Rock Reaching Out

Rock Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, South Carolina – a congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church – recently enjoyed two successful outreach ministry engagements in their community. The regional chamber of commerce hosted a “Super-Networking” night and Rock was there. Pastor Joe Johnson reported, “It was a great advertizing opportunity for the church and the EPC.... Continue Reading

AJC Condemns World Council of Churches Head’s Hypocritical Assault on Israel

AJC has condemned the World Council of Churches Secretary General, the Rev. Samuel Kobia, for his declaration that Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian territories is “a sin against God.” “Rev. Kobia parrots the same hypocritical statements regarding Israel that the WCC regularly issues, ignoring the root causes of Israel’s presence in the West Bank,” said Rabbi... Continue Reading

73rd Bible Presbyterian Church Synod

The 73rd General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church met August 6-11, 2009, in the mountains of East Tennessee. The following resolution was made: RESOLUTION 73:04 – Islam Knows No Peace Contrary to modern political and religious propaganda, Islam is not a peaceable religion. Especially since the latter half of the 20th century when billions... Continue Reading

ARP Moderator Appoints Erskine College and Seminary Commission

Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) 2009 Moderator of Synod, Dr. John Richard de Witt, has appointed the members of the Erskine College and Seminary Commission formed at the direction of the June 2009 ARP General Synod meeting. The commission members are: · John R. de Witt · William C. Marsh, pastor of ChristCommunityChurch in Greensboro, N.C.... Continue Reading

New Horizons: Facing Hard Times

By now word has probably reached most readers of this magazine that the worldwide economic downturn has impacted the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). Reserves have dwindled for the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension. Giving to Worldwide Outreach has picked up in recent months, but so much of that money is needed by the... Continue Reading

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Members Request Congregation Meeting to Dissolve Pastoral Relationship

The Sun-Sentinel reported the following on September 2, 2009: FORT LAUDERDALE – Dissident members of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church have taken the next step in their effort to oust Pastor Tullian Tchividjian, turning in petitions to call a congregational vote. Go here to read article. [Editor’s note: the original URL (link) referenced in this article... Continue Reading

De-nationalized Pakistani Schools Returned to Mission

Three out of ten of ARP Mission schools in Pakistan were officially de-nationalized on June 12, 2009, and handed over to the Mission on Aug. 8. The schools are a large Girl’s high school in Sahiwal, a small three-room elementary school in Burewala, and a large elementary school in Chichawatni. The schools were nationalized 37... Continue Reading

Evangelical Lutherans Abandon Bible Teaching on Homosexuality

MINNEAPOLIS – (AP) Even though the Rev. Mark Chavez believes the leaders of his church made a decision in direct contradiction of the Bible by lifting a ban on sexually active, monogamous gays and lesbians as clergy, he said he’s staying with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. “I’m not leaving,” Chavez said Friday night,... Continue Reading

Presbyterian Lay Committee Files Friend of the Court Brief with U. S. Supreme Court on Church Property Rights

The Presbyterian Lay Committee on July 27, 2009 filed a friend of the court brief with the U. S. Supreme Court on behalf of St James Parish in Newport Beach, Calif., following a California Supreme Court ruling that awarded the congregation’s property to its former denomination, The Episcopal Church. The PLC brief argues that the... Continue Reading

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Facing Difficulties

MIAMI (AP) — Descendants of two of the country’s most influential evangelical leaders — Billy Graham and the late D. James Kennedy — are feuding over control of a Florida megachurch that is a bedrock of the religious right. Under the leadership of Kennedy, the former pastor who died in 2007, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church... Continue Reading