Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 December 2012

Presbyterians Week Headlines

[1] On Behalf of the Kirk, Law Officers Invade Prayer Meeting in St. George’s Tron, Glasgow, Scotland to Demand Return of Bibles, Hymn Books, and an Organ

[2] PCUSA Church Organist Shot and Killed by Ex-Husband during 2 December 2012 Church Service

[3] CRCNA to Cut Publishing Staff

[4] New Website and New Offerings from Inheritance Publications

Headlines from Christian Concern

Headlines from The Christian Institute

Articles from

Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

The Religion of Peace


[1] On Behalf of the Kirk, Law Officers Invade Prayer Meeting in St. George’s Tron, Glasgow, Scotland to Demand Return of Bibles, Hymn Books, and an Organ

A 7 December 2012 The Herald article by Brian Donnelly titled “Kirk under Fire as Court Officers Disrupt Prayers reports that law officers acting on behalf of the
Church of Scotland (CoS) entered a prayer meeting at St. George’s Tron, Glasgow, Scotland to serve papers demanding the return of Bibles, hymn books, and an organ. The CoS had previously threatened the congregation with eviction from the premises after it split from the CoS in opposition to the ordination of homosexual ministers.

St. George’s Tron pastor the Rev. Dr. William Philip commented: “To disrupt a prayer meeting in that way and demand the organ and other key items that were gifted to the congregation, just weeks before Christmas, truly beggars belief.

“Not content to evict us, it seems they are determined to publicly humiliate our leaders and frighten our members, some of whom are vulnerable people.

“It is shameful. Having law officers disrupt a church meeting and intimidate a church is something we associate with China or former Soviet dictatorships but is the last thing we expected from the so-called national Church.”

"We have sought to avoid going to the courts at every opportunity which is why we took the decision to vacate the building rather than fight for it, trusting God as we enter this new phase of ministry to which he has called us. But to do this we need resources like our hymn books, organ and bibles, so we have been left with no other option but to contest this petty and ridiculous action."

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Church of Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN, Scotland, 0131-225-5722

[2] PCUSA Church Organist Shot and Killed by Ex-Husband during 2 December 2012 Church Service

Darlene Sitler, choir director and organist at First United Presbyterian Church (
Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)) of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, was shot and killed by her ex-husband Gregory Eldred during the 2 December 2012 church service.

Eldred was reported to have entered the church, pointed the gun and fired at Ms. Sitler, left the church, and returned five minutes later saying he wanted to finish the job, whereupon Eldred shot Ms. Sitler two more times before being subdued by congregation members.

Eldred was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.

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[3] CRCNA to Cut Publishing Staff

A 6 December 2012 Michigan Live article by Matt Vande Bunte titled “Christian Reformed Church to Cut Publishing Staff” reported that the
Christian Reformed Church in North America will cut by eighteen percent the staff of the denomination’s publishing arm Faith Alive Christian Resources due to lagging revenues and increasing costs.

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[4] New Website and New Offerings from Inheritance Publications

Inheritance Publications has a new website at:

Due to increasing costs of production, prices on the new website are higher than on the old, but through 31 December 2012, savings of ten to twenty-five percent below prices on the new website will remain in effect. The old website is at:

The new English translation of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh: Daily Meditations on the Bible for Reformation of Family, Church, and State by Klaas Schilder is now available for the special pre-publication price of US$29.95 plus shipping. Schilder, who dedicated his whole life to the service of the Lord and to the ongoing reformation of His Church, reveals in this book the importance of ongoing regeneration in the life of a Christian as well.

One new book has been published in 2012, Little Yellow Farm House in Iowa: A Fictionalized Biography of Katherine Vastenhout by Carol Brands. This book is in the series “Precious Memories: Book 2: Years Eleven through Seventeen: World War II Years.”

When the Kroontje family moved into their second tiny house, they had no idea that within months of their move that Uncle Bill Tilstra would be assigned to the U.S.S. Arizona, the first ship Japan bombed in Pearl Harbor. Nor did they know that three of Uncle Bill's ships would be destroyed – but that he would be spared from death in ways that were clearly God's providential care…yet so horrific that he hated talking about the war.

While war loomed in the background, with Uncle Bill always on the family's mind, Katherine's farm life continued with a mixture of stories – some humorous, some serious, some full of neighborliness, some with tragedy.

Join the Kroontje family — living daily life on an Iowa farm even while World War II is being fought across the oceans.

Little Yellow Farm House in Iowa is available for US$11.95 plus shipping.

