Category Archives: reformed

Kirk Moderator meets Pope Francis


  The moderator presented the Pope with a Dove of Peace (The modern Church of Scotland is Reformed and Presbyterian. The history of how it grew into its present shape starts more than 1,500 years ago. This gesture between the … Continue reading

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United Methodists, Pessimism and God’s Surprises


This article applies to a number of denominations.  It is not unique with Methodists.  Elements of it can be found in various Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Evangelical, and other Protestant groups, not to mention the various splinter groups. Fr. Orthohippo Being … Continue reading

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Church will be asked to accept gays


    The general synod of the Dutch Reformed Church will be asked by its Western Cape moderator to consider accepting homosexual relationships and pastors, Beeld reported on Thursday. Western Cape moderator Dr Frits Gaum said the proposals were the … Continue reading

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EARLIEST CHRISTIAN PRACTICES and 21st Century understandings


We all believe the Holy Spirit guides and empowers the church. There are reasons why Christians have done things in certain ways over the centuries. What were their reasons? Present day Christians are slow to ask that question unless they … Continue reading

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THE LOST ART OF RIGHTEOUSNESS REVISITED


“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of thorns.” … Continue reading

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SOME WAYS OF SELECTING THE LEADER OF THE CHURCH


Roman Catholic cardinals of specified age gather in consistory to elect a new pope.  Many Protestant and Anglican groups gather both clergy and laymen who vote upon names nominated until they have a majority vote.  The Church of England adds … Continue reading

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CONFUSING THE SERVICE WITH THE MESSAGE. ——OOPS.


…and you lost me Lutheran Satire Here is a conversation you might  hear in some circles. Sometimes those who understand and employ high church ritual and procedures slip over a line.  It is possible to use rite and ritual in … Continue reading

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