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Thoughts in a Cemetery

Being distinguished, indeed, getting noticed, is increasingly difficult to accomplish. When you read a lot of history, you realize that anyone who managed to write coherently in the past few centuries seldom had difficulty getting a publisher, for in...

Inventing Concepts

A neologism is an invented word. Of course, it is impossible to be certain about the origins of many words, and even the many neologisms attributed to William Shakespeare may have been overheard by the bard at the local pub. … Continue reading...

Weathering Academia

Come the end of September, I’m scheduled to give a talk at Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City. I’m personally very flattered by this because, as it has become clear to me, an academic without a post is mute. … Continue reading ...

-Can An Atheist Actually be a Christian?

GOD Can an atheist actually be a Christian? Sounds ridiculous, but here’s the report of a Presbyterian USA minister who does not believe in God but is actually offended by those who question whether he’s really a Christian. From the Christian New...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Mar 31, 2015

-Presbyterian Church USA Votes to Accept Same-Sex Marriage

The Presbyterian Church USA voted on Tuesday to change the denomination’s definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Here’s the story from the Blaze: The majority of the Presbyterian Church USA voted in favor of altering the definition t...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Mar 18, 2015

Second Presbyterian Church on Prince Street in Alexandria #FlashbackFriday

This Flashback Friday, we’re back on Prince Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia taking a look at an old Second Presbyterian Church building.
by Red Brick Town on Mar 13, 2015

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONCERT DIVA 3 A TRIBUTE TO HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Three generations of classically-trained Omaha singers bound by blood, faith and black musical heritage will perform a DIVA 3 concert on Sunday, February 8 at New Life Presbyterian Church, 4060 Pratt Street. The 6 p.m. Black History Month show wil...
by Leo Adam Biga's Blog on Jan 28, 2015

Increase in Sexual Violence, Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Child abused in care of Presbyterian Church in Australia - 131 NI children sent to Australia, Caged until 'broken': life for Mumbai's prostitutes

- ‘Disturbing’ increase in sexual violence- Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Child abused in care of Presbyterian Church in Australia- Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: 131 NI children sent to Australia- Caged until 'broken': life fo...

Mores the Merrier

The Presbyterian Church (USA) and I go back a long way now. Not that I’ve ever been a member, but one of their institutions gladly accepted four years of my tuition money and tolerated my presence on campus during that … Continue reading U...

Presbyterians Vote for Israeli Divestment

Good news people. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday at its general convention to divest from three companies that it says supply Israel with equipment used in the occupation of Palestinian territory. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), o...
by Sparking the Left on Jun 21, 2014

-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

(Photo: Facebook/PCUSA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Thursday to redefine the denominational understanding of marriage and allow its clergy to perform same-sex marriages. Here is the story from the Christian Post: The Presbyterian Church...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jun 20, 2014

Presbyterian Church USA: Committee recommends that Assembly take action to restore relationship with Cuba

After several hours of public hearings and debate, the 221st General Assembly (2014)’s Committee on Peacemaking and International Issues voted to ask the Assembly to call on the United States government to lift all travel restrictions and remove Cu...
by Cubamas on Jun 19, 2014

Church Search: Presbyterian Church in America

This post is part of our ongoing Great Church Search. For more information, please click here. During the "First Exposure" phase of our search, we are visiting different churches every week to gain a basic understanding of their doctrines and practic...

Photoprint for Sale: St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church 1850, Auckland, New Zealand

This is an original photoprint from my personal collectionSize of image is 46m x 30cm (18" x 12").Price is $NZ 50.00 inc. urban p. and p. in NZ.Please contact me at donovan@ihug.co.nz or 09 4159 701.© DON DONOVAN. donovan@ihug.co.nz  www. don-d...
by Don Donovan's World on Jan 15, 2014

Tony Jones’ Troubling Call For Schism

Last Friday Tony Jones, a blogger and theologian I admire, went to the internet and made his argument that it's time for a schism over the role of women in the church. In his list of reasons of why the church should schism, Tony tap dances awfully c...
by HomebrewedTheology on Nov 26, 2013

The Bifocals of Faith

Perhaps it was his Scottish accent. Perhaps his playful smile. Perhaps the simplicity of his preaching, or maybe it was his prayers with their pungent twists of boldness. For whatever reason, Peter Marshall is remembered as one of the most beloved Se...
by Laboring In The Lord on Nov 24, 2013

Come Before Winter

Scottish Presbyterians cast long shadows. Catherine Robertson grew up in Scotland where her father owned the largest cotton factory in the world. She was refined, wealthy, passionately Christian, and strongly Presbyterian.
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 18, 2013

Sixty Ounces of Blood

Little is known of the early life of Sir Archibald Johnston, otherwise known as Lord Warriston. He grew up in seventeenth-century Scotland and became active in the Scottish government and in Presbyterian church life, rising to a position of great res...
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 10, 2013

My Victory

My Victory Rev. William Anderson of Philadelphia’s North United Presbyterian Church saw a boy dart into a grocery store. He followed him, asking, “Where do you go to Sabbath school?” Nine-year-old Robert McQuilkin replied, “Nowhere.” Anders...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 15, 2013

The Cain Ridge Revival

The Cain Ridge Revival Christianity fell away following the American Revolution. A Scotsman traveling through the South saw “few religious people.” Francis Asbury found “not one in a hundred” concerned about religion. Alcoholism was rampant,...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 9, 2013


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