Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17 April 2013

Presbyterians Week Headlines

[1] Pastor Arrested -- Free Speech Violated by Jackson, Mississippi Police

[2] Geneva College Welcomes New Chaplain

[3] PCA Historical Center Sponsors Annual Award for Scholarship in American Presbyterian Church History

[4] Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts to Auction 1640 Copy of Bay Psalm Book

[5] Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn to Join Reformed Theological Seminary - Washington DC Residential Faculty

[6] More News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

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[1] Pastor Arrested -- Free Speech Violated by Jackson, Mississippi Police

A Pastor preaching on the public sidewalk at the corner in front of All Women's Health on the afternoon of 17 April 2013 was arrested by Jackson Police while he was preaching. The preacher, Chet Gallagher from Las Vegas, Nevada, was called over by police in the middle of his preaching. He asked that they come to him unless he was under arrest and at that time they said he was under arrest. When asked what the charges were the police refused to answer. Other pastors are now trying to discover why he was arrested and cannot even locate where police have taken him.

The Operation Save America, States of Refuge Campaign has been in Jackson hoping that the will of the people of Mississippi will prevail and Mississippi will become the first abortion-free state in America. The local churches of Jackson have joined OSA in having church on the sidewalk near the killing place. It is amazing that this happened on April 17, the day before the Mississippi Health Department was originally scheduled to close down this illegal clinic for violation of Mississippi Law. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan extended an injunction he issued several months ago to block the State of Mississippi from shutting down forever this dangerous clinic.

"When the Church of Jesus Christ comes out of her walls to join us in defending the innocent, oppression increases" said the Rev. Flip Benham of Operation Save America. This is a hate crime -- hatred of God, His word and His law.

"…all who hate me love death." Proverbs 8:36.

The people of Mississippi elected a governor and a legislature determined to free their state of the blood of the innocent but the renegade courts and Jackson police are determined to counter their wishes.

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[2] Geneva College Welcomes New Chaplain

Geneva College is pleased to announce Rutledge (Rut) E. Etheridge III as Chaplain, a position that provides for the spiritual needs of the college community. In this role, Etheridge will assist students, faculty and staff in understanding events as they relate to spiritual and emotional well-being, oversee Geneva’s chapel program, and collaborate with the college’s church relations program and Center for Faith and Practice (CFP).

“Having a chaplain is an important part of maintaining a spiritually healthy campus,” notes Geneva President Dr. Kenneth A. Smith. “Rut will be an asset in continuing the strong integration of academics and faith for which Geneva is renowned, as well as an encouragement to the college community in all areas of spiritual development.”

As Chaplain, Etheridge will also teach part-time in the Department of Bible, Christian Ministries and Philosophy, a duty for which he is well qualified. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) in Pittsburgh since 2007 and is a former Bible teacher at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis.

In addition, Etheridge possesses pastoral experience, having served at Pittsburgh’s Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church since 2006. He speaks regularly to many groups and at colleges and conferences, and has been a chapel speaker and guest lecturer at Geneva. Etheridge has spoken at the annual Westminster Confession of Faith Into the 21st Century Conference and the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Churches Reformation Day, and has also been interviewed frequently on Bibleburgh, a radio talk show on 101.5 WORD FM.

Etheridge earned a Master of Divinity at RPTS and a Bachelor of Arts in Comprehensive Bible, with an emphasis on pastoral studies and a minor in the philosophy of religion, at Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio.

“The best of me is my wife Evelyn and our four children—Isaiah, Caroline, Calvin, and Josiah. We are tremendously excited about becoming part of the Geneva family,” says Etheridge. “I so look forward to ministering the living Christ in this new capacity and would greatly appreciate your prayers during this time of transition.”

Dr. Dean Smith, chair of the Department of Biblical Studies and Philosophy, has encouraged the college to pursue the Chaplain position. In the pursuit of filling this role, Dean Smith has offered to relinquish his role as Chapel Coordinator.

“We are extremely grateful to Dean for his labors on behalf of the college these past few years,” says President Smith.

Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly forty undergraduate majors, an Adult Degree Completion Program with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of scripture, the liberal arts core curriculum fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, social and natural sciences, and experiential learning.

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[3] PCA Historical Center Sponsors Annual Award for Scholarship in American Presbyterian Church History

The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America is pleased to sponsor an annual award to recognize outstanding scholarship in the field of American Presbyterian Church History. First prize will be a cash award of US$500.00. A second prize of US$100.00 may also be awarded.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all current and/or graduating seminary students who are members in good standing with one of the NAPARC member churches (see

Format/content: Entries shall address a problem or topic in the field of American Presbyterian History, shall include an abstract with a stated thesis, and must demonstrate a high level of scholarship in their composition. Length shall be between twenty pages minimum and forty pages maximum.
Papers shall follow Kate Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed.) and shall include footnotes and bibliography.

In addition to a title page, each entry shall have a cover page providing the entrant’s name and school attended. The entrant’s name shall appear only on the cover page and shall not appear anywhere in the body of the paper itself. Entries ignoring this rule shall be disqualified.

Deadline: Papers, including the cover page, shall be submitted in the .PDF file format and sent not later than August 1, 2013 by email file attachment, using the address of the director of the PCA Historical Center, In addition, a statement must be received, either by letter or by email, from the entrant’s pastor, stating that the entrant is a member in good standing of a church in one of the NAPARC denominations. Entries lacking this certification will be disqualified.

Judging: Copies of the duly submitted papers will then be forwarded from the PCA Historical Center to a three-member selection committee not later than August 15, 2013. Announcement of the 2013 Award winner should be made before the end of the calendar year.

Right of Publication: The PCA Historical Center reserves the right to publish all prize-winning papers. Publication of these papers elsewhere without written permission will be prohibited.

Some of the previous winners include:

-- 1995: "Sons of God: An Examination of the Doctrine of Adoption in the Thought of John Lafayette Girardeau", by Stephen R. Berry, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS.

-- 1998: "Evangelize the West Before She Paganizes the East: Issues in Presbyterian Church Planting, 1900 to 1925," by Stephen P. Lewis, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA.

-- 2001: “The Role and Influence of Francis A. Schaeffer in the Founding and Shaping of the Presbyterian Church in America,” by Jefferson L. Lawrence, Birmingham Theological Seminary.

-- 2004: “The Primary Seat of the Soul: An Evaluation of Robert L. Dabney’s Review of Charles Hodge,” by John W. Tweeddale, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS.

Please direct all correspondence and contest entries to:

Wayne Sparkman, Director
PCA Historical Center
12330 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141.
Phone: 314-469-9077

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[4] Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts to Auction 1640 Copy of Bay Psalm Book

Members of the Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2012 voted to auction one of the church’s copies of the 1640 Bay Psalm Book (The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre).

Sotheby's Special Projects team will auction the book on 26 November 2013.

The Bay Psalm Book in 1640 was the first book created and printed in British North America.

Further information can be found at

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[5] Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn to Join Reformed Theological Seminary - Washington DC Residential Faculty

Dr. Scott Redd, president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chad B. Van Dixhoorn as associate professor of church history.

"Chad brings an impressive mix of academic excellence in the area of church history and experience with faithful pastoral ministry," Redd commented. "His addition to our residential faculty will greatly augment RTS/Washington's work of equipping ministers and Christian leaders in the Washington metropolitan area."

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn was trained at Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and the University of Cambridge (Ph.D.). He is a distinguished scholar and author, having recently published The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643-1652, a five-volume work with Oxford University Press (2012).

He has taught Church History and Practical Theology at RTS/Washington since 2008, part of that time as an adjunct faculty member. Van Dixhoorn describes himself as "an incorrigibly confessional Presbyterian," and he has a reputation for filling his classes with wisdom and humor.

Having served as associate pastor of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia, since 2008, he will continue his pastoral duties there while teaching at the seminary. He and his wife Emily have five children.

