No, they are “essential parts of and active faith,” says Michael Jinkins in his new blog, “What high anxiety does to faith.” Read it NOW – click “blog” on the OUTLOOK home page!
- Church leaders distressed at Philippines arrests
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Olav Fykse Tveit, joined other church leaders in expressing his concerns in a letter addressed to Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and members of her cabinet. Tveit called for the immediate release of those detained.
- Kirkpatrick calls for ‘culture of respect’ for and revamping of the church’s Constitution
While most of the six official responders generally supported Kirkpatrick's vision for the Constitution, it was also clear that even those who most agreed had some concerns about the church reaching his stated goals. Using the illustration of two engineers who came to blows when their trains ended up facing…
- GAPJC tells synod to reconsider restoration
But the GAPJC – the highest court in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – has said the Synod of Lakes and Prairies Permanent Judicial Commission must hold a trial to determine whether the presbytery waived one of the requirements of the ordination standards in reinstating Capetz’ ordination, and whether the presbytery…