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James L. McCullough

Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

The audience takes part in an opening prayer at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."  (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)

Is Theology or Demography Killing the PCUSA?

September 25, 2015

Global Presbyterian denominations continue to distance themselves from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in response to actions of its General Assembly to permit the ordination of practicing homosexuals and to redefine Christian marriage to allow same-sex weddings.

Interfaith Worker Justice

PCUSA Affirming Higher Unemployment

September 8, 2015

Just as the great European cathedrals could never be built without a thorough understanding of the laws of geometry, an ardent desire for worker justice is impossible if it is unmoored from the economic realities of our world.

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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

June 22, 2015

A United Church of Christ panel recently examined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of the denomination’s General Synod later this week.


Union Theological Seminary Rips RFRA Laws

June 16, 2015

Union Theological Seminary bowed the knee to leftism. How has this affected its views of sexuality and religious freedom?


Presbyterians and “Decently Ordered” Schism

May 28, 2015

A Michigan Presbyterian digs up some uncomfortable survey results while his congregation considers departing the PCUSA.

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Presbyterians Collapsing, or “Settling Into The New Thing God is Creating”?

May 13, 2015

A slimmed-down Presbyterian Church (USA) is apparently getting ready for beach season after shedding unwanted excess members, according to a cheery report by the denomination’s top official.


Same-Sex Marriage and Missing Churches

March 20, 2015

In a report on same-sex marriage and churches, Religion News Service lists a tiny Baptist denomination that supports it, and omits dozens of larger churches that do not.


Presbyterians Back Anti-Israel Divestment

June 20, 2014

Presbyterian commissioners have voted to divest the 1.76 million-member denomination from three companies that do business with Israel.


Presbyterians Redefine Marriage

June 19, 2014

Presbyterians have voted to allow their pastors to preside over marriages between people of the same sex in states where it is legal.


Protestants and Anti-Israel Divestment

June 19, 2014

Anti-Israel divestment activists are unrelenting in their campaign. Their claim about United Methodist support, which is nebulous, may not have the intended effect on Presbyterians.


Marriage, Anti-Israel Divestment Fights Ahead for Presbyterians Gathering in Detroit

June 12, 2014

Amid spiraling membership, proposals to redefine marriage and end denominational investments with companies that do business with Israel will be before commissioners this week at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly.