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Vox Dei, RIP * Gay Panic * Graham (hearts) Putin: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Vox Dei, RIP * Gay Panic * Graham (hearts) Putin: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Franklin Graham thinks Putin's anti-gay stand gives Russia a moral leg up on the U.S. Gay activists upset over Ezra Klein hiring gay Liberty U grad who's not too gay-friendly. Confused? There's also Tolkien on sex, and the "voice of God" has died.
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Pope a Cafeteria Catholic * D'Souza a Star * Usher Code: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Pope a Cafeteria Catholic * D'Souza a Star * Usher Code: Friday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Also: "Fifty Shades of Church." A Catholic media war brewing? Solomon's Temple in Sao Paulo. And a New York Times reporter tweets about "ruthlessly" crushing anti-LGBT sentiment. It's fatwas everywhere these days
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We are changing our logo at the top of this site to stand with those showing solidarity for Christians being persecuted in Mosul#WeAreN, and


Welcome! 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.



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Participating in the dance of life

Participating in the dance of life | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Participating in the dance of life
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Presbyterian pastor and his daughter write novel about their experiences with international adoption

Presbyterian pastor and his daughter write novel about their experiences with international adoption | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Presbyterian pastor and his daughter write novel about their experiences with international adoption
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Grace Presbyterian granted dismissal from New Covenant Presbytery - The Layman Online

Grace Presbyterian granted dismissal from New Covenant Presbytery - The Layman Online | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
One of the larger congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA) has been dismissed from the denomination and will be voting to call a new pastor in less than...
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Synods to restructure, not disappear - The Presbyterian Outlook

Synods to restructure, not disappear - The Presbyterian Outlook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The number of synods across the denomination will be cut from 16 to between 10 and 12. The 221st General Assembly rejected a minority report and a substitute recommendation, opting to approve the recommendation of the Mid Councils Committee that will require the restructure to be enacted and reported by the 2016 General Assembly. The Mid Councils Committee was the last standing committee — the last to wrap up its work — at this year’s assembly in Detroit. Most of its work and conversation revolved around the Mid Council Commission II (MC2) report. As the moderator moved the motion, an …
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Urgent Gaza Appeal: For Lasting Peace in Israel-Palestine, We Must Address the Root Causes of Violence

Urgent Gaza Appeal: For Lasting Peace in Israel-Palestine, We Must Address the Root Causes of Violence | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
As the ground assault in Gaza continues, The Presbyerian Church (U.S.A.) joins ecumenical and interfaith partners calling for an immediate ceasefire to all violence.
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Higher Calling, Lower Wages: The Vanishing of the Middle-Class Clergy

Higher Calling, Lower Wages: The Vanishing of the Middle-Class Clergy | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
As full-time pastors become a thing of the past, more and more seminary grads are taking on secular jobs to supplement their incomes. 
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▶ 2015 Call to the Gathering - YouTube

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A PC(USA) Digital Project · PC(USA) Sexuality Votes: A Visualization Project

A PC(USA) Digital Project · PC(USA) Sexuality Votes: A Visualization Project | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Visualizing PC(USA) Votes, a project tracking some of the sexuality-related votes to change the "Book of Order" from 1996 to present (A PC(USA) Digital Project · PC(USA) Sexuality Votes: A Visualization Project
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Churches call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza - Anglicannews

Churches call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza - Anglicannews | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Churches call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza
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[WCC] Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev.
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Solidarity sign * Humanist soldiers * Fact and fiction: Wednesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Solidarity sign * Humanist soldiers * Fact and fiction: Wednesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Christians adopt the Arabic letter 'N' in solidarity with their co-religionists expelled from Mosul. Humanists want an Army chaplain to call their own. Fact and fiction.
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Statement issued by PC(USA) denouncing attacks in Mosul

Statement issued by PC(USA) denouncing attacks in Mosul | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

It is with great sadness and deep concern that we join our voice with the voice of the church in Iraq to cry out against the terrible attack being waged against Christians, Shiite Muslims, and other religious minorities in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul. We condemn all actions seeking to discriminate between indigenous residents and citizens of Iraq based on religion or sect, and actions that threaten the safety and human dignity of innocents seeking to live out their Christian or Muslim faith in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the region.


