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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Video: Baseball and Religion

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Video: Baseball and Religion | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
New York University president John Sexton, former law school dean and distinguished legal scholar, has written a most unusual book: “Baseball as a Road to God.”
Video courtesy Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
Watch Baseball and Religion on PBS.
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This Week in God, 9.20.14

This Week in God, 9.20.14 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The U.S. Air Force this week, facing a lawsuit threat, made its "So help me God" oath optional. The religious right doesn't seem to be taking the news well.
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How congregations can run a voter registration drives: From our friends at the UCC - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Washington Office | Facebook

From our friends at the UCC - a great opportunity to learn how to run a voter registration campaign (which churches are allowed to do) (From our friends at the UCC - a great opportunity to learn how to run a voter registration campaign (which...
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Charlotte's Covenant Presbyterian seizes role in peace effort - Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's Covenant Presbyterian seizes role in peace effort - Charlotte Observer | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Charlotte's Covenant Presbyterian seizes role in peace effort
Charlotte Observer
Covenant Presbyterian's Holy Lands Peace Seeking ministry has worked for several years to build relationships and ministries with Israelis and Palestinians.
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Yale chaplain’s resignation reflects larger mainline tensions over Israel

Yale chaplain’s resignation reflects larger mainline tensions over Israel | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, resigned last week after he wrote a controversial New York Times letter.
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Jim Wallis: America and “Oil Economy” Created ISIS

Jim Wallis: America and “Oil Economy” Created ISIS | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners CEO and a White House spiritual adviser, appeared on The Bill Press Show Monday morning to discuss the crisis in the Middle East over the Islamist State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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Giving Peace a Chance: GA Moderator Rada Joins Boulder Interfaith Peace Walk

Giving Peace a Chance: GA Moderator Rada Joins Boulder Interfaith Peace Walk | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
BOULDER, COLORADO (PNS) So, an iman, a rabbi, and a Presbyterian minister met in a parking lot… To be precise, they met on the afternoon of Sept.
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What Happens When Boomer Pastors Retire?

What Happens When Boomer Pastors Retire? | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In an earlier article this year, I focused on the implications of Boomer retirements on congregations across America. The article took a high level look at how churches will be impacted with a large number of members in retirement.
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Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground

Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
People with consistently conservative political values are particularly likely to say it is important to teach children religious faith, while those with consistently liberal values stand out for the priority they give to teaching tolerance.
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In McAllen, Texas, faith groups responded, while Washington dithered (COMMENTARY)

In McAllen, Texas, faith groups responded, while Washington dithered (COMMENTARY) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) Nowhere was religious leadership more apparent than in McAllen, Texas, where churches and local government forged an effective and compassionate response to the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
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Malta'd Burke? * Bamboo Curtain * Christian Spanking: Wednesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Malta'd Burke? * Bamboo Curtain * Christian Spanking: Wednesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Word is that the top US conservative in the Vatican is set for a fall 9with a soft landing), while Pope Francis invites the Chinese president to visit. Christian tattoos? Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf, is back, and so is Phil Robertson, oy vey.
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Steven Salyards: Decision In Scotland | The GA Junkie

Steven Salyards:  Decision In Scotland | The GA Junkie | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

In just a few hours the citizens of Scotland will go to the polls to answer the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” According to the most recent polls “No” still leads, but by a statistically insignificant 4 percentage points while “Yes” has been rising rapidly in the last couple of weeks. So in a decision that is too close to call we will have to wait until 6 AM Friday in Scotland to know the results.

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Preparations for Weekend of Theology, Advocacy and Worship Ignite Hudson River Presbytery

Preparations for Weekend of Theology, Advocacy and Worship Ignite Hudson River Presbytery | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
September 16, 2014 by Noelle Damico Scarborough – September 27-­‐28th, Hudson River Presbytery will be hosting a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” Presbyterians throughout the...
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Steve Salyards: A Property Settlement In Texas | The GA Junkie

Steve Salyards:  A Property Settlement In Texas | The GA Junkie | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

While I accept and respect that statement, for those of us that have been through this we know there are also plenty of practical reasons to settle. In particular it allows the church to put the case behind them and move on. It is also a matter of counting the cost: What are the chances of prevailing in the courts a couple of years from now versus what can we settle for now.


