North Korean Christian leader the Rev. Kang Young-sup, who worked for the reunification of North and South Korea, died on Jan. 21 at the age of 80, according to Chosen Tongshin Sa, a North Korean news agency.
Fresh from having survived one end-of-the-world prediction ― a two-stage affair covering 2011’s drop-dead dates of May 21 and Oct. 21 ― we now plunge into the countdown for End Times 2012.
In her new book, author Ellen Painter Dollar responds to the ethical dilemmas surrounding assisted reproduction with her personal story of being a mother living with a disability.
In the General Assembly Mission Council’s ongoing efforts to cultivate missional and entrepreneurial leadership and to support a movement that starts at least 1,001 new worshiping communities, the Office of Financial Aid for Studies has renamed its existing debt assistance program to more clearly express its purpose to relieve pastoral debt and support church growth.
Transformational Leadership Debt Assistance (TLDA), formerly known as the Theological Student Loan program, opened for application on January 16. Designed to forgive loans to seminary graduates who are serving in temporary and/or part-time pastoral positions in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations of 150 members or less or in new, emerging worshiping communities, the program’s goal is to remove financial barriers to their service.
Jesus’ teaching that proclamation and social ministry are inseparable parts of the gospel needs to be “recalled, remembered and revived,” a leading Egyptian theologian and educator told the Covenanting Conference of the Fellowship of Presbyterians here Jan. 19.
“Learning is perhaps an accumulation of moments that form us,” the Rev. Pam Driesell told the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Disciple-Making Church Conference here Jan. 17.
Bread for the World on Jan. 17 launched its 2012 Offering of Letters campaign to urge Congress to create a circle of protection around programs vital to hungry and poor people during this election year.
How viable is a political party with the word “atheist” in its name? Troy Boyle, a corporate legal representative for a finance company, thinks very viable. Last March, he and a friend founded the National Atheist Party, which they believe to be the first American political party organized on the belief that God does not exist.
Should Israel allow segregation by gender in the public sphere simply because one religious group ― ultra-Orthodox Jews ― demand it? This issue has become a focal point as Israel struggles with its identity as a Jewish democratic state.
The “new Reformed body” being created by the Fellowship of Presbyterians here this week will be called the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians, the 2,000 Presbyterians gathered here were told this morning (Jan. 19).