“They’re coming, they’re coming,” shouts a young woman, looking toward the train pulling into platform 6 at Busan Station. When the doors open, people get off with large suitcases. They look tired ― yet incredibly happy at the same time. They’ve traveled from Berlin to Busan, 20 days across Europe and Asia. Their objective: To send out a signal against the division of Korea ― and for peace in the country which has been split in two for 63 years.
Presbyterian News Service made a significant error in reporting on the address by Amy Pauw to the Covenant Network on Nov. 1
Pauw did not state that “heterosexual marriage” has become a form of idolatry for some.
The incorrect version of that story ― http://www.pcusa.org/news/2013/11/2/heterosexual-marriage-has-become-form-idolatry-cov/ ― has been replaced.
Presbyterian News Service apologizes for distress caused to Amy Pauw, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and readers by this error.
In September 2008, pastor Kevin Finch preached his final sermon at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, Washington. With tears in his eyes, Finch, who had been moonlighting as a restaurant critic, told the congregation he was resigning to start a new ministry with those he’d come to love in the food service industry.
Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty Tomb, a Christian research group.
The gospel demands that the church open marriage to all people and the church risks becoming irrelevant if it doesn’t “get with the program,” systematic theologian William Stacy Johnson told the Covenant Network of Presbyterians at its national conference Nov. 1 here.
Exclusive focus on heterosexual marriage runs counter to biblical teaching and Reformed theology, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians was told here today (Nov. 1) at its national gathering under the theme “Marriage matters.”
A plenary session of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) delved deeply into the question how, in a world faced with violence, conflicts and discrimination, the “God of life” can lead people, communities and churches towards “justice and peace.”
Build a diverse and inclusive church using an assortment of shapes and blocks given to you at random times throughout the building process, and do it all without talking.
That was the assignment for a small group during a plenary session at the recent Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Committee on Representation (GACOR) 2013 Synod Training Event held Oct. 24–26. The group of builders gathered around a table in silence for about forty minutes, taking turns adding new elements to the “church” under construction.
More than 200 international theology students of varied Christian traditions have commenced participating in the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI).
Christians seeking gender and marriage equality must use biblical arguments, not avoid them, a renowned religious researcher and communications expert told the opening plenary of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians national gathering here Oct. 31.