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Friday’s Religion News Roundup: Fugee out * Madonna a Methodist? * Pop Quiz - Religion News Service

Friday’s Religion News Roundup: Fugee out * Madonna a Methodist? * Pop Quiz - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Father Fugee is out, Archbishop Myers is still in. Why is the Christian faith of Jason Collins overlooked and Tim Tebow's overhyped? Bonus question: can you define 'schismogenesis'? Answer below.
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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?
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Unauthorized actions: Memorandum from executive leaders of thirteen presbyteries

Unauthorized actions: Memorandum from executive leaders of thirteen presbyteries | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Date: November 13, 2014 To: The Rev. Marilyn Gamm, Chair, Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Cc: Linda Valentine, Executive Director From: Executive Leaders of Thirteen Presbyteries* Subject: Unauthorized Actions As executive leaders of thirteen...
Jim Collie's insight:

Executive Director Valentine's notice to the PMA October 8, 2014

http://www.pcusa.org/site_media/media/uploads/presbyterian_mission_agency/pdf/audit_committee_minutes-papers_2014-2015/report_of_the_executive_director_10082014.pdf


several Audit Committee Minutes were posted October 10, 2014, the minutes dated August 13, relate to this issue.

http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/about/pma-board-meeting-papers-oct-2014/


Program Agency news release "Lessons Learned" October 31 (withdrawn)

(does anyone have a copy of this original release I could post here?)


 Program Agency news release "Lessons Learned" November 4 (revised from Oct 31)

http://www.pcusa.org/news/2014/11/7/lessons-learned/


Presbyterian Outlook "Investigation finds four PC(USA) employees committed ethics violations" November 8

http://pres-outlook.org/2014/11/investigation-finds-four-pcusa-employees-committed-ethics-violations/


Presbytery Executives Send Letter to PMA, November 13, 2014

http://pres-outlook.org/2014/11/unauthorized-actions-memorandum-executive-leaders-thirteen-presbyteries/


Minutes of the PMA Executive Committee teleconference call to establish an independent investigation and suspend employees, November 15, 2014:

http://www.presbyterianmission.org/site_media/media/uploads/presbyterian_mission_agency/pmab-executive-committee-official-14nov14.pdf


PNS news release:  Nashville attorney hired to conduct independent investigation of ‘1001’ controversy - November 15, 2014

http://www.pcusa.org/news/2014/11/15/nashville-attorney-hired-conduct-independent-inves/?fb_ref=Default&fb_source=message 


Presbyterian Outlook article on investigation and the suspension of four employees - November 15, 2014

http://pres-outlook.org/2014/11/pcusa-employees-accused-ethics-violations-placed-administrative-leave/


PNS news release - Racial ethnic caucuses back independent investigation of unauthorized corporation November 19, 2014 https://www.pcusa.org/news/2014/11/19/racial-ethnic-caucuses-back-independent-investigat/



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Executive actions on immigration have long history

Executive actions on immigration have long history | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
When President Obama announces his long-awaited immigration plan tonight, he will both be following and departing from precedents set by his predecessors.
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Bethel Presbyterian

Bethel Presbyterian | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Even the grounds that surround Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover, South Carolina, bear witness to the story of God’s faithfulness.
“The neat thing,” said pastor John Gess “is that they tell the story in tangible ways.
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Lewisville First Presbyterian Church to celebrate 135 years

Lewisville First Presbyterian Church to celebrate 135 years | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
First Presbyterian Church of Lewis-ville, one of the oldest churches in Den-ton County, will celebrate its 135th anniversary on Sunday.
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We Bought A Church: Pittsfield Treasure A Sanctuary Once Again - WAMC

We Bought A Church: Pittsfield Treasure A Sanctuary Once Again - WAMC | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
In cities across the country, many churches sit dormant, falling into disrepair and losing their status as a central gathering place for the community. So
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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The Conspicuous Absence Of Biblical Values In The Immigration Debate | The American Jesus

The Conspicuous Absence Of Biblical Values In The Immigration Debate | The American Jesus | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

Last night President Obama announced a new approach to immigration in which the government will go after “felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mom who’s working hard to provide for her kids.” Today, my Facebook feed is predictably filling up with outrage. It’s the same sort Continue Reading

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Gifts of God: The Sacraments - Baptism: A Sign of Promise - YouTube

Gifts of God: The Sacraments, in two parts―Baptism: A Sign of Promise and Communion: A Feast of Grace, is made available through the five denominations of th...
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Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale Continues a 60-Year Tradition of Giving by Providing more than 700 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need - Moipon!

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The true spirit of giving and helping those in need will come alive on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale.
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Stewardship Warrenton Presbyterian Church 1080p - YouTube

Stewardship Warrenton Presbyterian Church 1080p: http://t.co/EZbLPu9SKB via @YouTube
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#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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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