THINKING PRESBYTE...
Follow
Find
20.6K views | +8 today
 
THINKING PRESBYTERIAN
with eyes wide open...a reading list for Presbyterians & more...
Curated by Jim Collie
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scoop.it!

This Week in God, 11.22.14

This Week in God, 11.22.14 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Why are conservatives, who usually want more merging of religion and politics, complaining bitterly about the president's Biblical reference?
Read more
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

#GivingTuesday - National Day of Giving - December 2nd - Presbyterian Church Foundation

#GivingTuesday - National Day of Giving - December 2nd - Presbyterian Church Foundation | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

On December 2, 2014, the world comes together to give.  Use this site to support mission and ministry at home and around the world.
Learn more about #GivingTuesday...


Use the search tool to find and give to your congregation, presbytery, or synod, or click one of the buttons below to support a favorite Presbyterian ministry.  


Can't find what you're looking for?  Call us at (800) 858-6127.

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Quoting Exodus * Cool nuns * Cardinal and mayor: Friday’s Roundup

Quoting Exodus * Cool nuns * Cardinal and mayor: Friday’s Roundup | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The president quotes from Exodus. Google doodle honors a nun. Two powerful New Yorkers have forged an unexpected friendship.
The post Quoting Exodus * Cool nuns * Cardinal and mayor: Friday’s Roundup appeared first on Religion News Service.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Jan Edmiston: This Could Change Everything (in the PCUSA)

Jan Edmiston: This Could Change Everything (in the PCUSA) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Note:  This brilliant idea comes from a colleague who doesn’t want to be identified.  You know who you are, my friend.  Thank you.  I will refer to you as The Ingenious One.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex

School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Activists still demand closure of the School of Americas 25 years after a Jesuit priest massacre.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Controversial Jesus statue turned away by St Martin-in-the-Fields finds new home - ChristianToday

Controversial Jesus statue turned away by St Martin-in-the-Fields finds new home - ChristianToday | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A statue depicting Jesus on a park bench is set to find a home outside the prestigious Methodist Central Hall Westminster.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

A time to rend

A time to rend | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
By R. R. Reno,  First Things It’s time to make a clear distinction between the government-enforced legal regime of marriage and the biblical covenant of marriage. In the...
The post A time to rend appeared first on The Layman Online.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Immigration and Church—Why It Matters

Immigration and Church—Why It Matters | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
New research shows pastors recognize the responsibility of caring for the immigrant.
Tonight, President Barack Obama is speaking in prime-time on the issue of immigration.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Mark Longhurst: Prayer as Cracking Shins on Altars - Patheos

Mark Longhurst:  Prayer as Cracking Shins on Altars - Patheos | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Patheos (blog) Prayer as Cracking Shins on Altars Patheos (blog) That morning Jacob built what preacher-writer Barbara Brown Taylor calls an “altar in the world.” With this vision in his bones, Jacob took the stone that served as his pillow, he...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Don Mead: Is Reconciliation Possible with Iran? | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Don Mead:  Is Reconciliation Possible with Iran? | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Failure of the negotiations would mean a return to the status quo ante: elimination of the progress made to date in cutting back on Iran's nuclear enrichment program, reduced opportunity for inspections. It would substantially increase the risk of military intervention to seek to halt the program. Some have described this as a choice between inspectors on the ground vs. boots on the ground. Those who want to scuttle the negotiations – and there are strong voices on both sides of the discussions seeking to do so – are surely adding to the probability of military intervention – i.e. of war.


In our last two General Assemblies, the PC(USA) has taken clear stands in support of a negotiated diplomatic solution to this conflict. The PPF needs to embrace that commitment, endorsing our government's search for a negotiated diplomatic solution and calling on our representatives to resist calls to impose new demands on the Iranians. In the face of all the complexities involved, this is what it means for us to be peacemakers in this time and place.

