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Friday's Religion News Roundup: Franciscan style * Girls Football * Dirty Wars - Religion News Service

Friday's Religion News Roundup: Franciscan style * Girls Football * Dirty Wars - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The pope settles up his hotel tab, Cardinal Dolan's mother thinks he should smile more, and a megachurch pastor tells a minor that Jesus wanted them to get a motel room.
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Billionaire news * Cross wars * Foot washing: Wednesday’s Roundup

Billionaire news * Cross wars * Foot washing: Wednesday’s Roundup | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Two billionaires try reshape the world in their image. The Justice Department will defend a controversial cross. Expect the unexpected at papal foot washing tomorrow.
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COMMENTARY: CIA torture report ought to disturb all our consciences

COMMENTARY: CIA torture report ought to disturb all our consciences | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) We can hope and pray that God forgives us for what our government has done in our name. We can also act to ensure that torture never happens again.
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Life at beginning and end — a topic in Detroit - The Layman Online

Life at beginning and end — a topic in Detroit - The Layman Online | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
By Presbyterians Pro-Life Human life is shaping up to be the dominant topic in the Social Justice Issues Committee of the coming General Assembly of the PCUSA(Presbyterian Church... (Life at beginning and end — a topic in Detroit.
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Changing Landscape, Changing Leadership

Changing Landscape, Changing Leadership | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Changing Landscape, Changing Leadership (Changing Landscape, Changing Leadership http://t.co/874to5HD9f Korean Emerging Ministries (Presbyterian Mission Agency))...
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Odinism 101 * Gefilte fish shortage * Blood moon : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Odinism 101 * Gefilte fish shortage * Blood moon : Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) It's Passover, which means you may be eating too much matzo but not enough gefilte fish (is there such a thing?). Unless you follow Odinism. Or were raptured in last night's blood moon. All that and more in today's Roundup.
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Catholic And Protestant Churches Come To Major Agreement

Catholic And Protestant Churches Come To Major Agreement | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In a monumental occasion for ecumenical relations, the U.S. Roman Catholic church and a group of Protestant denominations plan to sign a document on Tuesday evening to formally agree to recognize each other's baptisms. Catholic leaders will join representatives from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Christian Reformed Church in North America, Reformed Church in America and United Church of Christ at the ceremony in Austin, Texas, to sign the agreement, which is called the "Common Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Baptism."
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Jewish Centers Shooting * Passover * Easter Prep: Monday's news roundup - Religion News Service

Jewish Centers Shooting * Passover * Easter Prep: Monday's news roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Three people were left dead on Sunday after a shooting. Plus, Passover begins today. And President Obama is hosting an Easter prayer breakfast with religious leaders.
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Skelley, Marion Hazel - Lincoln Journal Star

Skelley, Marion Hazel - Lincoln Journal Star | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Skelley, Marion Hazel
Lincoln Journal Star
Marion served as church secretary, and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. She was very active in Presbyterian Women, and attended national meetings representing the local church.
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The World Vision same-sex marriage wars of 2014

The World Vision same-sex marriage wars of 2014 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
When church historians review the 2014 World Vision wars over gay marriage, they will ponder several puzzling statements by the man caught in the crossfire. “We do know this is an emotional issue in the American church,” said World Vision U.S.
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He doesn't just listen to the Sunday sermon; he draws it - Religion News Service

He doesn't just listen to the Sunday sermon; he draws it - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS (RNS) as soon as the sermon starts, Hendrix sets himself apart, whipping out his sketchbook and pens to draw the pastor’s sermon.
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Palm Sunday La Mesa April 17, 2011 - La Mesa Presbyterian Church | Facebook

La Mesa Presbyterian Church posted this video on 2011-04-17. 6 likes. 6 comments. 0 shares.
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General Assembly 221 Resources

General Assembly 221 Resources | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
With only two months until the 221st PC(USA) General Assembly in Detroit, here is an incomplete list of online resources for those interested in all things GA. Please submit comments or any other useful resource links that may have been omitted.
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Pew Research: On Equal Pay Day, everything you need to know about the gender pay gap