We denounce the fear and hate-based tactics of Islamic extremists being used to force Christians to convert to a particular expression of Islam, pay an unspecified tax (jizya) for their safety, leave with only the clothes on their backs, or stay and be killed.

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Action and Engagement: Israel and Palestine - a resource page on the actions of the 221 General Assembly (2014) from PC(USA) OGA

Action and Engagement:  Israel and Palestine - a resource page on the actions of the 221 General Assembly (2014) from PC(USA) OGA | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

"We pray no one else,

not a single Israeli or Palestinian

will die in this struggle."

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If we can have just war, why not just terrorism?

If we can have just war, why not just terrorism? | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Giles Fraser: Loose canon: I was criticised for suggesting there could be a moral right of resistance to oppression but Christianity has thought a great deal about the idea of just resistance
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COMMENTARY: Scapegoats along the border

COMMENTARY: Scapegoats along the border | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) It isn't Mexican immigrants who caused sea changes in the American workplace. It wasn't Hondurans or Guatemalans who sucked the life out of American communities.
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Wilton Presbyterian Church Now Officiating Gay Marriages (Officially)

Wilton Presbyterian Church Now Officiating Gay Marriages (Officially) | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it

The Presbyterian Church took a huge step in a June, voting to allow its pastors to officiate same-sex marriages in states where gay marriage is legal. Connecticut is one such state.


So now Rev. Shannon White of Wilton Presbyterian is free to perform gay marriages without fear of losing her ordination. White has never been afraid, however, citing that she's always had the full support of her congregation. 

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The Road to Detroit

The Road to Detroit | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Issues of Social Justice Before the 221st General Assembly Introduction: When You Have a Dog in the Fight: Reflections on an Ethical Dilemma, Gene TeSelle Why in the World Are Presbyterians Taking a Stand on Drones When Nobody Cares and … Continue...
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At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras

At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
The number of unaccompanied girls from three Central American countries caught at the Southwest border, particularly those ages 13 to 17, has increased more rapidly this year than the number of boys.
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U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Across the theological spectrum, clergy are urging Americans to welcome the child migrants arriving from Central America, and many are providing services for them.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - July 25 - Religion Press Release Services

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly - July 25 - 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 #1747 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on July 25 (check local listings).   Latino Converts to Islam - As Muslims around the world prepare to end their month-long Ramadan fasting, Managing Editor Kim Lawton looks at one of the fastest-growing segments of the […]
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What iReallyi Happened at the 2014 PCUSA General Assembly

What iReallyi Happened at the 2014 PCUSA General Assembly | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
What Really Happened at the 2014 PC(USA) General Assembly? Internet Download - Eva Stimson : TheThoughtfulChristian.com (RT @TTC_Thoughts: What really happened at the 2014 @Presbyga ?
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General Assembly: Looking Back (poem) - The Presbyterian Outlook

General Assembly: Looking Back (poem) - The Presbyterian Outlook | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
John Calvin would be lost here. John Knox would be hard put to find a place to rest his shaggy head, and even Eugene Carson Blake might be a bit bewildered by the way things have developed in this mean time.
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Elder evangelism * Philadelphia 11 * Holy 6-pack! : Thursday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Elder evangelism * Philadelphia 11 * Holy 6-pack! : Thursday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
(RNS) Trolling for souls in God's waiting room. Insult to injury in another botched execution. Pope Francis' evangelical BFFs. All that and more in today's Roundup.
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We are changing our logo at the top of this site to stand with those showing solidarity for Christians being persecuted in Mosul #WeAreN, and


Welcome! 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.


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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Mr. President: Press firmly for ceasefire in Gaza and Israel

“Mr. President: Press firmly for ceasefire in Gaza and Israel (Mr.”
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Counting Bodies * "Poor Door" * Rocking Abuse: Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service

Counting Bodies * "Poor Door" * Rocking Abuse: Tuesday's Roundup - Religion News Service | THINKING PRESBYTERIAN | Scoop.it
Yes, a New York luxury condo building will have a separate door for lower income folks. Mark Driscoll is back on Twitter, sorta. Tom Petty has a protest song about clergy sex abuse. And in a New York diocese, lay people can no longer preach.
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from the curator:   Welcome! 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

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