Presbytery of the Siouxlands January 2010 Meeting, Just Ahead of Big Winter Storm

Under warnings of a big winter storm, the Presbytery of Siouxlands met for its 88th stated meeting at the WatertownEventCenter on January 22, 2010. The meeting, scheduled to go from Friday at 9:00 a.m. until Saturday noon, adjourned early in order to allow Presbyters to return to their homes before the wintry onslaught. In spite... Continue Reading

Donkeys preaching to Elephants, PCUSA survey reports

Donkeys are often preaching to elephants in Presbyterian churches, a (PCUSA) denominational survey says. Specifically, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2 to 1 margin among Presbyterian pastors. In contrast, Republicans far outnumber Democrats among Presbyterian congregation members and elders. That’s according to Research Services at the Louisville-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The findings, based on a... Continue Reading

Hope Seattle (PCA) opens its doors on Queen Anne

In the late 1800’s, Frederick Nietzsche famously declared God to be dead. Fast forward 125 years and it looks as though Freddy’s crystal ball was working — according to a Gallup poll and the ReligiousTolerance.org website, currently only about one in four Americans regularly attend a religious service of any denomination. Further, according to a... Continue Reading

Southern Florida Presbytery (PCA) Approves Complaint filed by six dissidents banned from Coral Ridge

Meeting in its quarterly Stated Meeting on Tuesday, January 19 the Presbytery of Southern Florida approved a Complaint from six members of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church who had been ‘ordered off church property’ last August in a widely publicized dispute over the church’s new pastor. Acting in accordance with the PCA Book of Church... Continue Reading

Presbyterian Church says: “Our Mission Is Not To Be Frozen In Time”

The signs outside the church may look different these days, but the mission of reaching out to the community is still the same at Reynolda Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The church dropped the word “Presbyterian” from its signs in recent months in order to send a message to those who may not have considered... Continue Reading

Only 1 in 3 Mainline Presbyterians Affirm Key Truth Claim of the Bible

Less than half of Christians in the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country believe Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, a new survey reveals. The latest “Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians” report, released by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), shows that two in five (39 percent) members agree or strongly agree that “only... Continue Reading

Presbytery of the Siouxland’s January Meeting

The Presbytery of the Siouxlands (PS) holds its 88th Stated Meeting on Friday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the WatertownEventCenter in Watertown, South Dakota. The Presbytery of the Siouxlands includes North and South Dakota and Minnesota, and so Watertown is a central meeting place for the Presbytery. As of this meeting, there are three... Continue Reading

PCA Committees announce Fifty Days of Prayer for the PCA – The Gospel of the Kingdom

Each year Christian Education and Publications and MNA call our denomination to 50 days of prayer for the General Assembly and produce a devotional that churches and individuals can use for individual and group prayer during the 50 days, which will take place from May 6th to June 24th this year. This year’s devotional will... Continue Reading

Display with Ten Commandments Ruled Constitutional by Court of Appeals

On Jan 14th, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a display including the Ten Commandments in Leitchfield, KY, on the second floor of Grayson County’s courthouse. The display, entitled “Foundations of American Law and Government,” includes the Ten Commandments, Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Preamble to... Continue Reading

Christian photographers to appeal court’s discrimination ruling

A young Christian couple will appeal the recent decision by a New Mexico judge, who found them guilty of “sexual orientation” discrimination for declining to photograph a same-sex “commitment ceremony.” Attorneys with Ariz.-based Alliance Defense Fund announced last week their plan to appeal the ruling, insisting that Christians in the marketplace should not be subject... Continue Reading