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  • Jerusalem of the East: The American Christians of Pyongyang, 1895-1942

    11/13/2017 5:37:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | July 13, 2016 | Robert S. Kim
    Unknown to the general public and ignored by the academic and foreign affairs establishments, Americans once were leaders of religion, education, and intellectual life in Pyongyang, as missionaries who created the foremost Christian community in Northeast Asia. Before the Soviet Union installed an atheist Communist regime in Pyongyang headed by Kim Il Sung, the city was the center of the Presbyterian Church in Asia, and hundreds of thousands of Korean Christians lived there and elsewhere in what is now North Korea. It was a union of Koreans and Americans that set the course that made South Korea the majority Christian...
  • PCUSA Stalling Korean Church's Effort to Leave Denomination?

    04/08/2015 8:42:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Presbyterian Church (USA) regional body located in California has been accused of putting a Korean congregation's effort to leave the mainline denomination to a standstill. Last year, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church of Rowland Heights voted overwhelmingly to seek dismissal from PCUSA over the denomination's growing acceptance of homosexuality. Out of 817 votes casted in the March 2014 vote, 738 voted to leave, 74 voted to stay, and 5 votes were dismissed. Despite that, the PCUSA Presbytery of San Gabriel has not apparently finalized the dismissal as of this month, according to the Korean-American Christian publication Christianity Daily. Rachael Lee...
  • 34,000 Black Churches Break Ties With Presbyterian Church USA

    03/28/2015 4:54:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | March 27, 2015 | by ANTHONY EVANS
    The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans, has broken its fellowship with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) following its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage. The Presbyterian General Assembly, the top legislative body of the PCUSA, voted last June to revise the constitutional language defining marriage. This arbitrary change of Holy Scripture is a flagrantly pretentious and illegitimate maneuver by a body that has no authority whatsoever to alter holy text. Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI President noted: "NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word...
  • New York Congregation Is the First to Leave Presbyterian Church (USA) After Approval of Gay Marriage

    03/26/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2015 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A small congregation in New York has voted unanimously to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) following the mainline denomination's recent vote to approve gay marriage. Brighton Presbyterian Church, a 200-year-old congregation in Rochester, voted Sunday to seek dismissal from its PCUSA regional body, the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. The vote to disaffiliate came not long after a majority of presbyteries in PCUSA approved an amendment to their Book of Order defining marriage to include same-sex couples. Kerry E. Luddy, spokeswoman for Brighton Presbyterian and wife of the head pastor, told The Christian Post that the decision to leave "is not a...
  • RCA Approves University Reformed Church’s Transfer to the PCA

    03/24/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | March 24, 2015 | Kevin DeYoung
    On Saturday afternoon the Great Lakes City Classis (formerly the South Grand Rapids Classis), one of forty-five classes in the Reformed Church in America (RCA), approved University Reformed Church’s request to transfer to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). As a condition of its transfer, together with all its real and personal property, University Reformed Church (URC) must pay its annual assessment for 2015 and 2016 (roughly $80,000 total) and pay an additional $200,000 so that the classis can plant another church in the area. I’ve written before about how URC voted to leave the RCA–first as an internal “discerning...
  • Five Churches in Illinois Withdraw from the RCA, Vote to Join the PCA

    03/24/2015 7:21:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | Friday, December 26, 2014
    Five Illinois Churches in the Reformed Church RCA) in America have voted to affiliate with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA’s Chicago Metro Presbytery met with, examined, and approved the pastors and elders of these churches during 2014. On October 15, 2014, the churches were officially approved and received by the Chicago Metro Presbytery. The Presbytery will have a special service of celebration and welcome on February 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.; during this service the pastors and elders will be installed. The service will be held at the First Reformed Church in Lansing, IL. Dr. Ligon Duncan,...
  • I’m a Presbyterian Minister Who Doesn’t Believe in God

    03/21/2015 7:33:01 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 116 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 17, 2015 | John Shuck
    “How can you call yourself a Christian, let alone a minister?!” I get asked that question frequently and the questioner is hostile more often than not. Still, I like to answer it if I believe the questioner is sincere. Though I self-identify as a Christian and I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I raised eyebrows a few years ago when I posted an article on my website about how my personal beliefs don’t align with those of most Presbyterians. For example, I believe that: - Religion is a human construct - The symbols of faith are...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to formally recognize gay marriage and allow same-sex weddings

    03/18/2015 7:07:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/18/2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to make the 1.8-million-member, 10,000-congregation denomination the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage allow same-sex weddings. The Presbytery of the Palisades in New Jersey cast the necessary 86th vote Tuesday night to establish that a majority of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries now support an amendment to the church constitution that redefines marriage, the Associated Press reported. “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives,” the church’s Book of Order will read,...
  • Iran & David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USA

    02/25/2014 5:35:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 24, 2014 | Ryan Mauro
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Iran & David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USAPosted By Ryan Mauro On February 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 81 Comments If the Iranian state media and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke salute your church’s work, your church is doing something wrong. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has published a new pamphlet that makes the case against Zionism and therefore, the premise behind Israel’s existence.The Presbyterian Church (USA) has formidable influence. Its website says it has over 2 million members and 10,000 congregations in the United States. The church’s Israel-Palestine Mission network...
  • Why is US church sending Jews to the trash-heap of history?

    02/19/2014 5:13:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies ^ | February 18, 2014 | Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
    Presbyterian churches are teaching that their Jewish neighbors are inherently racist and prone to abusing the rights of others. That’s the key message of PCUSA’s new congregational study guide, “Zionism Unsettled.” Released by its Israel-Palestine Mission Network, the guide “explores the theological and ethical exceptionalism of Jewish and Christian Zionism, which have been sheltered from open debate despite the intolerable human rights abuses rooted in their core beliefs.” To be clear, this is no mere attack on Israeli policies, but rather on the very legitimacy of the Zionist enterprise. PCUSA has theologically resurrected the UN’s infamous 1975 “Zionism is Racism”...
  • After Soda Stream Factory Visit, Church Leaders Reject Boycotts (Presbyterians)

    02/20/2014 9:25:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2014, 11:45 AM | Maayana Miskin
    A delegation of 14 leaders from the Presbyterian clergy, a church that in the past supported boycotting Israeli products manufactured in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), arrived last week to visit Israel. The visit was organized by the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL); the delegates’ goal was to discover Israel personally and to better understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Representatives from the Presbyterian Church, which has an estimated six million followers, visited the Soda Stream factory, which is located in Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem. They spoke to representatives from the management and several employees. While some United States-based religious groups, such as...
  • Presbyterians: End Israel aid over settlements

    07/09/2010 1:23:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1+ views
    hosted. ^ | Jul 9
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Presbyterian leaders want the U.S. to end aid to Israel unless the country stops settlement expansions in disputed Palestinian territories. Delegates of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Friday to support the call during the church's general assembly in Minneapolis. The measure passed with 82 percent of the vote. ...
  • Conservative Presbyterians: PC(USA) Not Walking the Talk

    12/17/2008 12:10:20 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | June 26, 2007 | Lillian Kwon
    Responding to a recent document released by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that attempted to clarify the denomination's stance on debated issues, conservative Presbyterian leaders say the arguments are irrelevant. "We think there is an unfortunate but clear distinction between what is on paper and what is the working theology of the denomination," said the Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver, senior pastor of Memorial Park Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and co-moderator of the New Wineskins Association of Churches – a network of dissident Presbyterians. PC(USA)'s stated clerk, the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, and General Assembly Council executive director, Linda Valentine, addressed a...
  • Would Jesus Eat at McDonalds? (Leftists Blame Islamic Terrorism On McDonalds)

    08/11/2007 9:19:02 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 1,967+ views ^ | Saturday, 11th Aug 2007 | David Paulin
    Would Jesus Eat at McDonald's? Saturday 11th Aug 2007 by David Paulin The intellectual elite of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have in recent years joined ranks with the radical left. Its members vilify Israel, apologize for Islamic terrorists, and cheer on the Palestinian cause. Now, these Presbyterians have another villain: the Big Mac. America’s most famous hamburger is emblematic of the dark underbelly of globalization, according to David Hadley Jensen, an associate professor of something called “constructive theology” at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. On top of that, McDonald’s and its iconic burger are even at odds with...
  • Presbyterian church dismisses UT professor

