Topic: congregations

was the first missionary bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.Baptized David Jackson Kemper by Dr. Benjamin Moore, the Assistant Rector of his parents' congregation at New Yo ... discuss

Millennials. Narcissists. Entitled. Expectations for our generation could not be lower. I don’t deny the statistics and our flaws, but it breaks my heart how many in the church have written us off ... discuss

Over the next 10 years, a lot of established churches will struggle to find a pastor for the next generation. Why would a Millennial want to pastor an established church with a large portion of older ... discuss

In creation, we have the Spirit breathing His energy, releasing the power of God in the act of creation. We have the same thing in the act of redemption, and we see it again in the divine act of givin ... discuss

He served as Pastor of First Reformed Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Penn., from 1954-1992. He became Pastor Emeritus of the Pittsburgh congregation and Honorably Retired by the Ascension Presbytery ... discuss

Both men married a woman named Jane. Stephen Hawking married Jane Wilde whom he met while a graduate student at Cambridge and they married in 1965. The movie depicts the romance they shared: Jane’s ... discuss

More families and churches are breaking ties with the Girl Scouts because of its connection to the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. This month, the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas was ... discuss

Margo Maris has compiled a list of victims’ needs from her work with them over the years (p.26). 1. To be believed by the Church 2. To hear stated that it is not the victim’s fault. For officials ... discuss

Just as it is a confession to say, “No creed but Christ” so anyone who gathers for worship, no matter how informal the service, no matter whether it is a service where one is allowed to carry a cu ... discuss

On his blog, Lifeway President and CEO Thom Rainer observes that many churches have already dropped the traditional 11 a.m. Sunday service because they supposedly no longer fit the needs of their c ... discuss

Rev. Joel E. Kim has served Westminster Seminary California as Assistant Professor of New Testament since 2005. As a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) he and his family attend ... discuss

7 May AD 1887 Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther was a founding father of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He served as its first president from 1847 to 1850 and again from 1864 to 1878. ... discuss

“Oliveto’s election is historic in that she is the first openly gay bishop of the UMC. Oliveto faced several complaints over her election violating the Book of Discipline, which states tha ... discuss

“The critical role of catechesis in sustaining the church continued to be apparent to subsequent evangelical trailblazers of the English-speaking world. Richard Baxter, John Owen, Charles Spurge ... discuss

4 May AD 1876 Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken stands along-side C.F.W. Walther and Wilhelm Sihler as one of the founding fathers of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod. He was born to P ... discuss

In the last article, we surveyed the wreckage that a fallen pastor leaves behind him and made some suggestions about how to begin repairing the damage. Part of this involves speaking God’s Word of ... discuss

Why Making Life Disciples Making Life Disciples provides congregations with the ministry on-ramp they need to enter into discipleship relationships with the abortion-vulnerable. Free R ... discuss

“In the past three to four years, more and more Chinese ministers have started practicing expository preaching week after week. The consequences have been remarkable and encouraging: congregatio ... discuss

Even so-called seeker sensitive churches have discovered that theological depth appeals to lapsed Christians and non-believers. Last year, Ed Stetzer cited several examples of congregations (such as ... discuss

by Penna Dexter: My husband had back surgery and he’s been rehabbing with a physical therapist who is a Coptic Christian. Her parents migrated to the US from Egypt. When we mentioned the Palm Sund ... discuss

“Douthat adapts Pascal’s case to a more secular age by bracketing belief. For the sake of his argument, it doesn’t matter if there’s such a thing as heaven or hell. The benefits of religio ... discuss

In moving forward, practical and intentional actions should be considered. The PCA Book of Church Order encourages the elders of our churches to “select and appoint godly men and women” t ... discuss

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Rev. Antonio Spadaro, SJ. (Photo: Magyar Kurír.)Brace yourselves. Once again, someone in the Vatican has challenged Church doctrine in a way that implicates Pope Francis, on an issue about which he h ... discuss

Every state has a government and some with Catholic politicians. If the pol supports abortion, then the bishop must excommunicate as required by Canon Law. If he doesn't then he is remiss and neglig ... discuss

Last month Claire and I were blessed to participate in a reunion party involving people from the Christian Brotherhood’s early years. It was a momentous event as more than 50 of us celebrated the gr ... discuss

By Allison LeDoux Conscience and Voting If we were to ask the average person, “What is a conscience?”, many would quickly call to mind Pinocchio’s sidekick Jiminy Cricket who was famous for the ... discuss

By Stephanie Pacheco Mrs. Clinton’s intolerance is as glaring as Mr. Trump’s; she merely has a different target: religious liberty. Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has insulted women, person ... discuss

I live in Connecticut where we have plenty of pick-your-own apple orchards to visit in the autumn. I love the crazy looking old trees like this one. They look like a lost cause, but the only reason th ... discuss

This book is part memoir and part reflections. The author, Mike McHargue, identified as a former Christian turned atheist. His focus for this book? It's science that brought him back to faith in Chr ... discuss

Image source: ancoraonline.it.On Friday, as I’m sure most of you know, the Vatican Press released Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Predictably, everyone wh ... discuss

The Centers for Disease Control acknowledges that:    "The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include mu ... discuss

Every election year, we hear about the "evangelical vote." Political commentators talk about the "religious right wing voting bloc." This election year is no different. I'm paying more attention ... discuss

There's so much more to the Christian life than the work of abolishing human abortion.  Sometimes abolitionists forget that and act as though professing Christians are not Christians at all if th ... discuss

Frank Turk joins me this month to discuss our relationship to the local church. Frank is a blogger at Pyromaniacs, centuri0n.blogspot.com and Calvinist Gadfly. Frank has been quite passionate for man ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you.Welcome to another iteration of my irregular, quick-draw, short news commentary. Let's get going.The canonical visitation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (L ... discuss

