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Why Stay in the PCUSA?

Paper Presented to Trinity United Presbyterian Church on September 29, 2013 Dear Trinity friends, It was the summer of 1956 and I and two of my best friends decided to travel from our home in Amarillo, Texas, to Okla. City, … Continue reading

Why the Confession of Belhar?

The congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA) are blessed to have a Book of Confessions as the first part of our Constitution. The Book represents a rich spiritual tradition that has nurtured and inspired many people. The eleven Creeds, Confessions, … Continue reading

Welcome to the New Website of LPC

The new website of Laguna Presbyterian Church is beautiful.  It is the work of many people. I especially thank Plain Joe, Beth Pinney, Dorit Lessard, Lorna Cohen, Kathy Sizer, Robert Rose,  and others.  Many hours have been invested in this … Continue reading

John Calvin's 500th Birthday

        2009 is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birthday.  The World Reformed Churches are having many remembrances and celebrations.  Calvin was the leader of the Protestant Refomation in the Swiss canton in which Geneva was located.  The City of … Continue reading

One God, two cultures: June 12, 2009

Todays L.A. Times featured a story about Father Peter Banks, pastor of Brindisi Church on Compton Ave, in Los Angeles.  He is an Irish Catholic priest who years ago was assigned to his parish to minister to a primarily African-American … Continue reading

What A Difference A Year Makes!

The world economic system is in a very different place than it was a year ago.  The bubble burst. We have seen massive real estate foreclosures.  The stock market has been in a melt down.  Businesses have gone under and … Continue reading