the Temple Beth El of Somerset, the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the Islamic Society of Central Jersey wrote that they …

Three Presbyterian denominations continue to grow

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Three Presbyterian denominations – ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America – are growing in both the number of churches and members, while the Presbyterian Church (USA) continues to decline in both categories. ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians The fastest growing Presbyterian denomination …

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 …

Belhar in Practice: Blaming Israel Alone

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By Alan F.H. Wisdom, The Layman Perhaps the most significant action of the 2016 Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly was final approval of the Belhar Confession for inclusion in the denomination’s Book of Confessions. The 1980s liberation theology manifesto exercised an influence that was already apparent in the Portland assembly’s other business—especially its discussions of …

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