THINKING PRESBYTE...
Follow
Find
12.6K views | +2 today
Scoop.it!

Monday's Religion News Roundup: Evil Jews? * Catholic reform * God as therapist - Religion News Service

Monday's Religion News Roundup: Evil Jews? * Catholic reform * God as therapist - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Tenth graders in Albany were asked to write a persuasive argument to a fictitious Nazi government official arguing that "Jews are evil." Pope Francis offers a new church narrative of outreach to those in need.
more...
No comment yet.
THINKING PRESBYTERIAN
with eyes wide open...a reading list for Presbyterians & more...
Curated by Jim Collie
Your new post is loading...
Scoop.it!

This Week in God, 7.12.14

This Week in God, 7.12.14 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
After the recent Supreme Court ruling, many may have been tempted to go to Hobby Lobby stores and hand out contraception. In Illinois, some actually did it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

General Assembly offering yields $13,500 for ministries in Detroit, around the world - The Presbyterian Outlook

General Assembly offering yields $13,500 for ministries in Detroit, around the world - The Presbyterian Outlook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE (PNS)  Worshipers at the 221st General Assembly’s opening worship last month in Detroit gave more than $13,500 to ministries both local and global. Selected by the Rev.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

PCA Stated Clerk Issues Report on 42nd GA

PCA Stated Clerk Issues Report on 42nd GA | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Dr. L. Roy Taylor, stated clerk of the PCA, has issued his report, “Actions of the 42nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America. The report opens by informing readers, “The 42nd General Assembly of the PCA met in …
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Stated Clerk Asks President to Honor Protections Afforded to Children

Stated Clerk Asks President to Honor Protections Afforded to Children | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Stated Clerk Asks President to Honor Protections Afforded to Children (Stated Clerk Asks President to Honor Protections Afforded to Children http://t.co/8FoUEWRay5 Office of the General Assembly)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Response to Unaccompanied Children Crisis

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Response to Unaccompanied Children Crisis | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Response to Unaccompanied Children Crisis
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Bill Tammeus: Explaining 'honor killings'

Bill Tammeus:  Explaining 'honor killings' | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago here on the blog, I shared with you a piece about the Jain religion written by my boyhood friend from India, Justice Markandey Katju. Markandey identifies as an atheist but he is marinated in deep...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Janet Edwards: Reflections on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly & How Gracious Debate Can Lead to Action

Janet Edwards:  Reflections on the Presbyterian Church  (U.S.A.) General Assembly & How Gracious Debate Can Lead to Action | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
At the 221st Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) General Assembly, something wondrous happened. We passed historic measures to recognize the love and commitment of all couples and to make sure that ministers can provide pastoral care around marriage to all couples in their congregations. This was an important milestone for our church, and a humbling one in my own faith journey.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Gaza airstrikes * Papal allegiance * Transgender first: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Gaza airstrikes * Papal allegiance * Transgender first: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Religious extremists in Israel are becoming more brazen. Sunday's World Cup final is a battle of papal allegiance. Calvary Baptist Church in Washington ordains a transgender pastor.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Investing In Peace: Israel, Palestine and the Presbyterian Church. - The Raven Foundation

Investing In Peace: Israel, Palestine and the Presbyterian Church. - The Raven Foundation | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

And while I support the PCUSA for giving prophetic critique as a difficult but necessary step toward reconciliation, I also acknowledge the need for American Christians in particular (with our sordid history of imperialism intermingled with Christian triumphalism) to hear the critiques of our Jewish and Palestinian (Muslim and Christian) siblings. May we ever be willing to seek the truth and both speak and hear it in love, that we may rid our hearts and souls of rivalry, bless one another, and be the family we were created to be, reflecting the divine image of our God.

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

Assembly in Brief - 221 General Assembly (2014)

Assembly in Brief - 221 General Assembly (2014) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Assembly in Brief - 221 General Assembly (2014) (RT @presby_today: Miss any of the #ga221 happenings?
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Mark Silk: Does Hobby Lobby mean you can discriminate against gays? - Spiritual Politics

Mark Silk:  Does Hobby Lobby mean you can discriminate against gays? - Spiritual Politics | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision (and its granting of injunctive relief to Wheaton College), various faith-based organizations (FBOs) are stepping up to ask to be exempted from President Obama's impending executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gays and lesbians. I don't think they'll get it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Pope Face Off * Women Bishops * Monitored Muslims : Thursday's news roundup - Religion News Service

Pope Face Off * Women Bishops * Monitored Muslims : Thursday's news roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
It'll be Pope Francis v. Benedict XVI on Sunday. The archbishop of Canterbury plans to push through women bishops legislation. And a report suggests the NSA monitored prominent American Muslims.
Jim Collie's insight:

+++++++++


from the curator:   There are almost two years worth of searchable materials on THINKING PRESBYTERIAN. We collect news from and about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - and issues it is concerned about. The odd shaped funnel like symbol in the upper right hand of the page opens a search function which will take you pretty quickly to articles collected here about your subject. Drop me a note if you have questions.


