Archive for tag: Presbyterian Church USA

Archive pour tag : Presbyterian Church USA

Will the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Continue in COCU?

by John A. Bolt. Reprinted from “The Presbyterian Outlook” [DALLAS] Nearly four decades of Presbyterian presence in the Consultation on Church Union (COCU) could come to an end in Syracuse as commissioners to the 209th General Assembly consider whether to proceed in the face of overwhelming presbytery rejection of the mechanism proposed to participate in
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Posted: June 19, 1997 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4915
Categories: News, OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, church union, Consultation on Church Union, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA
Transmis : 19 juin 1997 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4915
Catégorie : News, OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, church union, Consultation on Church Union, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA


Peacemaking conference address stirs theological controversy

Some say news reports were ‘misleading’ by Jerry L. Van Marter, PCUSA News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. — So what’s the big deal about Dirk Ficca? Ficca, a Presbyterian minister member of Chicago Presbytery and executive director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, ignited yet another heated theological debate in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) when
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Posted: August 16, 2000 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=4934
Categories: NewsIn this article: interfaith, Presbyterian Church USA, salvation
Transmis : 16 aoüt 2000 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=4934
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : interfaith, Presbyterian Church USA, salvation


On Unity: Jesus Christ, The Hope of the Church

We hear complaints these days decrying much that is wrong with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): ministers with questionable theology, regrettable statements from denominational officials, and misguided decisions by judicatories at all levels. One effect of these recitations surely is to leave under a cloud Presbyterians who profess continuing loyalty to the denomination. We who remain affiliated with the denomination are often portrayed by separation-minded colleagues as sell-outs, as compromisers, as “lukewarm Laodiceans” who have sacrificed theological and biblical integrity for the sake of unity-at-any-price.

We reject these portrayals and intend now to declare the biblical and confessional faith that leads us to keep faith with our brothers and sisters within the PC(USA). We contend that the decision to remain within the fellowship involves neither a softening of confessional commitments nor a sentimental minimizing of the problems afflicting the denomination. Rather, our commitment to hold firm in common life with our fellow Presbyterians is grounded in the recognition that the hope of the church lies nowhere else than in the saving Lordship of Jesus Christ its Head.

The corollary to this affirmation is the recognition that the decision to leave is questionable as an act of Christian faithfulness. While we do not doubt the godly intentions of many who have left or are considering leaving, we suggest that the path of separation tends to reflect a certain kind of despairing unbelief regarding Christ’s presence in and with the church, an abandonment of hope in a living, acting, and reigning Lord Jesus. Such a position stands in contradiction to the Gospel.
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Posted: October 29, 2007 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7287
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA
Transmis : 29 octobre 2007 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7287
Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA


PC(USA) General Assembly adopts new ecumenical top ten

The question of how Christians can witness to their faith in an interfaith world is never easy — and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is hoping to provide guidance in that through a new ecumenical policy statement.

With little discussion, the 218th General Assembly approved the new policy statement on June 25 – listing 10 priorities ranging from peacemaking to bringing more ecumenical voices to the table.

The assembly also reaffirmed the PC(USA)’s commitment to continue working through the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the National Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches, while at the same time strengthening other ecumenical relationships.

And the document contains a biblical and confessional section and an historical overview of the PC(USA)’s long-time ecumenical involvements – putting the 10 priorities into context.

The statement is an effort to explain “why we do what we do” in ecumenical work, said Edward W. Chan, an elder from Los Angeles and chair of the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical Relations.

The last policy statements were written before the northern and southern branches of the Presbyterian Church re-united in 1983, and the world has changed a lot since then, Chan told the assembly.
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Posted: June 26, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7283
Categories: NewsIn this article: ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA
Transmis : 26 juin 2008 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7283
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA


Moravians establish covenant relationship with PCUSA

Moravians establish covenant relationship with PCUSA

The Southern Province of the Moravian Church in America voted last week to enter into a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With the Northern Province of the church having taken a similar vote in June, the PCUSA is now in covenant relationship with all North American Moravians except those in Alaska, which is a separate province.
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Posted: September 14, 2010 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=636
Categories: NewsIn this article: covenant, Moravian, Presbyterian Church USA
Transmis : 14 septembre 2010 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=636
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : covenant, Moravian, Presbyterian Church USA


Mouw presses the heart of the matter

Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993-2013)When Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, was asked to speak at the Fellowship of Presbyterians’ big gathering in Minneapolis, organizers asked him not to say what he personally thinks Presbyterians ought to do in response to the latest crisis.

Mouw is well aware that many congregations and individuals are considering leaving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), part of the fallout from the denomination’s recent decision to lift the categorical prohibition against the ordination of sexually active gays and lesbians.

So Mouw spoke instead during evening worship Aug. 25 about what Presbyterians should hold in their hearts and minds as they consider their options – and in doing so, he issued a call to theological orthodoxy, expanded ecumenism, a renewed commitment to the ordination of women and increased efforts to care for the world. He challenged evangelicals now in the PC(USA) to learn from those both more conservative and more liberal than themselves.
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Posted: August 26, 2011 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7341
Categories: NewsIn this article: Presbyterian Church USA, Reformed churches, schism
Transmis : 26 aoüt 2011 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7341
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Presbyterian Church USA, Reformed churches, schism


Carlos Malave to head Christian Churches Together in the USA

The Rev. Carlos Malave, who for the past 11 years has served as associate for ecumenical relations in the Office of the General Assembly, has accepted a call as executive director for Christian Churches Together (CCT).

Created in 2001, CCT is a forum of more than 35 churches and Christian organizations that encompasses the broad diversity of Christianity in the U.S. ― Evangelical, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Pentecostals, historic Protestant, Racial and Ethnic churches.

“I’m convinced CCT offers hope to our country for a reconciliation that’s inclusive of all Christian traditions,” Malave told Presbyterian News Service in a June 14 interview. His selection as CCT’s executive director was confirmed June 19. “CCT is still an experiment in the works,” Malave said. “There are still some gaps, but the intention and possibility of being fully inclusive is there.”
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Posted: June 22, 2012 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7275
Categories: PCUSA NewsIn this article: Christian Churches Together, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA
Transmis : 22 juin 2012 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7275
Catégorie : PCUSA NewsDans cet article : Christian Churches Together, ecumenism, Presbyterian Church USA