    06/13/2006 9:04:38 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 33 replies · 1,115+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | 6/13/06 | Andy St. Jean
    (Austin) - UT journalism associate professor Robert Jensen has found himself at the center of many debates. This time, the conflict lies over his religious beliefs and membership in a local church. The Presbyterian church he has been attending since last December was reprimanded Friday for admitting him as a member. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was told by the Mission Presbytery, the regional governing body of 157 Presbyterian churches in South and Central Texas, that the acceptance of Jensen into membership was "irregular." Furthermore, it was "void" because Jensen has said in the past he doesn't believe in God. "I...
  • U.S. Presbyterians target five firms with Israel links

    08/07/2005 2:26:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies · 897+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 07AUG05 | Haaretz Staff and News Agencies
    The group named heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, communications giant Motorola, military contractor United Technologies and electronics manufacturer ITT Industries - all of which supply the Israel Defense Forces . . . The Church also listed international banking conglomerate Citigroup, which was cited in April by The Wall Street Journal for "having moved substantial funds from charities later seen to be fronts funneling money to terrorist organizations," including "funds [which] ended up as payments to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers" . . . The 2.5 million-strong church, the ninth largest in the U.S., represents most U.S. Presbyterians.
  • Godless Churches Curse Israel

    10/25/2004 12:46:42 AM PDT · by rmlew · 96 replies · 1,689+ views ^ | October 25, 2004 | Don Feder
    A leader of the Presbyterian Church, USA (which, appropriately enough, abbreviates “PC-USA”) Ronald Stone is nobody’s candidate for the annual brotherhood award of the National Council of Christians and Jews. At a meeting with representatives of Hezbollah in Lebanon last week, Elder Stone fawned on the terrorists while observing that people of the jihad persuasion are far more congenial than those horrible Hebrews. “We treasure the precious words of Hezbollah and your expression of good will toward the American people,” the Presbyterian poobah simpered to his terrorist hosts. Hezbollah demonstrated its good will toward the American people in 1982, when...
  • Presbyterian church defames Christianity

    07/21/2004 12:08:16 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 27 replies · 959+ views
    Townhall ^ | Jly 20, 2004 | Dennis Prager
    Presbyterian church defames Christianity Dennis Prager (archive) TownHall July 20, 2004 | Print | Send I have argued in this column that the greatest sin is committing evil in God's name. As bad as the evil committed by secularists, such as communists and Nazis, has ever been, the most grievous evil is that which is committed in the name of God. For not only do religious evils harm their victims, they also do lasting damage to God-based morality, which those of us who believe in God and religion consider the only viable antidote to evil. That is why Islamic terror...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 10/17/02- Baghdad, Kuta,Abu Bashir, Modiin,Abu Akel,Wazzani

    10/16/2002 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 327+ views
    10/17/02 | The Armies of Good Against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 10/17/02 - Baghdad, Kuta, Abu Bashir, Modiin, Abu Akel, Wazzani diversion BREAKING: Baghdad - Saudis vote too BREAKING: Kuta, Denpasar despair and mourning BREAKING: Perp Abu Bakar Bashir, admits then projects BREAKING: Modiin, a Palestinian terrorist base built to look like Jerusalem's city BREAKING: Gaza, PA Hamas tension BREAKING: Givat Assaf BREAKING: Arafat and Abu Akel, US Presbyterian Church BREAKING: Wazzani river Hezbollah diversion project turned on ========= Baghdad ========= In Baghdad, Iraq, in a move which would delight US Democrats, on the day of the voting, members of a visiting Saudi...
  • Scottish Church Owns Up to Bigotry

    05/30/2002 9:46:46 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 23 replies · 216+ views
    Associated Press ^ | MAY 29, 18:57 ET | Associated Press
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - For the first time in its history, the Church of Scotland admitted Wednesday that it had been guilty of religious bigotry, particularly against Irish Catholics. Delegates at the church's annual general assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion stating that the church "regrets any part played in sectarianism by our church in the past and affirm our support for future moves toward a more tolerant society." The motion acknowledged that it was time to "consign bigotry to the history books, where it belongs," said the Rev. Alan McDonald, convener of a church committee that assesses...