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Our Sexual Sin is Not God’s Number One Concern

Today, I learned the sad tale of a colleague (whom I had never met) named Dr. John Gibson, a seminary professor at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, who took his own life days after the Ashley Madison scandal hit. We know … Continue reading

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Consider the Cultural Context

Way back in the 1990s I was taught sermon writing 101.  It included translating the passage from the original languages; examining the textual criticisms of the text; reviewing the passage in the context of its times (both the time period … Continue reading

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What Has the Presbytery Done for Us?

Note:  I wrote this for churches in the Presbytery of South Louisiana but if you are a Presbyterian elsewhere, it will be easy to extrapolate.  TP~~~~ What Does the Presbytery Do for Us? Our presbytery is our next higher level … Continue reading

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3rd Service

Parkway is still taking the concept of New Beginnings seriously.  We recognize that it probably isn’t going to go well for our congregation in the long run if we simply try to just keep doing what we have been doing … Continue reading

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Divestment

  Most of the news out of Detroit last week dealt with the authoritative interpretation of the PC(USA) continuation which would allow for same sex marriages (see my previous post ‘I am a Presbyterian’ on that topic).  The other biggest … Continue reading

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Prophetic Witness

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With the Homeless

One of the great ministries of the Presbyterian Church in Greater New Orleans is the Program of Hope, offered each Wednesday morning, at First Presbyterian in New Orleans.  First, Faith, Lakeview, John Calvin, Kenner, Parkway, and St. Charles Presbyterian all … Continue reading

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