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Session cancels meeting to vote on dismissal from PCUSA citing “simple math”

In a called meeting, the Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Ill. voted to cancel the congregational meeting previously called for September 14. At that meeting the congregation was scheduled…

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Dumping ‘Presbyterian’ for ‘Humankind’

The web site declares, “New name, same mission.”  (And yet, on the mission page of the site it clearly says “the words have changed.”) The letter from the…

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Longing for days gone by

Daryl Coons can’t help but recall the past every time he passes by the building that used to be a church for Native Americans on the Lac Courte…

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U.S. congressman: Christian community in Iraq facing ‘genocide’

A United States Congressman has called the expulsion and continued persecution of Christians in Iraq “genocide.” Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday, Rep. Frank…

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A Presbyterian disagrees with his denomination’s vote to divest

By Albert G. Butzer III Let me begin by saying that I am very disappointed with the decision of the General Assembly to divest from three U.S. companies…

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Divisive divestment

By John M. Buchanan At the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), held last month in Detroit, members of the governing body voted to allow Presbyterian…

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Presbyterian Church (USA) official calls ECO ‘ethically questionable’

The question of the graciousness of so-called “gracious dismissal policies” is now being tested nationwide. In Los Ranchos Presbytery five churches were dismissed in May after satisfying every…

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Commentary: How the 221st General Assembly has denied its own constitution (and how Jesus is still Lord)

“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.” George Orwell, 1984 “The ACC, Moderator, Stated Clerk,…

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Presbyterian Lay Committee Board of Directors repudiates action of PCUSA General Assembly

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, JUNE 19, 2014 – A statement of protest by the Presbyterian Lay Committee repudiating the action of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA to redefine marriage….

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Why proposed Presbyterian divestment from Israel is wrong

By Jeane Bishop I am a lifelong Presbyterian. My father and grandfather were Presbyterian elders; so am I, at a big Presbyterian church in downtown Chicago. I am…

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