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.
- Council considers Ghost Ranch future, Washington Office review
Here’s some of what was talked about during the council’s meeting March 25-27.Washington Office review. A study group continues to consider the future of the PC(USA)’s Washington office, an office that’s been in transition since its former long-time director, Elenora Giddings Ivory, left in 2007 to take a position with…
- Carl to retire for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary presidency in 2015
William J. Carl III, president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will retire in mid-2015, after a decade of service, the seminary has announced. Serving as president since 2005, Carl has led the seminary’s largest capital campaign, raising more than $20 million for student scholarships. During his tenure, the seminary also added…
- 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