Prominent African-American pastor says it is time for Southern Baptists to elect a black president

“The SBC must repent of systemic, institutionalized and historic negative attitudes toward women, race and dissenters.” Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, said in a blog on March 31 that in order to achieve a “Great Commission resurgence” to make the denomination more effective, the convention founded in 1845 to defend... Continue Reading

New churches rising Easter Sunday in Culpeper, VA

Asked why the launch was set for Easter, Holland said the date, a popular time for folks to attend church, also fits with the denomination’s beliefs. “We believe the resurrection is crucial to our faith A new church has picked a particularly significant day to launch its Culpeper mission. Christ Covenant PCA, part of the... Continue Reading

Erskine Lawsuit Update – Plaintiffs, Defendants file final arguments from delayed TRO hearing.

One would suspect that a decision might be as early as late as this Thursday afternoon – but nothing has gone according to ‘chalk’ in this process yet. When the hearing on the Temporary Restraining Order granted to the Plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) church was... Continue Reading

Complaints against PCUSA Presbyteries John Knox and San Francisco receive support

Anderson, who is openly gay and involved in a long-term relationship with another man, now will have to hold off on his ordination ceremony as the legal challenge plays out. Two high-profile remedial cases in the Presbyterian Church (USA) judicial system are being joined by additional congregations that object to ordination violations. San Francisco complaint... Continue Reading

Walnut Creek PCA Pastor Withdraws to the RCA

At its March 2010 stated meeting Northern California Presbytery approved the request for transfer of TE Ken Brown from the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) to the Reformed Church in America (RCA). Brown is the pastor of Christ Community Church in Walnut Creek, Calif. In a separate meeting, Christ Community Church, a mission church of... Continue Reading

Missionary Event at the 2010 Evangelical Presbyterian Church General Assembly

More than 100 EPC World Outreach Missionaries (adults and children) will be present at this year’s General Assembly on Tuesday evening for the annual get acquainted missionary event: World Outreach Dessert Reception and Program. A dessert kicks off the evening at 6:30 PM and a program follows at 7;15 PM with special guest speaker, Rev.... Continue Reading

PCUSA council plans further cuts at Louisville headquarters.

But while the recession did cut into the denomination’s investment income, the recent cuts also come amid longer-standing struggles in the denomination. Facing continued drops in membership and a shrinking budget, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is offering severance packages to about 30 employees at its Louisville headquarters — part of an effort to cut its... Continue Reading

South Carolina Diocese Engages in ‘Battle’ with Episcopal Church

Though the Diocese of South Carolina remains affiliated with The Episcopal Church, the two are waging a battle over Scripture and polity. The diocese on Friday approved a resolution declaring itself as “a gospel diocese, called to proclaim an evangelical faith.” South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence was not hesitant this week to express his continuing... Continue Reading

Christian faith: Calvinism is back

Twenty-something followers in the Presbyterian, Anglican, and independent evangelical churches are rallying around Calvinist, or Reformed, teaching. In the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant body, at least 10 percent of its pastors identify as Calvinist, while more than one-third of recent seminary graduates do. Snow falls resolutely on a Saturday morning in Washington, but... Continue Reading

Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) NYC to host event featuring N. T. Wright

Dr. Wright will be discussing his newest book, After You Believe, the third in a series following Simply Christian, and Surprised by Hope. The lecture will be followed by Q&A as well as a reception where Dr. Wright will be present to sign books available for purchase. The Center for Faith and Work, a Ministry... Continue Reading