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

Update- June-23rd-Reformed Presbyterian Synod

Update from the 178th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (The Covenanters), taken from the Wall of the denomination’s Facebook Page. Wednesday, June 23rd The President of the Board of Trustees of Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, RPTS, Elder Rich Holdeman of the Bloomington, Indiana Reformed Presbyterian Church presented the report... Continue Reading

Update-June 21st- Reformed Presbyterian Synod

Update from the 178th Synod Meeting of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (The Covenanters), taken from the Wall of the denomination’s Facebook Page. Monday, June 21st Dr. Dennis Prutow, Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the retiring moderator, opened the Synod with a message from Mark 1:21-28,... Continue Reading

Church of England Votes to Ordain Women as Bishops

  YORK, ENGLAND (ANS)—In a move which is likely to please some and disappoint others, the Church of England’s ruling General Synod has voted to ordain women as bishops, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports on its website.   The BBC says the Synod also approved a code of practice aimed at reassuring opponents of... Continue Reading

PCUSA GA Approves $2 million Legal War Chest to Fight EPC, New Wineskins

  SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Layman Online reported  that on a 395-286-9 vote Thursday, June 26, 2008, delegates to the 218th Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly passed a resolution to provide up to $2 million "for the purpose of sharing the cost of legal fees defending our Constitution against the New Wineskins non-geographic presbytery... Continue Reading

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