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Excellence award presented to retired Auburn Seminary president Barbara Wheeler

Barbara Wheeler, recently retired president of Auburn Seminary and founder of the Center for the Study of Theological Education, was given the Excellence of Theological Education Award at the 219th General Assembly (2010) on Wednesday.


Posted at July 8, 2010 1:44 a.m. in ga219

PHEWA awards reception honors “whole ministry”

Great ministries and faithful people were celebrated Monday evening at the 219th General Assembly as members of the Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association gathered to honor programs related to six of its 10 networks.


Posted at July 8, 2010 1:35 a.m.

Voluntary AIDS/HIV test participants include top PC(USA) officers

Eighty-nine Presbyterians participated in voluntary confidential HIV/AIDS testing conducted at the 219th General Assembly by the Presbyterian AIDS Network.


Posted at July 8, 2010 1:13 a.m. in ga219

Advocates of Palestinian school, artisans honored for 17 years of service

Images of the Middle East welcomed guests to a gathering at the 219th General Assembly (2010) in celebration of the mission and vision of the Rawdat El Zuhur School in East Jerusalem and in honor of the achievements of two of the school’s most passionate advocates.


Posted at July 8, 2010 1:10 a.m. in ga219 , westminster presbyterian church

Politics, sex and a popular pastor of the 1800s: The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher

Some may call the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher notorious, but Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate thinks he’s a human being who got caught up in the trap of being a minister. Applegate spoke Tuesday at the Presbyterian Historical Society’s luncheon.


Posted at July 8, 2010 1:06 a.m.

Presbyterians for Renewal reminded: believers result from history, tradition

Professor of Reformed Theology at Pittsburgh Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Andrew Purves, spoke to the Presbyterians for Renewal (PFR) breakfast Wednesday morning about Christians’ need for and inability to escape from church history and tradition. 


Posted at July 8, 2010 12:48 a.m. in ga219 , presbyterians for renewal

Peacemaking Program celebrates 30 years

Presbyterians and their peacemaking allies gathered Tuesday night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.


Posted at July 8, 2010 12:42 a.m. in ga219 , peacemaking

219th General Assembly approves new Form of Government

The 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by a more than 2-to-1 margin Wednesday to send the proposed Foundations of Presbyterian Polity and revised Form of Government to the presbyteries for ratification.

The Assembly voted 468 to 204 with 6 abstentions.


Posted at July 8, 2010 12:28 a.m. in fog , form of government , ga219

Four More Years

With a unanimous shout of “Amen!” the 219th General Assembly ratified a second four-year term for Linda Bryant Valentine to serve as executive director of the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC).


Posted at July 8, 2010 12:12 a.m. in ga219

Whitsitt installed as Vice Moderator of the 219th General Assembly

The Rev. Landon Whitsitt wants the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be like Wikipedia, the open-source online encyclopedia. It’s accessible to all, and anyone who wants to can make a contribution.


Posted at July 8, 2010 12:06 a.m. in ga219 , vice moderator