If you were in similar shoes as mine, which, alas, were not in Rome yesterday, I hope you enjoyed watching EWTN's production of the Mass of canonization as much as I did. (I think there's still an opp ... discuss

I recently began working with the Johnson County Hospice. When first asked to apply, I considered some of the ethical and religious underpinnings of hospice care. I didn’t want to get into somethin ... discuss

Mars Hill Church began as a small gathering in Mark Driscoll’s home in 1996 and soon became one of the fastest-growing churches in the country. But the church that was praised just last year as one ... discuss

Before the trees in Denver turned fiery red and snow began to swirl and blow, our motley crew at the evil Planned Parenthood child sacrifice center were paid a visit by a businessman from Wyoming.Our ... discuss

Don’t Forfeit Your Banquet Invitation What if you held a feast and no one came? Jesus dealt with this in the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24). He told of a rich man who “invited many ... discuss

Doing this as a public post... A friend and I had a discussion in her LJ that meandered onto the topic of footwashing, and I promised a post here about the two most meaningful footwashing experiences ... discuss

After adding the most recent additions to the Big Blogroll O’ Vark®™© to my links, I thought I’d mention again the usefulness of such resources to fellow bloggers.Our links ... discuss

reposting for my Friend, Pastor HoyeA Weekly Column By Walter B. Hoye II Conflict Of Interest In the abortion debate, is there a "Conflict of Interest" within the Black community and among her leade ... discuss

I had intended to blog an entry about this a couple of weeks ago but forgot (not a big surprise coming from me). Anyway, I don't know how many dioceses operate in this fashion, but in Detroit the Chr ... discuss

I paid a recent visit to our denomination’s website, The Evangelical Presbyterian Church. I was struck by the clarity, cogency and compassion of our official positional paper regarding abortion. I ... discuss

The Presbytery of Arkansas met yesterday at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville where commissioners voted 116 to 64 to allow homosexuals to serve as decons, elders, and ministers in Presbyteri ... discuss

From Tennessean.com:Two teens suspected of using church bulletins to help pull off burglaries in the Summerfield subdivision off Murfreesboro Pike have been arrested, Metro police report.Dante Leo Joh ... discuss

In this video, Pastor Caesar Lafleur is sending a Pro-Life mesaage to Pastor's around the world, encouraging them to get involved with anti-abortion / Pro-Life issues, and to speak the truth to their ... discuss

Joe Velaidum, a religious studies professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, says that church congregations are aging and shrinking because individual spirituality is a growing trend among y ... discuss

AJ makes a valiant effort to puff New Westminster Diocese, but fails.  Maybe it just can't be done. For five years, an empty table has sat among the bustling hall full of tables occupied by ... discuss

I can't help thinking that if Peter Akinola were leading the Anglican Church of Canada, our pews would be full; we'd be building more churches, not trying to close 'em down consolidate par ... discuss

Pakistani Muslims are so very sensitive. It is dangerous to say that Christ is the son of God because this declaration “hurts the feelings of many Pakistani Muslims” who “do not wan ... discuss

It is estimated that about 5000 Muslims living in Germany convert to Christianity every year.  Bishop Wolfgang Huber (photo at right), Chairman of the German Evangelical Church, says they are bei ... discuss

From RCRC Episcopal Church, 1988We regard all abortion as having a tragic dimension,calling for the concern and compassion of all the Christiancommunity….In those cases where an abortion is being co ... discuss

Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge were responsible for the deaths of millions of Cambodians between 1975 and 1979.  Their last stronghold was the town of Pailin near the Thai border.  Pailin would ... discuss

Another day, another tone-deaf report from Anglican Journal.  Archbishop Hutchison has spoken again to AJ, with mixed results. The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada doesn’t seem to h ... discuss

I had intended to blog an entry about this a couple of weeks ago but forgot (not a big surprise coming from me). Anyway, I don't know how many dioceses operate in this fashion, but in Detroit the Chr ... discuss

WORLD Magazine has honoured as its 2006 Daniels of the Year two great leaders of the Anglican Communion: Peter Jasper Akinola, Archbishop of the Province of Nigeria, and Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop ... discuss

"Metropolitan Community Church" has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Wikipedia decribes it as a Christian church, but there's a catch. If you bring your kids to visit one of the hundreds of this d ... discuss

I kid you not.  The infamous Nolbert Kunonga, Anglican Bishop of Mugabe Harare, has ordered Sunday worship services canceled so everyone can devote full attention to his wedding anniversary. The ... discuss

The Rt Rev Donald Harvey, retired Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, has been moderator of the Anglican Network in Canada since its inception in 2004.  He has spoken repeatedly and forc ... discuss

The Primates of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa today issued an open letter concerning the Episcopal Church's General Convention.  Here's the whole thing. We, the Primates of ... discuss

The quantity and quality of live blogging from GC2006 has been mind-boggling and awe-inspiring.  The Episcopal Church has within its ranks some technologically astute and hard-working people.&nbs ... discuss

Just when you thought you heard it all. A number of Protestant megachurches are closing their doors on Christmas. Apparently opening 'Holiday' gifts is more important than celebrating the birth of ... discuss

Did you hear any of Dennis Rader’s confession yesterday? For more than an hour, the BTK killer provided Sedgwick County District Court Judge Gregory Waller the requisite “factual basis” for his ... discuss

I am perhaps the strangest attorney you could meet. I am a right wing, religious conservative, evangelical criminal defense attorney. The reason I left the District Attorney’s office was so I could ... discuss




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