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A Pastoral Letter To President-Elect Trump From A Presbyterian Minister

Wayne Meisel | Posted 11.17.2016 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Dear President-elect Trump, You are about to assume the mantle of leader of the free world. No doubt this is a time when you will call on your faith a...

Religion at the Heart of American Society And Politics

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.08.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Naomi Faith Bu It has been an interesting experience; growing up in Canada, and living as an adult life the US. These two countries...

Rejecting Hate, Renouncing Trump

Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell

We, the undersigned persons from the community at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, denounce the statements made by Donald Trump regarding banning Muslims from the United States.

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 Faith Facts About Donald Trump: Presbyterian Who Collects Bibles

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

(RNS) Donald Trump, the New York rich guy/reality television star/conservative news commentator/real estate mogul/hair disaster, announced he will ru...

Why Proposed Presbyterian Divestment From Israel Is Wrong

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

I believe in divestment, where appropriate. Threatening to pull our money out of corporations doing business in certain parts of the world can be a good idea, if done in the right place and for the right reasons. Divestment is a terrible idea for Israel.

Open Letter to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. from the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace

Philip Farah | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Philip Farah

Boycotting and divesting from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation are not actions aimed against Jews in Israel. Rather, they are means of sending a clear message to the Israeli government that its treatment of the Palestinians is abhorrent.

'My Religious Identity Is as Important to Me as My Sexual Identity' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-05-22-20140521JohnRussellStangersmall.jpgAfter learning that his religion was anti-LGBTQ, John Russell Stanger, now the first openly gay Presbyterian minister ordained in Texas, stayed in the closet even while earning his B.A. in religion. It was in seminary that John figured out that Jesus would in fact be very accepting and loving toward LGBTQ people.

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.

Celebrating 22 Years Of Being Married Biblically

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.31.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Normally I would not leverage a personal occasion like this to make a theological and political statement, but with permission from my lovely wife of now 22 years, I want to reaffirm my support of Biblical marriage.

A Scholar Who Changed Lives: The Grace Of Deborah Bruce

David Briggs | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

In a world where humility is considered more a weakness than a virtue, she was self-effacing and dedicated to serving others. A lot of us are going to miss Deborah Bruce.

Do Christian Denominations Have a Future?

David Lose | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
David Lose

Despite my obvious denominational loyalty I'm not sure Christian denominations have a future -- or whether they even should. Here are five reasons that I not only suspect the day of denominations has passed.

Top Five Questions Asked About Being A Bisexual Minister

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

God knew me and loved me before I was even formed. God chose to make me bisexual.

My Thoughts On The Fellowship And The Evangelical Covenant Order Of Presbyterians

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

What will prevent ECO from becoming just another Presbyterian denomination burdened by structure and organization? 

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.

All-Time Favorite Bourbon Cocktails | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

For once, our government did something right: In 2007, the Senate passed a resolution declaring September to be National Bourbon Heritage Month. It's ...

'Non-Peaceful' Activities In Palestinian Territories Prompt Presbyterians To Recommend Divestment

Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service (RNS) A Presbyterian Church (USA) committee will recommend that the church add heavy equipment giant Caterpill...

Summer Whiskey Cocktails | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home

Lots of otherwise-rational whiskey drinkers sadly abandon their spirit of choice when the temperature begins to rise. We call nonsense! After all, you...

The Best Three-Ingredient Cocktails | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

Who says a good cocktail needs a dozen obscure ingredients? Some of the most enduring and popular recipes are actually some of the shortest and easies...

Please Locate Your Mosque Farther Away From Ground Zero

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Gardner

I remain puzzled and confused by terrorism. My feelings have nothing to do with any one group's mosque, but I have felt wounded by people who abused that faith.

Gay Rights and the Presbyterian Church

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has worked on the behalf of the poverty issues, civil rights, elderly rights, environmental causes, and feminist issues. Now, that yarn is rainbow colored, and we intend to prevail in this struggle as well.

Presbyterian Church Still One-Sided On Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

While removing some horrendous anti-Israel and anti-Jewish language from a 172-page Presbyterian church report called "Breaking Down the Walls," significant one-sided anti-Israel bias remains.

And the Truth Shall Make Us Free

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

On June 14, 2010, we celebrate Flag Day in the United States, and, for the first time in our history as a nation, citizens who identify as transgender will have at least one good reason to believe that our United States flag flies for them as well.

Only in America: Ambassador Sichan Siv - From the Killing Fields to the White House

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004. He spoke on surviving Pol Pot's Killing Fields in Cambodia - and coming to America. He ended up working in the White House and then the United Nations.

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.