Pew Research:  On Equal Pay Day, everything you need to know about the gender pay gap | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Today marks “Equal Pay Day,” the date that symbolizes how far into the new year the average woman would have to work to earn what the average man did in the previous year.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – April 18

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – April 18 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
“Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1733 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on April 18 (check local listings).”
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New Moderator Designate Of The Church Of Scotland 2014 General Assembly

New Moderator Designate Of The Church Of Scotland 2014 General Assembly | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
This post needs to be prefaced with the reminder that the Rev. Dr. Angus Morrison, who was chosen as the Moderator Designate last November, was forced to withdraw about a month ago due to health problems.
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Regarding Ruling Elders: Financial Responsibilities

Regarding Ruling Elders: Financial Responsibilities | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Regarding Ruling Elders: Financial Responsibilities (Regarding Ruling Elders: Financial Responsibilities http://t.co/aNuMhxgALJ Ruling Elders (Office of the General Assembly))...
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Highland Park Presbyterian Church sues for control of its $30 million property - CultureMap Dallas

Highland Park Presbyterian Church sues for control of its $30 million property - CultureMap Dallas | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
CultureMap Dallas Highland Park Presbyterian Church sues for control of its $30 million property CultureMap Dallas The Presbyterian Church (USA) believes it should retain ownership of HPPC's church property, but that isn't sitting well with...
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PC(USA) sends condolences, prayers to victims of shootings outside Jewish facilities

PC(USA) sends condolences, prayers to victims of shootings outside Jewish facilities | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
PC(USA) sends condolences, prayers to victims of shootings outside Jewish facilities (RT @PresbyterianCPJ: #PCUSA sends condolences, prayers to victims of shootings outside #Jewish facilities http://t.co/zfpDA6k0Vy)...
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Worship Times Partners with the PC(USA)

Worship Times Partners with the PC(USA) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Worship Times partners with the Presbyterian Mission Agency to create affordable website for new worshiping communities. (Exciting news!
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Social media Sunday

Social media Sunday | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Social media Sunday (@WinnetkaPres Church in Illinois is bringing religion into the 21st Century with #socialmedia Sundays. http://t.co/yTQtt09LzJ)
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Scott Thumma: Further Conversation on Sociology and Slow Church. - Patheos (blog)

Scott Thumma: Further Conversation on Sociology and Slow Church. - Patheos (blog) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Scott Thumma: Further Conversation on Sociology and Slow Church.
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Swartz, Jeanette Marjorie - Herald & Review

Swartz, Jeanette Marjorie - Herald & Review | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Swartz, Jeanette Marjorie
Herald & Review
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Decatur for 86 years where she served as an Elder, Deacon, and Parish Visitor.
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Staying in the Presbyterian Church (USA) – Brian Marsh

Staying in the Presbyterian Church (USA) – Brian Marsh | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In light of the various narratives about why people are leaving or should leave the Presbyterian Church (USA), I recently posed the question, Why do you choose to stay in the Presbyterian Church (USA)?
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Avivah Zornberg — The Transformation of Pharaoh, Moses, and God -- On Being, with Krista Tippett

Avivah Zornberg — The Transformation of Pharaoh, Moses, and God -- On Being, with Krista Tippett | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

With a master of midrash as our guide, we walk through the Exodus story at the heart of Passover. It's not the simple narrative you've watched at the movies or learned in Sunday school. Neither Moses or Pharaoh, nor the oppressed Israelites or even God, are as they seem. As Avivah Zornberg reveals, Exodus is a cargo of hidden stories — telling the messy, strange, redemptive truth of us as we are, and life as it is.

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This Week in God, 4.12.14

This Week in God, 4.12.14 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A group of folks who say the Bible puts the Earth is at the center of the universe are releasing a "documentary." It's problematic in more ways than one.
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