Gordon-Conwell Seminary Names Dr. Dennis P. Hollinger as President

Dennis P. Hollinger, Ph.D., President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETS), Myerstown, PA, has been named the sixth President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Professor of Christian Ethics, effective August 1. Dr. Hollinger succeeds Dr. Haddon W. Robinson, who has served in an interim capacity as President since May 2007. Dr.... Continue Reading

Male Priests Marry in Anglican Church’s First Gay ‘Wedding’

  An Anglican church has held a homosexual "wedding" for the first time in a move that will deepen the rift between liberals and traditionalists, The Sunday Telegraph in London reported.  Two male priests exchanged vows and rings in a ceremony that was conducted using one of the church’s most traditional wedding rites – a... Continue Reading

Jean Clowney Called Home to Glory

Jean Wright Clowney, 88, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Charlottesville, Va. She had been married for 63 years to the Rev. Edmund P. Clowney, who died in 2005. Her life is celebrated with thanks by her five children- -David (and Tina) of Philadelphia, Penn., Deborah of Charlottesville, Paul (and Tessa) of London, England, Rebecca... Continue Reading

Human Life Amendment Will Be on November Colorado Ballot

  DENVER, /Christian Newswire/ — For the first time in US history, the issue of personhood will be decided in the public forum by a constitutional amendment. Colorado for Equal Rights has been notified on May 29, 2008 by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office that enough valid signatures were submitted to put the Every... Continue Reading

Study on Women as Deacons Requested of PCA GA

  The 36th General Assembly Presbyterian Church in America will be meeting in Dallas, Texas June 10-13, 2008. Four of the nineteen overtures coming before the GA regard the question of whether women can and should be ordained as deacons.   Overture 9 from Philadelphia Presbytery requests GA to create a committee to study the... Continue Reading

Two PCA Ministers Celebrate 30 Year Pastorates

  Two ministers in the Presbyterian Church in America are celebrating 30 years as pastors in the same church. TE Rob S. Rayburn is pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Wash. He began his ministry at Faith PCA in May 1978. The congregation is planning events to commemorate this significant milestone. Click here to... Continue Reading

Conveners for PCA GA Committees of Commissioners Announced

RE E.J. Nusbaum, moderator of the 35th PCA General Assembly has announced the conveners for the Committees of Commissioners for the 36th General Assembly. The Committees of Commissioners review the reports of PCA committees and agencies and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding their work. The following have been appointed conveners for the respective... Continue Reading

RPTS Hires Dr. George C. Scipione to Establish New Biblical Counseling Institute

PITTSBURGH, (Christian Newswire) — The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) in Pittsburgh announces the hire of Dr. George C. Scipione to establish and be the director of its Biblical Counseling Institute in a building the Seminary recently purchased at 7401 Penn Avenue, across the street from its Point Breeze campus. Scipione will also serve as... Continue Reading

J.I. Packer Withdraws from the Anglican Church

The Vancouver Sun reported on May 7, 2008 that one of the world’s most famous evangelical theologians quit the Anglican Church of Canada recently because he believes many of its bishops are "arguably heretical" for adhering to "poisonous liberalism." James I. Packer, whom Time magazine recently named as one of the planet’s 25 most influential... Continue Reading

Virginia PCA Pastor Wins Screenwriting Contest

PULASKI, VA — Rusty Whitener, who pastors Pulaski Presbyterian Church (PCA), has won the 2008 Gideon Screenwriting Contest. His First Place Award was announced at the Gideon Media Arts Awards Banquet on April 17, the culmination of a week long Conference at Ridgecrest, North Carolina. “I was told in the weeks leading up to the... Continue Reading