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[6] More News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- Shocking Media Blackout of Dr. Gosnell's 'House of Horrors' Abortion Clinic: Grassroots Social Media Campaign Ends the Silence

-- Teen Worker at Gosnell Abortion Clinic: “They Looked Like Babies”

-- Shocking Photo Shows Empty Media Benches at Kermit Gosnell Trial

-- Torture Inflicted by Kermit Gosnell a Picture of Abortion in America

-- Teen Intern at Gosnell Clinic Recalls Hearing Aborted Fetus 'Screeching'

-- Abortionist Gosnell Slit Necks of Born Babies in Front of Teenager; Told Assistant: 'That's What You Call a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off'

-- Jury Told Gosnell Kept Forty-Seven Aborted Babies in Cat Food, Containers

-- White House: No Comment on Gosnell “Beheading” Babies in Abortions

-- Are Late-Term Abortions Any Better Than What Kermit Gosnell Did?

-- Nurses Share Stories of Witnessing Babies Born Alive After Abortions

-- Gosnell Worker: Toilets Backed Up with Body Parts from Abortions

-- Aborted Twenty-Eight-Week Baby Gosnell Killed Found in Plastic Water Jug

-- Gosnell in 1972: I Do Abortions to Protect “Sanctity of Human Life”

-- NAACP Sues Black Pro-Lifer Who Exposed It’s Pro-Abortion Views

-- Poor Excuses for a Butcher: Gosnell is the Typical Abortionist

-- Gosnell behind ‘Mother’s Day Massacre’ over Forty Years Ago That Injured Nine Women

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Headlines from The Christian Institute

Headlines of the past week from
The Christian Institute:

-- U.K. Equality Watchdog Scorns Belief in ‘Mum and Dad’

-- U.K. Tory MPs ‘Blackmailed’ by Majority Whip for Voting against Homosexual Marriage

-- BBC Panorama Finds Sharia Councils Are a ‘Risk’ to British Women

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Articles from

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-- Irish Republic Government-Appointed Committee Recommends Gay ‘Marriage’ Referendum

-- Hawaii Judge Rules against Christian Innkeeper Who Refused to Rent Bedroom to Lesbian Couple

-- German ‘Zoophiles’ Protest Law Banning Bestiality

-- Pro-Marriage Sportscaster’s Complaint Dismissed by Canadian Human Rights Commission

-- Oregon Bill Takes Aim at Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Elderly Christian Florist in Richland, Washington Faces Thousands in Fines for Refusing to Provide Flowers for Homosexual ‘Wedding’

J.C. Penney Fires CEO after Plummeting Sales following Gay Ad Campaign

Nearly 15,000 French Mayors Will Refuse to Perform Homosexual 'Marriages,' Group Says

Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies Approves Homosexual 'Marriage'

Despite Fierce Protests, French Senate Approves Homosexual 'Marriage' and Adoption

-- ‘Pro-Choice’ Reporter Apologizes for Not Covering Gosnell, Calls It ‘Trial of the Century’

-- 'What Right Do They Have to Do This, to Take away Our Freedoms?' Health Care Exec Asks Obama

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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:

-- Harvard Professor Challenges Jesus’ Celibacy

-- Boston Marathon Bombing Blamed on Sequester by U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer

-- U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Shows Up At Teenager's Home to Ask about His Ron Paul Report for American Government Class

-- Remington Sells Out To New York State for US$80 Million “Sniper” Rifles U.S. Military Contract

-- War Veteran in Temple, Texas Legally Carrying Rifle Illegally Disarmed and Arrested for “Rudely Displaying” Rifle

-- U.S. Senate Will Vote on Gun Bill They Have Not Read

-- Obama Budget Increases Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

-- Quantum Fund Manager Jim Rogers Suspects Obama Administration Will Confiscate Private Pension Plans

Obama Orders Same Policy That Sparked Mortgage Meltdown

-- U.S. Army Must Condemn Training Labeling Christians and Catholics as “Extremists”

-- New York Police Confiscating Firearms from People Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication

Glastonbury, Connecticut Homosexual Couple Accused of Abusing Adopted Boys Headed to Trial

Colorado State Police and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Target Christians

