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Mark D. Roberts
September 2008 Archives

Part 10 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series I suggested that if a congregation has engaged in an appropriate process to consider leaving […]

Yesterday, preachers throughout the country specifically endorsed candidates for President, thus challenging the IRS ruling that prohibits churches from such endorsements if they want to preserve their nonprofit status. (See, for example, this article from the Los Angeles Times.) The […]

Eager to Do What Is Right READ Isaiah 16:1-14  [T]hen God will establish one of David’s descendants as king. He will rule with mercy and truth. He will always do what is just and be eager to do what is […]

Last week my church enjoyed a retreat at Mo Ranch in the Hill Country of Texas (about 90 minutes from San Antonio; 30 minutes from Laity Lodge). Mo Ranch was not named for Moe of Three Stooges fame, but for […]

Part 9 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last several posts I’ve been proposing a basic process for a congregation that believes God might be calling it to […]

Part 8 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last few posts I’ve been suggesting a process for a congregation that thinks God might be leading it to leave […]

Part 7 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I began to consider what a congregation should do if it begins to think that God might be […]

Part 6 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If a congregation in the PC(USA) begins to consider leaving the denomination, what should it do? (When I say “congregation,” I mean […]

A Reminder of Justice READ Isaiah 10:1-14 “What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws. They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and […]

My son began 10th grade this year at a brand new high school: Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School in, you guessed it, Boerne, Texas. The school was named after a beloved, lifelong resident of Boerne who was also a […]

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