In his book Becoming a Blessed Church, Graham Standish points out that while the Presbyterian deliberative process produces measurable results, it has failed the church precisely at the point where church members need their leaders to be spiritually attuned to God’s will in their decision making. Nowhere is this more true than in Presbytery, where good Presbyterians compromise our unity and spiritual purpose for the sake of a major vote. Click here to read full article.
- Pastors issue clarification letter
That new clarification letter, dated Feb. 7, acknowledges that the initial letter generated “significant misunderstanding (and offense),” in part because nearly all of the 45 pastors who signed the letter were white men serving as ministers of large churches.The clarification letter states that “we learned the lack of diversity among…
- Creation: Blog post by Tom Hobson
… Fellow skeptics of evolution: we have to avoid bringing God into the science classroom. ... Let’s confine our efforts to insisting that all the facts be told about the theory of evolution, both pro and con. … click here to ready the full artilce
- Appeal to be filed to challenge Larges ruling
Larges, hoping to become the first openly lesbian woman to be ordained to the office of teaching elder (minister) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), appears likely to face another day in court. One of the original complainants seeking to block Larges’ ordination, Mary Naegeli of Walnut Creek, Calif., has said…