Dr.. Randall T. (Randy) Ruble nears end of presidency at Erskine College

“One of the reasons we brought him in was just not the knowledge of the college and the seminary but also because we thought he could bring some peace and harmony to the different constituencies” In 1955, Randall T. Ruble arrived on the campus of Erskine College as an undergraduate student after a four-year stint... Continue Reading

Faces of Faith: Todd Joling, Pastor, Faith URC

Afterward, he entered the Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Ind. “Mid-America proved to be a great blessing, supplying the tools needed for the ministry,” What does he do? Todd Joling spent his early years on the West Coast and said he was born into a Christian home, blessed with the benefits of Godly parents, church... Continue Reading

Unique way to celebrate Easter takes root in Gaston County, NC

People receive a small white cross to place in their yard. Christians are encouraged to put the crosses on display, blank side out. Then on Easter, they turn them to reveal the message “He is Risen.” It started out with one small white cross in a front yard in Dallas, Texas. Today, the Easter Cross... Continue Reading

Congressmen To Defense Dept: Why Did Air Force Exclude Conservative Leader from Prayer Event?

“Specifically, is it the policy of the Air Force and/or other branches of the armed services to allow only those individuals who agree with the president on all matters of policy to participate in ministry events they host?” The current and former House Republican Whips are calling on Defense Secretary Robert Gates to explain the... Continue Reading

Presbyterian Church Officer in Dallas steps down after trespassing arrest at SMU

The SMU alumnus arrested for trespassing on campus last month has stepped down as a deacon of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, officials confirmed Tuesday to the Dallas Morning News . Bill McNutt III was listed on the church Web site as an elder as recently as Feb. 26, when news of his arrest was first... Continue Reading

PCUSA Minister faces new same-sex marriage charges

“Violated the GAPJC’s 2008 ruling…..which said that PCUSA ministers cannot call a same-sex ceremony a “marriage,” based on the Book of Order’s definition” The Rev. Jane Spahr is again facing charges in the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Presbytery of the Redwoods for officiating a same-sex wedding. According to a news release, the retired Presbyterian minister and... Continue Reading

Glenn Beck’s Advice on ‘Social Justice’ Churches Sparks Outrage

“Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!” he exclaimed! Anti- poverty Christian groups are up in arms after popular political commentator Glenn Beck urged Christians to leave their church if it talks about social justice. Beck, a Mormon, said the word “social justice” is code for communism and Nazism. “Beck says Christians... Continue Reading

UPDATE: Candidate for Governor of Georgia arrested at Campaign Headquarters

An anti-abortion activist and gubernatorial candidate from Carrollton was arrested by Atlanta police on Wednesday for allegedly making threats against Elton John. Neal Horsley was taken into custody in Carrollton by members of the Atlanta police fugitive squad and U.S. Marshal’s office, according to Carrollton police. Horsley was booked into the Fulton County Jail, charged... Continue Reading

Texas Church Pastor Died of Accidental Overdose

Keldie had long suffered from insomnia and developed an addiction to prescription sleeping pills. Barry Keldie, founding pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, died last week. He was 31. According to a brief statement released by The Village Church in Highland Village, from where he was dispatched to plant Providence Church five years ago,... Continue Reading

Widow of slain pastor shares horror — and peace

“When it was my tragedy that made the headlines, I had to determine one thing: Was knowing Jesus enough?” she said. “It is.” Friends wanted to tell her. Even strangers felt like they had to share where they were and how they found out her husband — a pastor — was gunned down while giving... Continue Reading