Theology Matters Calls on Princeton to Reconsider Keller Decision

By Richard Burnett, Executive Director and Managing Editor, Theology Matters Princeton Theological Seminary recently rescinded its decision to award Dr. Timothy Keller the Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness. The Board of Directors of Theology Matters respectfully asks Princeton Seminary and the Kuyper Center to reconsider their…...

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Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Requests Prayers for Victims of Violence

(By Kathy Melvin, Presbyterian News Service). The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), a long-time Presbyterian Church (USA) partner, is requesting prayers for victims of violence after several attacks by bandits from neighboring South Sudan in the past two weeks. Okello Oluch, president of the East Gambelia Bethel Synod of EECMY,…...

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5 Christian Clichés that Need to Die

(By Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition). “Books don’t change people,” John Piper observes. “Paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences.” A good sentence is a gift. We love finding complex truth shrink-wrapped in clear, simple, memorable form. It’s why Charles Spurgeon and C. S. Lewis are dominating a newsfeed near you. Even God likes pithy statements—at…...

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Satellite Congregation Votes to Leave UMC

(By Walter Fenton, Good News). A congregation in Wichita, Kansas, that averages 350 in worship has voted to leave The United Methodist Church. As a satellite campus of Asbury UM Church, the congregation announced its decision on Sunday, March 19. “Some pastors and people are weary of all the defiance and…...

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Presbyterians Want Their Newton Church Back

(By Lisa Wangsness, The Boston Globe). Some members of the Newton Presbyterian Church thought their denomination was drifting away from fundamental tenets of their faith, such as the idea that Jesus actually rose from the dead, and that evangelism is essential. They longed for something more contemporary, more vivacious. A church…...

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From Kuyper to Keller: Why Princeton’s Prize Controversy Is So Ironic

Former winner explains how the seminary honor that once brought the Reformed community together is now splitting it. (By Richard J. Mouw, Christianity Today). A large number of the 300 who attended the 1998 Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary were “Kuyperians.” On the 100th anniversary of Abraham Kuyper’s delivering…...

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Surveying Presbyterian Beliefs: “Theological Reflection” and Reformed Theology

(By Michael D. Bush, Theology Matters). Recently the Presbyterian Church (USA) released the results of a Presbyterian Panel survey entitled “Theological Reflection.” It describes the views of members and ministers in three areas: Interreligious issues, understanding and affirmation of the Presbyterian theological tradition, and certain matters related to vocation and worship.…...

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Urgent Church: Nine Changes We Must Make or Die

(By Thom S. Rainer, Growing Healthy Churches Together). It broke my heart. Another church closed. This church had unbelievable potential. Indeed, it had its own “glory days,” but only for a season. But, 10 years ago, few would have predicted this church’s closure. Today, it is but another statistic in…...

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Documentary ‘Under Caesar’s Sword:’ Christian Persecution is More Real than We Can Imagine

I’ve heard stories on the news of ISIS beheading Christians or forcing them to leave their homes. I’ve heard about underground churches in China. I even have missionary friends who must hide what they are really doing in their country for fear of being arrested. But, sitting here safely wrapped…...

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Princeton Seminary Cancels Award to Tim Keller After LGBT Complaint

(By Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post). A week after disgruntled Princeton Theological Seminary alumni complained that Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, should not receive the school’s Kuyper Prize because of his church’s position on the ordination of women and LGBT individuals, the seminary decided Wednesday not to…...

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