~ Jim

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

Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine — World Council of Churches

Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine — World Council of Churches | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Religious leaders petition Congress to support immigrant children

Religious leaders petition Congress to support immigrant children | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) At a teleconference Thursday (July 10), faith leaders asked Congress for emergency funds to help children who have entered the United States without lawful immigration papers and without a parent or guardian.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

World Council of Churches 'to divest from fossil fuels' - Energy Live News

World Council of Churches 'to divest from fossil fuels' - Energy Live News | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Energy Live News
World Council of Churches 'to divest from fossil fuels'
Energy Live News
More than 300 churches, including the Church of England, have reportedly decided to pull their investments out of fossil fuel companies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Weh-owned company transports immigrants

Weh-owned company transports immigrants | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Allen Weh's air transport company stands to gain from President Barack Obama's proposal for $3.7 billion to deal with a surge of Central American immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, the Los…
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

How A Broad Faith-Based Movement Is Coming Together To Aid Unaccompanied Children On The Border

How A Broad Faith-Based Movement Is Coming Together To Aid Unaccompanied Children On The Border | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

The prominence of faith communities in this crisis may come as a surprise to some, but their involvement is consistent with a lengthy history of faith-based advocacy on behalf immigrants — particularly those struggling to remove themselves from communities blighted by war and poverty. When thousands of Central Americans fled to the United States in the 1980s to escape the violence ravaging their home countries, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Unitarian Universalist churches along the U.S.-Mexico border opened their doors, offering the refugees legal aid and housing in direct defiance of federal law. The Underground Railroad-style effort came to be known as the “Sanctuary Movement,” and — since federal officials were wary of pitting themselves against the faith community — it eventually established religious groups as the first line of defense for immigrants, a tradition that continues to this day.

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

Michelle Muniz: Reflecting after General Assembly - from YAD to YAV

Michelle Muniz:  Reflecting after General Assembly - from YAD to YAV | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
I would never have imagined in 2008, when I went to the PCUSA General Assembly as a Youth Advisory Delegate (YAD), that I would be going back in 2014 as a YAV (Young Adult Volunteer).
My perspective...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

On Being with Krista Tippett: MAYA ANGELOU, ELIZABETH ALEXANDER, & ARNOLD RAMPERSAD — W.E.B. DU BOIS & THE AMERICAN SOUL - July 10, 201

One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. But his passionate, poetic words speak to all of us navigating the ever-unfolding, unfinished business of civil rights. We bring Du Bois' life and ideas into relief for the 21st century — featuring one of the last interviews the great Maya Angelou gave before her death.
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Presbyterian Church adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide Centennial - Public Radio of Armenia

Presbyterian Church adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide Centennial - Public Radio of Armenia | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Public Radio of Armenia Presbyterian Church adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide Centennial Public Radio of Armenia It originated in the local presbyteries of Los Ranchos (Anaheim, Calif.), Chicago, and Palisades (New Jersey), and was sent on to...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

The Presbyterian Church's All-American Divestment from the Israeli Occupation | Boston Review

The Presbyterian Church's All-American Divestment from the Israeli Occupation | Boston Review | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

However, in public discourse, the Church's move is blurred: their action against American companies is portrayed as an action against Israel. This serves the interests of two radically different groups. If the Church’s divestment is falsely deemed as “anti-Israel” or “Israel divestment,” both Israel hardliners (who oppose the act), and the international BDS movement (who support the act) can use it as springboard for their own rhetoric.


For Israel hardliners, branding the act as "anti-Israel" serves as a diversion, shifting the topic away from the content of the accusations against the Israeli occupation. While the Church has repeatedly asserted Israel's right to exist, and called on Palestinian leadership to do the same, the act was predictably labeled “anti-Semitic”, and an AJC representative claimed it "empowered those within the denomination who are driven by hatred of Israel.”

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

Presbyterians’ Procedural Problems | Joseph D. Small | First Things

Presbyterians’ Procedural Problems | Joseph D. Small | First Things | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Big votes show what’s wrong with our decision-making
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Editorial: PRC hopefuls should show proof of their qualifications

Editorial: PRC hopefuls should show proof of their qualifications | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The details are not too much to ask for.Especially if a New Mexican wants to serve on ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

An Exciting Church Meeting…Who Knew?

An Exciting Church Meeting…Who Knew? | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Recently I attended the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Detroit. You’d think I’d get enough of church meetings back home, but it was so interesting to watch how another deno...
more...
No comment yet.
Scoop.it!

Joy, sorrow, pain held together in Presbyterian identity

Joy, sorrow, pain held together in Presbyterian identity | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Erin Cox-Holmes, executive presbyter at Donegal since 2010, had been praying too — about Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.  The 900-member congregation was in the midst of a “tangled split.”


After failing to get the required 75 percent super majority vote to leave the denomination, the pastors, most of the church staff and session, and around 250 members had left to form an Evangelical Presbyterian Church congregation down the street.

more...
No comment yet.