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Headlines from Christian Concern

Headlines of the past week from
Christian Concern:

-- Nationwide Prayer for Repentance, Revival and Reformation in Great Britain Scheduled 12 December 2012

-- Application for Mega-Mosque in London Rejected by Newham Council

-- U.K. Boy Scouts Consider Removing ‘God’ from Promise

-- Complaint against Judge for Support of Traditional Marriage Dismissed

-- South African Christian Provincial MP Accused of Hate Speech for Views on Homosexuality

Christian Concern, 70 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AX, England, 020 7935 1488, Contact Page

Headlines from The Christian Institute

Headlines of the past week from
The Christian Institute:

-- U.K. Government Goes Back on Word over Gay Marriage in Church

-- Christian Bed and Breakfast: Wilkinsons to Appeal Case

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Articles from

Articles from the past week from

-- American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Promote Dangerous Abortifacients, Plan B to Teens

-- Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions as ‘Unconstitutional’

-- The Future Is Now: Whole-Genome Sequencing and Eugenics

-- Obama Administration Investigating Sergeant Who Said the Bible Condemns Homosexuality

-- Mexican Supreme Court Declares Heterosexual Marriage Law “Unconstitutional”

-- Pro-life Activist Fined US$5,000 for ‘Trespassing’ on Public Sidewalk

-- University of Saskatchewan Issues Campus Safety Alert over ‘Truth about Homosexuality’ Pamphlets

-- Nigeria to Western nations: We’d Sooner Refuse Aid than Legalize Same-Sex “Marriage”

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Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

Articles from the past week regarding kings and rulers setting themselves against the LORD and against his anointed:

-- Pastor John MacArthur Says U.S. Democrat Party ‘Adopted the Sins of Romans 1 as Their Platform’

-- Prison Labor Booms in U.S. as Low-cost Inmates Bring Billions

-- Condom Ambulance Delivers Contraceptives Right to Your Dorm Room Door

-- U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Makes History: Please Apply Here If You Are a Member of the LGBT Community

-- Planned Parenthood Video Shows Teens How to Put on Makeup to Cover Up a Beating

-- Teen Asks Hasbro to Make ‘Non-Gender Specific’ Easy-Bake Oven for Her Brother

-- Secularist West Point Cadet Cries over “Fanatical Religiosity” in Military

-- Congo Gang Rage Puts Bull's-Eye on Christians

-- Hallmark Blasted for Sexualizing Greeting Cards for Young Girls

-- Hackensack, New Jersey Public School Principle Claims Pilgrims 'Scalped' Indians after Thanksgiving Meal

-- Married Detroit Judge Allegedly Slept with Child-Support Plaintiff, Let Her Help Choose Ex-Husband’s Sentence

-- Eastern Michigan University Pays US$75,000 Settlement to Christian Counseling Student Expelled for Refusal to Counsel Homosexual Student

-- More Than 100 Gay Couples Wed in Seattle after Law Change

-- Seattle Sets Up Five ‘Chapels’ For Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ Inside City Hall

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The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- U.S. Sending Twenty More F-16 Fighter Jets to Egypt, Despite Turmoil in Cairo

-- Iran Aims Biological Warheads at Israel

-- Iran Promises More Weapons to Hamas Terror Group

-- Christians 'Slaughtered' Like Sheep in Their Homes by Devout Muslims in Nigeria

-- Crucifixion, beheadings in wake of "Arab Spring" in Yemen

-- Syrian Priest Tortured to Death by Islamists: Eyes Gouged Out before Being Murdered

-- Christian Girl Raped, Tortured for Ten Days 'Converted' to Islam

-- Syrian Jihadists Vow to Conquer Israel, Iran, and Europe

-- Nine Christians Killed, Four Churches Burned in Nigeria

-- Devout Muslim New York Subway Killer Calm after His Murder

-- Muslims to Hold Conference at Episcopal Church in California

-- Australian Muslim leader: We Must Fight the Infidels Militarily until Caliphate Restored

-- Syrian Jihadists Plot Chemical Weapon of Mass Destruction Attack

-- Taliban in Afghanistan Shoot Girl Dead For Helping Fight Polio

-- U.K. Muslim Community Closes Ranks, Covers Up Beating Death of Three-Year-Old Girl

-- Devout Muslim Pleads Guilty in Jihad Machine Gun and Grenade Attack on Seattle Military Recruitment Center

-- Saudi Mom to Be Lashed for Marrying Foreigner

-- U.S. Arms the Muslim Brotherhood Dictatorship

-- Swedish Christian Worker in Pakistan Reportedly Targeted by Punjabi Taliban

-- Devout Muslims in Indonesia Push for Female Genital Mutilation

-- All Eyes on Obama DHS after Domestic Bombing at Arizona Federal Government Building

-- Pakistan President Zardari Visits Malala Yousafzai in Birmingham, England Hospital

-- Hamas Vows to Build Islamic State on All the Land of Israel

-- French Muslims Sue Magazine to Impose Blasphemy Laws under Sharia

-- Egyptian Journalist Tours Brutal Muslim Brotherhood Torture Facility

-- Islamic "Charities" That Are "Misinterpreting Islam" Giving Taliban US$200 Million a Year

-- Tunisian Islamic Cleric Ahmad Al-Suhayli Calls the Jews Prophet Slayers and Apes, Prays for Allah to Annihilate Them

-- Syrian Jihadist Rebels Demand Islamic Caliphate

-- Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Crime

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