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The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 16

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Part 16 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today I’ll finish this series on the PC(USA) and property. (Is that cheering I hear in the background?) I thought I’d review […]

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The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 15

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Part 15 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series As I’ve explained in two recent posts, on Thursday, June 26, 2008, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved Resolution […]

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The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 14

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Part 14 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In recent posts I’ve argued that the Presbytery of Eastern Oklahoma should allow the Kirk of the Hills to keep its property […]

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The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 13

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Part 13 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series On Friday I summarized a breaking story from the Tulsa World. After two years of litigation, the Presbytery of Eastern Oklahoma has […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 12

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Part 12 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I ended yesterday’s post by promising to discuss another stunning move by the General Assembly in relationship to the church property issue. […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 11

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Part 11 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I summarized one action of the 2008 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Assembly voted in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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