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  • 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,...
  • A Response to the Statement from City Church San Francisco on Its Ministry to the LGBT People

    03/16/2015 6:53:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | March 16, 2015 | Christopher Robins
    [Editor’s note: The Elder Board of City Church in San Francisco, formerly in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and now in the Reformed Church in America (RCA), released a statement on changes of how it will minister to those who are considered a part of the LGBT community. This is a response to this statement; the full statement follows the response.] Dear friend, I’m so sorry. Thanks for forwarding this letter from City Church this morning. You’ve been a good friend and I want to speak to you plainly. This stuff breaks my heart. The letter makes it sound...
  • University Reformed Church Votes To Leave The RCA

    05/29/2014 2:51:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    TGC ^ | April 27, 2014 | Kevin DeYoung
    On April 27, 2014, University Reformed Church (URC) voted 282-9 in favor of leaving the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and affiliating with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The following Wednesday, the consistory of URC voted unanimously (14-0) to file a petition with the Classis of South Grand Rapids that we might leave the RCA with all our real and personal property and join the Presbytery of the Great Lakes in the PCA.For the past three years, our church has wrestled with our place in the Reformed Church in America. We have prayed, studied, strategized, spoke, listened, prayed, asked...
  • Reformed Church in America (RCA) removes conscience clauses

    06/21/2013 3:34:37 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    On Thursday afternoon, General Synod officially ratified the removal of the “conscience clauses” from the Book of Church Order (BCO). Last year’s General Synod voted to remove from the BCO the “conscience clauses”–statements that spell out how RCA members can and cannot conscientiously object to the ordination process of women. In the time since General Synod 2012, the required two-thirds of RCA classes voted in support of synod’s action, with 31 classes voting in favor of removing the clauses and 14 voting to keep the clauses. Originally adopted in 1980, the “conscience clauses” were intended to maintain unity and peace...
  • Unreal: MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative

    08/19/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 4,579+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 19, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I missed this yesterday at Newsbusters but Treacher, rightly aghast, tipped me to it this afternoon. Never will you see a starker example of MSNBC getting away with the sort of deception for which Fox News would be pilloried, especially in the context of race. If you missed Monday’s post about this, go watch the footage (or look at this photo) and see if you can deduce why they wouldn’t want to show the guy with the rifle from the neck up during this particular segment. For all the well-deserved heat that MSNBC’s primetime line-up has taken for its demagoguery...
  • Musical Acts Out 'Terror Texts' from Bible

    11/22/2008 9:08:57 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 10 replies · 459+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Nov. 22 2008 | Melanie S. Welte
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Don't expect to hear these Bible stories at church. Cannibalism, rape, a bear that mauls children — this is the Bible? They're among six stories from the Old Testament acted out in "Terror Texts," a musical at Northwestern College in Orange City. Adding to the shocking nature of the stories are the theatrics, with actors decked out in Goth attire, a rock band and a mosh pit. Theater professor Jeff Barker said the obscurity of the stories belies their value. "We believe we have discovered something that has been lying dormant for many, many centuries," said...
  • Texas rockers ZZ Top split with manager, label

    09/18/2006 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 44 replies · 604+ views
    al-Reuters | September 17, 2006 | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Texas rock trio ZZ Top has parted ways with the manager who helped form the band in 1969, according to a statement issued on Sunday. In addition to splitting with Bill Ham, the band has also ended its tenure at RCA Records, 14 years after signing a five-album contract reportedly worth $30 million. ZZ Top's most recent album, "Mescalero," spent just three weeks on the Billboard 200 in 2003. Its stint at RCA, beginning with 1994's "Antenna," failed to match its run at Warner Bros. Records, where it recorded the biggest hit of its career, 1983's...
  • Ain't Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller

    09/16/2006 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 260 replies · 10,651+ views
    My head | Nita Nupress
    BOOK REVIEW & DISCUSSION: Ain't Got No Cigarettes: Memories of Music Legend Roger Miller By Lyle E Style "It's an endless story about Roger. He was one of the cleverest people I've ever met in my life." (Waylon Jennings) This is my own review of Ain't Got No Cigarettes, the first Roger Miller book ever published. My review is based on reading the book (twice) and having several discussions with Lyle E Style, the author. He may stop by later to answer questions (as his schedule allows). This one is a must-read, folks. And for you radio personalities who...
  • US rabbis urge change in IDF war code

