Category Archives: The Church

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From a Chapter on the ELCA Today: Transdenomination to Transgender

New Light Shed on Reformation Historical Markers – Contemporary Focus on Unity In Philadelphia, August 1997, the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” which results from years of Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialog aimed

First Presbyterian Church

Presbyterians in Transition: From Amendment B to Amendment B-Plus

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has adopted a new proposed amendment (B Plus) that will significantly weaken the restrictive ban (Amendment B) on gays and lesbians in the church’s ordained leadership. Amendment B requires church officers (elders, deacons, clergy) to “live in

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Living Faith in Launceston, Australia

Pilgrim Uniting Church is part of the Uniting Church in Australia, (UCA) an amalgamation of the Methodist, Congregational and most Presbyterian Churches. This year we celebrate our twentieth birthday. Importantly, at the National Assembly to be held in Perth, Western Australia in July this year,

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The Future of the Church

From the Ontario Centre for Religious Freedom Many gays and lesbians remain partially or completely in the “closet”. They often find the Church as the last place that they would want to “come out”, because of the fear of rejection and homophobia. This is unfortunate,

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. Photo by Gregory Hayes on Unsplash

Update: Greenville MCC Victorious!

MCC Greenville will soon be holding services in their new building, now that the city has approved the move. Last issue we told you the story of Greenville MCC. They were denied a permit by the city for what the zoning board said was a