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Where do you see the growing edge of innovation in ministry?

Eric Elnes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

At the Presbyterian General Assembly currently meeting in Portland, Oregon, I was invited to participate (as a United Church of Christ interloper) in ...

My Letter to Gradye Parsons About His Letter to Donald Trump

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.04.2016 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

With the letter to Donald Trump that was sent out last week, the "Jesus was not political" faction of our dear Presbyterian Church (USA) must be flipping out!

5 Signs of the Resurrection of the Mainline Church

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

What might this risen church look like? Here are some signs I see of this revival in the Presbyterian Church. I invite you to watch for them in all the mainline American churches. Do you see them too?

The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

The last time these two women walked down the aisle together, they said, “I do.” This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and...

"Two Persons"

Brett Webb-Mitchell | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Brett Webb-Mitchell

While I live in a state that amended its constitution to define marriage by religious morality rather than constitutional law, making it impossible for my partner and me to marry in North Carolina, at least my Church appreciates the many ways that love and marriage can be defined. After all, we are just two persons in love.

Pentecost: Unusual Allies and the New Faces of Ministry

Wayne Meisel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Next week is General Assembly. Like many other meetings of this kind, these national gatherings often become public displays of division and discord rather than being a time of affirmation and unity.

A Call to PCUSA to Reject Zionism Unsettled

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Many Presbyterian leaders do not share the polarizing arguments brought by Zionism Unsettled. Hopefully, the Presbyterian Church will reject any resolution that reflects a one-sided anti-Israel position during discussions at the upcoming Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in Detroit.

Why This Presbyterian Signed an Open Letter From the Asian American Community to the Evangelical Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Church is a funny thing. An ever cyclical journey of division, reunion, amazement, disappointment, joy, despair, hope and love -- it's the place that I call home.

Do You Really Need Church?

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

From community service projects to book clubs; from outreach to the poor to potlucks; from meditation groups to support groups, he described the many other places that provide much of what the Church used to (and occasionally still does) provide.

Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions Put Allies At Odds

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Jeremy Ben-Ami

I understand that frustration is rising over diplomatic stagnation, and I know that advocates for peace are attracted to tactics like BDS that create the impression of action. But, to date, pursuit of these tactics has promoted little more than debate and division.

Stuff Presbyterian Seminarians Say

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

My friend, Jack Jenkins and seminary student himself, has put together a quick video "Stuff Presbyterian Seminarians Say" to help folks gain a little perspective as they approach ordination exams later this week.

New Anti-Gay Presbyterian Denomination: Cowardly Lions

John Shore | Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

ECO honchos! Just say you've formed because you believe that gays shouldn't be ordained!

Dear God, I Would Like My Presbyterian Church (USA) Back

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

With recent developments in the PCUSA constitution that now make it possible for openly LGBTQ folks to be ordained into leadership, there has been quite a bit of finger-pointing and blame.