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Presbyterians treat all God’s children with dignity and respect.
The lives you disparage have worth and value.
On the Democratic side, there is another noteworthy candidate who similarly fails to match the expected religious profile
We, the undersigned persons from the community at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, denounce the statements made by Donald Trump regarding banning Muslims from the United States.
With the letter to Donald Trump that was sent out last week, the "Jesus was not political" faction of our dear Presbyterian Church (USA) must be flipping out!
His paternal grandmother’s maiden name was “Christ.”
I believe in divestment, where appropriate. Threatening to pull our money out of corporations doing business in certain parts of the world can be a good idea, if done in the right place and for the right reasons. Divestment is a terrible idea for Israel.
Boycotting and divesting from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation are not actions aimed against Jews in Israel. Rather, they are means of sending a clear message to the Israeli government that its treatment of the Palestinians is abhorrent.
2014-05-22-20140521JohnRussellStangersmall.jpgAfter learning that his religion was anti-LGBTQ, John Russell Stanger, now the first openly gay Presbyterian minister ordained in Texas, stayed in the closet even while earning his B.A. in religion. It was in seminary that John figured out that Jesus would in fact be very accepting and loving toward LGBTQ people.
Church is a funny thing. An ever cyclical journey of division, reunion, amazement, disappointment, joy, despair, hope and love -- it's the place that I call home.
Normally I would not leverage a personal occasion like this to make a theological and political statement, but with permission from my lovely wife of now 22 years, I want to reaffirm my support of Biblical marriage.
In a world where humility is considered more a weakness than a virtue, she was self-effacing and dedicated to serving others. A lot of us are going to miss Deborah Bruce.
Despite my obvious denominational loyalty I'm not sure Christian denominations have a future -- or whether they even should. Here are five reasons that I not only suspect the day of denominations has passed.
God knew me and loved me before I was even formed. God chose to make me bisexual.
What will prevent ECO from becoming just another Presbyterian denomination burdened by structure and organization? 
With recent developments in the PCUSA constitution that now make it possible for openly LGBTQ folks to be ordained into leadership, there has been quite a bit of finger-pointing and blame.
Corporate engagement efforts "have not produced any substantive change in company policies or practices, and there is little