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Regarding ruling elders: Presbyterian councils

By Alison Janke How many Presbyterians does it take to change a light bulb?  It takes a council, in stated meeting, to determine if a new light bulb…

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Breaking the legs off the proverbial Presbyterian stool

Presbyterianism has historically been described as a system of faith and practice that stands on a “three-legged stool” of theology, worship and polity. To lose one of the…

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Pittsburgh Presbytery gives nod to 3 departing churches, welcomes new one

By Peter Smith / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pittsburgh Presbytery on Saturday acquiesced to the departure of three area Allegheny County congregations to a more conservative denomination after reaching…

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All is not quiet on the western front: the changing landscape of the PCUSA in Texas

The Presbytery of New Covenant (PNC) centered in Houston, Texas is the 4th largest presbytery in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and home to several of the denomination’s largest…

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MCC-2 receives consultation from synods

As part of its mandate to determine the future of synods in the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Mid-Council Commission II (MCC-2) engaged in dialogue with synod leaders via…

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The splitting branch of the Presbyterian vine produces some sour grapes

The angst is palpable in the June 27 letter from Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to Jeffrey Jeremiah, stated clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church….

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Grace Presbytery dismisses Korean church in Carrollton, Texas

A Korean Presbyterian church in Texas was dismissed to join ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians during a meeting of Irving-based Grace Presbytery. According to presbytery documents,…

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Presbytery gets manse in property settlement with Riceville church

A congregation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina was dismissed to become part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) during the April 30 meeting of the…

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Congregation leaves Church of Scotland over gay clergy issue

A Scottish minister and the bulk of his congregation broke away from the Church of Scotland because of their theological disagreement with the ordination of homosexual ministers. BBC…

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Washington County church property dispute lands in appeals court

By Ann Rodgers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A state appeals court heard a Presbyterian church property dispute from Washington County on Wednesday that could impact other Pennsylvania churches that have split….

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