-- Centerville, Iowa Man Charged with Terrorism for Criticizing School Security

In Vietnam, Grave Concerns after Christian Leader Dies in Police Custody

Alaska Bureaucrats ‘Physically Attack, Block’ Pro-Life Protesters

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas Professor Forced Art Students to Design Anti-Gun Propaganda

Obamacare Exchanges Costs Double to US$4.4 Billion

National Hockey League Announces Measures in Support of Homosexual Players

Canadian Teenager Commits Suicide after Photograph of Her 'Being Gang-Raped' Goes Viral

California Youth Equality Act Rescinds Tax Breaks for Groups with Christian Views on Sexuality

-- Pastors Fined in Azerbaijan

-- Rick Warren Endorses Catholic Evangelism

-- First Transgendered Character to Appear in Mainstream Comics

-- Obama’s Budget Calls for Free Government Education for Four-Year-Olds

-- California State Senate Bill Would Force Restaurants to Complete ‘Risk Assessment’ for Every Menu Item

-- Phillipsburg (Pennsylvania) School District Teacher Fired over Showing Bible to Students in Response to Specific Questions Files EEOC Complaint

-- Proposed Law against Cults in Sri Lanka Threatens Churches

-- Florida Fourth Graders Allegedly Told to Write Down Desire to Give Up Constitutional Rights

-- Homeschooling Advocate: Common Core Abandons Classics for ‘Reading Executive Orders from President Obama’

-- Atheists Bully Breathitt County (Kentucky) School District to Remove “You Shall Not Murder” from School

-- Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma 3rd Grade Teacher Charged With Child Porn Involving Her Students

-- Colorado Closer To Creating Position Of ‘Climate Change Czar’

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[10] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- Al Qaeda Bomb-Making Suggestion: "Pressurized Cooker Is the Most Effective Method"

-- Boston Bombs Similar to IEDs Used Against U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

-- Muslim Brotherhood Leader links Boston Bombings to the French war in Mali, the destruction in Syria and Iraq....

-- Iranian Authorities Demand American Pastor Saeed Recant Faith in Christ

-- Beatings Intensify: American Pastor’s Condition Worsens in Iranian Prison

-- Muslims Dancing in the Streets of Gaza after Boston Terrorist Attack

-- Muslims Praise Boston Bombing

-- Organization of Islamic Cooperation Condemns Boston Attacks

-- YouTube Cited As Largest Jihadi Platform on Web: Site Surpasses Those Run by Large Terror Networks

-- Muslim Jihadists in Egypt Set Christians on Fire with Molotov Cocktails

-- Muslim Jihadists in Egypt Gang Rape a Coptic Christian Girl in Broad Daylight while Chanting Allahu Akbar

-- Iran Says It Deals with House Churches in Islamic Cities

-- Iran to Build More Nuclear Reactors in Bushehr Quake Zone

-- Al Qaeda Group in Iraq Unites with Muslim Rebels in Syria

-- Islamic Attack on St. Mark Cathedral Allowed by Egyptian Forces

-- Turkish Church’s Faith Shines after Foiled Assassination Plot

-- Jama'at-e-Islami Tries to Draw Bangladesh into Radical Islam

-- Egyptian Human Rights Activist Says Cairo Mosque Has Torture Chamber

-- Muslim Women Who Enable Oppression of Women

-- Muslim Who Murdered His Christian Father at Ashtabula, Ohio Church Left Qur'an on Church Podium, Quoted Qur'an after Murder

-- Syrian Christians Caught in the Crossfire

-- Copts Arrested in Egypt Following Muslim Attack on St. Mark’s Cathedral

-- Church Closures, Demolition Spark Protest in Indonesia

-- Assyrian Girl Escapes Muslim Death Threats in Iraq, Fights Cancer in Lebanon

-- Turkish Court Rules 13th Century Church of Hagia Sophia – now a Museum - Must Be Converted to Mosque

-- Lebanese Shiite Fighters Backed By Hezbollah Fighting Inside Syria Near Border

-- Turkish Pianist Convicted for Tweets Mocking Islam
-- Somali Convert from Islam Tortured upon Return from Kenya Visit

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