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223rd General Assembly–Day Two

The morning began with a trip to Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, PC(USA) on a bus with some other commissioners. Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by several members, told about things without having to ask, and introduced to the table with homemade cookies and coffee. I talked with several people and sat in the back of ...
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223rd General Assembly–Day One

I arrived in St. Louis yesterday and began my work with the 223rd General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) today. The PC(USA) is alive and well despite what some may think. In preparation for my committee assignment, Middle East Issues, Committee 12, I elected to attend the Presbyterians for Peace in the Middle East breakfast. We had ...
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The Site is Back Up

I am back on the web and hope to blog a little more. In my absence, I have completed my Ph.D., completed by rotation through the offices of the National Society of Professional Engineers, become a grandfather, and fully converted to a Mac. Converting to the Mac was part of the issue. My old site ...
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Church Woes

The Session of First Presbyterian Church Starkville, MS went to court to sue the St. Andrew Presbytery over property issues. The root of the complaint is whether the PC(USA) has a trust interest in the property of the local church. According to my elder training that is indeed the case but others disagreed. The judge ...
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UK Travel Advisory

So, the United Kingdom has issued a travel advisory for its citizens traveling to Mississippi. I have seen some bad times in Mississippi but it seemed like we were making progress. The “Whites Only” and “No Blacks Allowed” signs had disappeared, at least from the restaurants and restrooms, but obviously not from the minds of ...
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