    08/21/2006 8:30:25 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 25 replies · 812+ views
    JPOST ^ | Aug. 21, 2006 | MATTHEW WAGNER
    The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) has called on Israel to reevaluate its military rules of war in light of Hizbullah's "unconscionable use of civilians, hospitals, ambulances, mosques and the like as human shields, cannon fodder and weapons of asymmetric warfare." The RCA made the statement at the end of a three-day solidarity mission last week in conjunction with Emunah, the modern Orthodox women's organization, during which a contingent of RCA rabbis toured the North and South, visiting the injured and gathering impressions of the extent of the damage caused by the warfare. Rabbi Basil Herring, executive vice president of...
  • Philo Farnsworth: You may not know him, but he invented TV (He did it first, but RCA got the glory)

    08/19/2006 8:14:35 AM PDT · by Borges · 67 replies · 3,507+ views
    AP - Seattle Post ^ | Thursday, August 17, 2006 | FRAZIER MOORE
    Fish don't know they're living in water, nor do they stop to wonder where the water came from. Humans? Not much better, as we share a world engulfed by television. And the deeper our immersion becomes, the less likely it seems we'll poke our heads above the surface and see there must have been life before someone invented TV. That invisible someone was Philo T. Farnsworth, who was fated to live and work, then die, in sad obscurity. Now, on the centennial of his birth on Aug. 19, 1906, his invention plays an increasingly powerful role in our lives --...
  • Collection Plates for Communism--The National Council of Churches

    02/22/2005 4:42:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 1,700+ views
    Frontpagemagazine/discoverthenetwork ^ | 2-22-05 |
    The National Council of Churches has a long history of supporting Communist causes -- and condemning the United States and Israel. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 475 Riverside DriveSuite 880New York, NY 10115 Phone :212-870-2227 URL :     Largest coalition of leftwing religious denominations in the United States Has long record of financial support for Communist regimesRemains faithful ally of Communist Cuba  Reserves criticism on moral issues for Israel and the United States Makes common cause with environmentalist radicals Masks leftist politics in faith-based declarations  Earlier this month, the National Council of Churches condemned Israel – a nation plagued in...
  • RCA, Alaska's First Certified Hearing Dog

    11/11/2004 7:04:12 PM PST · by LUVABUL · 33 replies · 1,849+ views
    lucky dog website ^ | Donna Lindsay
    RCA is 15 years old and in quite good health, considering her advanced years. She came to Alaska from Alabama. Because the housing market was tight and there was pitbull-hysteria in the air, her owners couldn't find a place to rent that would allow pitbulls and she was eventually sent to the Alaska SPCA in Anchorage. A friend of mine, John Ledum, was trying to start a hearing-dog program in Alaska. He and a local veterinarian, Dr. Joyce Murphy, temperament-tested 170 dogs and RCA scored the highest, so she was chosen to be the first hearing dog in Alaska. At...
  • World ecumenical group elects Kirkpatrick, condemns capitalism

    08/17/2004 6:32:07 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Layman Online ^ | 8/13/04 | John H. Adams
    The World Alliance of Reformed Churches has condemned capitalism and elected Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), as its new president. Meeting in Accra, Ghana, the alliance's General Council elected Kirkpatrick to a seven-year term. Ten U.S. denominations are members of the council, and most are generally regarded as conservative or moderate, with the PCUSA being the most liberal of the 10. But the majority of the delegates worldwide have reflected a liberal and anti-American bias. *** With Kirkpatrick's leverage, the PCUSA gives millions of dollars a year to the WCC, the NCC and the alliance –...
  • Thomson (RCA), Chinese firm join forces

    11/03/2003 10:18:35 PM PST · by lelio · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Indianapolis Sta ^ | 11/3/2003 | Star and News Services Report
    <p>CARMEL, Ind. -- About 200 of the dwindling number of Thomson employees in suburban Indianapolis would work for the company's new joint venture with a Chinese television giant.</p> <p>Thomson's French parent company, Thomson SA, and TCL International Holdings Ltd. announced plans today to create a joint venture that they hope will eventually become the world's largest manufacturer of television sets.</p>
  • Vanity McVeigh and 9/11

    09/12/2002 8:29:43 PM PDT · by Treeless Branch · 11 replies · 266+ views
    me | me
    When McVeigh smiled a content grin before he was killed, could it be it was because he knew 9/11 was coming. It was a grin saying I know something you don't. Thoughts?