Thursday, July 12, 2007

11 July 2007

Headlines - Wednesday, July 11, 2007

[1] Dr. Harold O.J. Brown
[2] Mr. Robert C. Cannada Sr.
[3] Rome and Geneva Remain at Odds
[4] RP Minister Rallies 100,000 in Prayer

1. Dr. Harold O.J. Brown

Dr. Harold O.J. Brown passed away 8 July, 2007. His funeral will be conducted 12 July at Springs Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service will be held in Charlotte on Saturday, 28 July at 2:00 pm, at Carmel Presbyterian Church, across the street from the Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte campus.

Accommodations will be available at the South Park Courtyard by Marriott(, located at 6023 Park South Drive, (704) 552-7333 (rooms cost $109 or US$119/night; if you are looking for less expensive accommodations, please contact the RTS Admissions office, (704) 688-4220, for a list of other local hotels).

Dr. Harold O. J. Brown earned four degrees from Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School. He also studied at the University of Marburg, Germany, and the University of Vienna, Austria, and taught courses in Basel, Switzerland, and Yeotmal, India. With former United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D., Brown co-founded the Christian Action Council. At the time of his death, Brown was the director of the Center on Religion and Society at the Rockford Institute and taught in the International Seminar on Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

Brown's published works include The Protest of a Troubled Protestant (1969), Christianity and the Class Struggle (1970), Death Before Birth (1977), The Reconstruction of the Republic (1977), Heresies: The Image of Christ in the Mirror of Heresy and Orthodoxy from the Apostles to the Present (1984), and Sensate Culture (1996).

+ Springs Presbyterian Church, 1060 West Withlacoochee Trail, Dunellon, Florida (352) 489 8992

For more information, consult Christianity Today.

2. Mr. Robert C. Cannada Sr.

Robert C. Cannada, Sr., died 5 July 2007, after an illness of five months. Born in Edwards, Mississippi, 29 July 1920, Cannada was an elder for 50 years at First Presbyterian Church, in Jackson, a founder and former Board chairman for 25 years of Reformed Theological Seminary, a founder and former Managing Partner for 25 years at the law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada, and an officer in the Navy and veteran of World War II and of the Korean War.

+ Reformed Theological Seminary (5422 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS 39211

For more information, consult Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada.

3. Rome and Geneva Remain at Odds

A new document authorized by Pope Benedict XVI restating Roman Catholic views that Protestant denominations are not churches "in the proper sense" has been criticized as setting back the quest for Christian unity. "An exclusive claim that identifies the Roman Catholic Church as the one church of Jesus Christ, as we read in the statement ... goes against the spirit of our Christian calling towards oneness in Christ," said the Rev. Setri Nyomi, general secretary of the Geneva-based World Alliance of Reformed Churches. The alliance groups 214 churches with roots in the 16th Century Protestant Reformation.

The document says that Protestant denominations of the Reformation "have not preserved the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery [and] cannot, according to Catholic doctrine, be called 'Churches' in the proper sense".

+ Ecumenical News International, PO Box 2100, CH - 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

4 RP Minister Rallies 100,000 in Prayer

Over 100,000 young people came from all over the nation to Nashville, Tennessee, on 9 July to pray and seek God for revival. The event, sponsored by The Call, focused on prayer and repentance for the sins of the nation.

"We've seen 40 million abortions in America, and I ask for forgiveness," said Kansas Senator and presidential hopeful Sam Brownback, who addressed the packed stadium, home to the Tennessee Titans football team.

Leaders included endy Wright, President of Concerned Women For America, Rev. Rob Schenk, Director of the National Clergy Council, Eric Wittington, National Director of Rock for Life, and Rev. Pat Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, DC, and member of the original Operation Rescue leadership team during the historic 1991 Summer of Mercy.

+ Operation Rescue, PO Box 782888, Wichita, KS 67278-2888

+ Faith and Action

For more information, consult WKRN Nashville