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  • Pits, Pitfalls, and Possibilities

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 3:39 pm

    October 22, 2014 Office of the General Assembly Louisville The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), preached on the theme “Pits, Pitfalls, and Possibilities” during opening worship of the 2014 Polity Conference on October 19.

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  • Benjamin A. Reist remembered

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    Benjamin A. Reist remembered SFTS systematic theology professor inspired generations of students October 22, 2014 The Rev. Benjamin A. Reist —Courtesy of SFTS Presbyterian News Service Jerry L. Van Marter SAN ANSELMO, Calif. Benjamin A. Reist, who inspired and challenged generations of students —including this reporter — for five decades as professor of systematic theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary, died peacefully on Sept. 15.  The cause of death was complications arising from Alzheimer’s disease.  He was 87.

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  • Nearly Million Lilly Endowment grant renews work of Louisville Institute

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Grant to advance work with pastors, theological educators, religion scholars, seminaries and churches October 22, 2014 Presbyterian News Service Chris Wooten Louisville Seminary Communications Director LOUISVILLE Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a grant of just under million (,993,517) to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to continue the work of the Louisville Institute through 2018. Supported by Lilly since 1990, the Institute has been a national leader in the study of religion and support of pastors and church leaders in North America.

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  • Bishops' debate over gays: Lost in translation?

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 9:00 am

    October 22, 2014 Religion News Service Josephine McKenna VATICAN CITY The tug-of-war at the Vatican over calls for the Catholic Church to be more open to gays and cohabiting couples intensified Oct. 16 as conservative bishops sought to rein in or renounce draft language they feared might condone lifestyles not in accord with church teachings.

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  • Hope beyond the walls

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 4:48 pm

    PC(USA) delegation hears words of encouragement in Palestinian camp October 21, 2014 Presbyterian News Service Rick Jones, Communications Strategist: Compassion, Peace and Justice Special to Presbyterian News Service AIDA, West Bank-Palestine High concrete walls, barbed wire, deteriorating buildings, and a large, rusty key over an archway are strong reminders of the daily lives of Palestinians at Aida, a refugee camp just north of Bethlehem in the central West Bank. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Moderator Heath Rada traveled to the camp during[…]

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