In the end each side seems to have gotten an important result. The church has gotten their dismissal with property from the PC(USA) and in the $7.8 million payment the presbytery – and by extension the denomination – has gotten a tacit acknowledgement of the trust clause.

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A good foundation

A good foundation | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
A good foundation (A good foundation: Stony Point, Ghost Ranch positioned to grow, consultants say - http://t.co/VimYGG91zq)
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We Need a New Way to Credential Pastors - ChristianityToday.com

We Need a New Way to Credential Pastors - ChristianityToday.com | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
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We Need a New Way to Credential Pastors
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The normal track for credentialing pastors includes college, seminary, and an ordination council. But what about ...
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Carmen sees America’s culture war shifting to a fight for religious liberty

Carmen sees America’s culture war shifting to a fight for religious liberty | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
By David M. Drucker, Senior Political Correspondent, The Washington Examiner David Drucker interviews Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of The Presbyterian Lay Committee. Editor’s note: Drucker incorrectly identifies the Presbyterian...
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Book on pastoral succession: 'All pastors are interim pastors' - Religion News Service

Book on pastoral succession: 'All pastors are interim pastors' - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) For congregations that haven’t thought about who will succeed their current pastor, the authors of the new book “Next: Pastoral Succession That Works” have words of warning: Be prepared.
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Breaking news: Presbyterian Outlook interim consulting editor announced - The Presbyterian Outlook

Breaking news: Presbyterian Outlook interim consulting editor announced - The Presbyterian Outlook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Dear Outlook Friend, On behalf of the Presbyterian Outlook Foundation Board of Directors I am pleased to share the news with you that the Rev. Dr. John Wimberly has accepted our call and been contracted with to serve as our interim consulting editor.  In a note below, John will share his own thoughts with you. We are in a true partnership with you, our readers and subscribers.  In this period of transition we have felt your support and are hearing your ideas.  Please keep both coming our way!  O
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - September 19 - Religion Press Release Services

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings - September 19 - Religion Press Release Services | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Religion & Ethics NewsWeeklyis a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit www.pbs.org/religionandethics for additional information. Show #1803 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on September 19 (check local listings). Identifying Missing Immigrants -The Arizona desert is so brutal it can take the lives of some would-be immigrants. As David Tereschuk reports, that can […]
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Un-Gala in Celebration of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Un-Gala in Celebration of Anne Barstow and Tom Driver | Presbyterian Peace Fellowship | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the #Colombia Accompaniment Program with us on Oct 18: http://t.co/bxauCjKZqM
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Presbyterian Mission Agency Board kicks off meeting with optimism, reconciliation directive

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board kicks off meeting with optimism, reconciliation directive | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE – With the hit song “Happy” serving as the soundtrack for one of the videos played, an upbeat, optimistic attitude about the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) permeated the presentations at the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board...
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Presbyterians March for Climate Justice

Presbyterians March for Climate Justice | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
This Sunday, Sept. 21, Presbyterians will be gathering in New York City with activists and other people of faith to join the People’s Climate March, which is leading up to high-level United Nations climate negotiations next week.
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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Giving Peace a Chance

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Giving Peace a Chance | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Giving Peace a Chance (@PCUSA Vick Mykles reports on GA Moderator Heath Rada's participation in an interfaith peace walk in Colorado: http://t.co/YEkze0Zqep.)...
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TimesWarp: What's left in Gaza? Don't Ask. Don't Tell.

A reader could spend a good deal of time scrutinizing this map and never learn that the Israeli attack on Gaza:


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Visit Israel-Palestine with Kate and PC(USA) World Mission!

Visit Israel-Palestine with Kate and PC(USA) World Mission! | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Come and See: Responding to the Call for Partnership, A PC(USA) World Mission Trip to Israel-Palestine; April 13-24, 2015; Cost: $2500 plus airfare (all other expenses included); Application deadline: November 1, 2014 (Visit Israel-Palestine with...
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