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The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 10

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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 […]

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Preachers Challenge IRS by Endorsing Candidates

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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 […]

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Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

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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 […]

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Mo Ranch . . . Only in Texas

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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 […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 9

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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 […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 8

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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 […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 7

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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 […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 6

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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 […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

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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’s New High School

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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 […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 5

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Part 5 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I offered a theological critique of the Book of Order’s statement that all church property “is held in […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 4

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Part 4 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I began to lay out my objections to the notion, as stated in the PC(USA) Book of Order, […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 3

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Part 3 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Friends: Thanks for your many helpful comments. I’m glad this can be a place where people can interact freely and respectfully. I […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 2

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Part 2 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series, I offered some reasons why it is hard for a church, and therefore church members […]

Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Part 6

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Part 6 of series: Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series This post is Part 6 of the series Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? It is also Part 1 of a […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

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A Holy People READ Isaiah 4:3 All who remain in Zion will be a holy people— those who survive the destruction of Jerusalem and are recorded among the living. Isaiah 4:1-6 In the opening chapters of Isaiah, God condemns Israel […]

A Strange View of Hurricane Ike

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Tonight at the football game of Boerne Champion High School, we had a strange view of the outer cloud bands of Hurricane Ike. Boerne, Texas, where is live, is about 200 miles from Houston, safely out of danger from Ike’s […]

Only in Texas . . .

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Here’s a photo of a recent billboard at the community center in my hometown of Boerne. I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of interested in the “PLUMBING GUITAR DANCE.” I’ve been to plenty of dances in my life, […]

Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Part 5

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Part 5 of series: Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far in this series I’ve given five answers to the question: Why don’t you just leave the PC(USA)? They are: […]

Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Part 4

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Part 4 of series: Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series To this point I’ve given four answers to the question: Why don’t you just leave the PC(USA)? They are: 1. I’m […]

Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Part 3

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Part 3 of series: Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far I’ve offered three answers to the question: Why don’t you just leave the PC(USA)? They are: 1. I’m not […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

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All Authority READ Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18 All authority! The Heavenly Father gave Jesus all authority in the universe. This does not mean, […]

Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Part 2

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Part 2 of series: Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began to answer the question: Why don’t you just leave the PC(USA)? My first reason was: I’m not leaving […]

Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)?

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Part 1 of series: Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series This series is an extension of my recent series, The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited. That series took a […]

Postscript: Michael Card and the PC(USA) Exegesis Exam

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Part 5 of series: Presbyterian Exegesis Exam Changed Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I had thought that I was finished weighing in on recent changes in the PC(USA) exegesis exam. But an experience I had this […]

A Thought for Labor Day

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On this Labor Day, may you consider the meaning of your work, and how you can do all things for the Lord. May you have a blessed Labor Day!

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with ...

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