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Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Video: Christmas gift giving

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Video: Christmas gift giving | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Kim Lawton looks at the ways some churches are urging their members to avoid consumerism and practice more meaningful Christmas gift giving.
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This Week in God, 10.18.14

This Week in God, 10.18.14 | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is convinced pastors may be literally imprisoned for opposing marriage equality. That's never going to happen.
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▶ from Stony Point | "Chris Hedges: The Culture of War" - YouTube

©2014 Leigha Cohen Video Production http://www.leighacohenvideo... https://www.youtube.com/use.. Chris Hedges spoke at the Stony Point Center Stony Point, NY...
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Preachers on the Web: "Plant" and "Leaving Eden"

Preachers on the Web: "Plant" and "Leaving Eden" | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Two short-form web series explore the lives of ministers and congregations.
I'm a child of the Internet age, but until recently I hadn't given much though to web series as a serious medium for video-based storytelling.
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Hope for restoration: Sanger group raises money to refurbish 112-year-old church - Denton Record Chronicle

Hope for restoration: Sanger group raises money to refurbish 112-year-old church - Denton Record Chronicle | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
SANGER — The Presbyterian Church of Sanger is a building out of time. Built in 1902, it’s weathered severe storms, several droughts and the gas drilling boom that has changed the surrounding landscape.
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PC(USA) OGA

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PC(USA) Office of the General Assembly, OGA
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iHOPE: Ebola & Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)

iHOPE: Ebola & Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
With all the attention on Ebola cases in the United States, it is easy to forget about the ongoing crisis in West Africa. Other than the ever-growing death toll, there isn't much coverage about what is going on in the...
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The Slow-Motion Shipwreck of Theological Education

The Slow-Motion Shipwreck of Theological Education | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Both the Apostle Paul and Jonah have been appearing recently in the daily office lectionary of the Episcopal Church. Both stories feature shipwrecks: the one Jonah averted by having himself tossed ...
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The Bible term most misused by Christians today: An interview with Scot McKnight - On Faith & Culture

The Bible term most misused by Christians today: An interview with Scot McKnight - On Faith & Culture | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The New Testament scholar is out to set the record straight on a critical term in the Christian vernacular. As McKnight says, "When all words mean the same thing, no words mean anything."
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Relatio post disceptationem for 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family - National Catholic Reporter

Relatio post disceptationem for 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family - National Catholic Reporter | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Catholic Herald Online Relatio post disceptationem for 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family National Catholic Reporter The source of joys and trials, of deep affections and relations -- at times wounded -- the family is truly a "school of humanity"...
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General Theological Seminary board offers terminated faculty employment negotiations

General Theological Seminary board offers terminated faculty employment negotiations | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) The board voted to keep the school's controversial dean.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - October 17 - Religion Press Release Services

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - October 17 - 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 #1807 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 17 (check local listings). The “T” in “LGBT” - As people who are transgender speak out increasingly about their lives and their needs, some churches and other …
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Giving back in return - Elona Street-Stewart to become first American Indian synod executive

Giving back in return - Elona Street-Stewart to become first American Indian synod executive | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

The Synod of Lakes and Prairies elected Elona Street-Stewart, its current associate for racial ethnic ministries and community empowerment, to be its next synod executive effective Jan. 1.


She will be the first Native American to serve as a synod executive in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


A ruling elder and a longtime staff member of the synod, she was elected when the synod met at the Mt. Olivet Conference and Retreat Center here Oct. 5-7.


Street-Stewart, who has served in her current position in the synod since 1994, said, “I am a woman of faith and I am grateful to serve wherever I am called.”

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Why Houston’s Pastor Subpoenas Have Nothing To Do With Religious Liberty

Why Houston’s Pastor Subpoenas Have Nothing To Do With Religious Liberty | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Despite all the bluster, subpoenaing pastors for their sermons does not necessarily infringe on their religious beliefs.
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Ministers sue * Ebola ban * 9/11 rebuilding: Monday's news roundup - Religion News Service

Ministers sue * Ebola ban * 9/11 rebuilding: Monday's news roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Ministers say they could face fines and jail for not conducting same-sex marriages. Experts say travel bans for Ebola would cut off the worst-hit countries. And the lone church destroyed on 9/11 will begin rebuilding.
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Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear -- On Being with Krista Tippett

Scott Atran — Hopes and Dreams in a World of Fear -- On Being with Krista Tippett | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
For over a decade, the French-American anthropologist Scott Atran has been exploring the human dynamics of what we analyze as “breeding grounds for terrorism”...
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Mattituck Presbyterian Church making plans for 300th anniversary - Suffolk Times

Mattituck Presbyterian Church making plans for 300th anniversary - Suffolk Times | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Mattituck Presbyterian Church recently unveiled the official logo designed to commemorate the its 300th anniversary in 2015.
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Presbyterian Church to present Kirkin o' the Tartan - Red Bluff Daily News

Presbyterian Church to present Kirkin o' the Tartan - Red Bluff Daily News | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The Jefferson Pipe Band bagpipers and drummers and the choir of the Presbyterian Church of Red Bluff will present the Kirkin o' the Tartan ceremony at 11 a.
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Leslie Scanlon: Three Presbyterians arrested in Ferguson for civil disobedience - The Presbyterian Outlook

Leslie Scanlon:  Three Presbyterians arrested in Ferguson for civil disobedience - The Presbyterian Outlook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Three Presbyterians arrested as part of civil disobedience this week in Ferguson, Missouri, say they stepped forward because of systemic racial injustice against people of color – and their belief that people of faith need to stand alongside the young blacks who have been protesting for more than two months now in Ferguson. “There is a new generation of leadership arising on the streets of Ferguson,” said Shannon Craigo-Snell, a professor of theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Semina
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Churches Go Green by Shedding Fossil Fuel Holdings - New York Times

Churches Go Green by Shedding Fossil Fuel Holdings - New York Times | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The sums can be modest, but religious organizations can lend a powerful moral sway to the movement to divest.
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What is the SOA? | SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas

What is the SOA? | SOA Watch: Close the School of the Americas | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works through creative protest and resistance, legislative and media work to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, to close the SOA/WHINSEC and to change...
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Report due * Hillsong's pass * Maher's generalizations: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Report due * Hillsong's pass * Maher's generalizations: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Catholics are anticipating “the report,” due Saturday. Hillsong pastor takes a pass. Bill Maher defends making generalizations.
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J. Herbert Nelson's Response to Killings of African American Boys and Men

J. Herbert Nelson's Response to Killings of African American Boys and Men | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
J. Herbert Nelson's Response to Killings of African American Boys and Men
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Houston mayor backs away from demand that pastors turn over their sermons on ... - Lifesite

Houston mayor backs away from demand that pastors turn over their sermons on ... - Lifesite | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
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