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

PC(USA) Office of Public Witness: The Struggle for Family Unity Continues: Sanctuary Movement 2014

PC(USA) Office of Public Witness: The Struggle for Family Unity Continues: Sanctuary Movement 2014 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Papal path * Bible updates * 2014 Christmas stamp: Thursday's news roundup - Religion News Service

Papal path * Bible updates * 2014 Christmas stamp: Thursday's news roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
What cities might Pope Francis visit on his 2015 U.S. tour? The New Yorker envisions an updated Bible. And the USPS has unveiled a new Christmas stamp.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

ON BEING with Krista Tippet: Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation

ON BEING with Krista Tippet:  Reza Aslan — Islam's Reformation | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Jerry Van Marter: Retirement

Jerry Van Marter:  Retirement | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

To those who have served with me in PNS over these 26 years:


Marj, Mary Henry, Pam (Crouch) Wineman, Julian Shipp, the late Evan Silverstein (whom I miss every day, dead too young at 42), John Filiatreau, Alexa Smith, Toya Richards, Emily Enders Odom and my current associate, Bethany Daily; and support staff (remember what those are?): David Dempsey, Vann Dyche, Carrie Lutes Hellman, Kathy Wolpert and Deeanna Alford.


The greatest joy of serving on the national staff of the PC(USA) has been the opportunity to serve with some of the most creative, loving, talented and dedicated people anywhere. This is a family operation, and I have been fortunate to be a part of a clan of brothers and sisters like no other.

more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

The News Roundup: Bill Cosby, New Trailers, and 'Better Call Saul'

The News Roundup: Bill Cosby, New Trailers, and 'Better Call Saul' | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Plus Sony ditches the Steve Jobs movie and picks up ‘1984.’
Bill Cosby is the center of pop culture conversation this week after NBC and Netflix cancelled their Cosby sitcom plans.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Presbyterians Thank President for Immigration Executive Action

Presbyterians Thank President for Immigration Executive Action | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Stated Clerk, the Rev.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Voting Chart: Amendment 14-F — changing the definition of marriage

Voting Chart: Amendment 14-F — changing the definition of marriage | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Download a pdf file of the Amendment 14-F Vote Chart (will be updated often) In the remaining months of 2014 and into 2015,  presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Charles Durham celebrates retirement from First Presbyterian - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

Charles Durham celebrates retirement from First Presbyterian - Tuscaloosa News (subscription) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Charles Durham, the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will retire Sunday after serving the downtown Tuscaloosa church for 25 years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Going Green: A Matter of Faith for Ohio Churches - Public News Service

Going Green: A Matter of Faith for Ohio Churches - Public News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
COLUMBUS, Ohio - "Going green" is a matter of faith for some houses of worship in Ohio. They are implementing measures that save money and help the environment.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - November 21 - Religion Press Release Services

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - November 21 - Religion Press Release Services | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1812 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on November 21 (check local listings).  Pope Francis to Visit Turkey –  On November 28-30, Pope Francis will visit predominantly Muslim Turkey, once the center of ancient Christianity. …
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Merri Alexander takes role of senior director for strategic partnership development for Montreat

Merri Alexander takes role of senior director for strategic partnership development for Montreat | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Merri Alexander takes role of senior director for strategic partnership development for Montreat
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Presbyterians against divestment take out full-page NYT ad

Presbyterians against divestment take out full-page NYT ad | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The ad called on fellow Presbyterians to reclaim the church’s role as a “repairer of the breach” among Christians, Muslims and Jews and reaffirm the church’s commitment to a two-state solution.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Rebuilding the house—students with disabilities — Presbyterians Today Magazine

Rebuilding the house—students with disabilities — Presbyterians Today Magazine | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Rebuilding the house—students with disabilities
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Presbyterian Association of Musicians launches internship program for aspiring church musicians

Presbyterian Association of Musicians launches internship program for aspiring church musicians | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Presbyterian Association of Musicians launches internship program for aspiring church musicians
more...
No comment yet.