Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8 October 2014

Presbyterians Week Headlines

Free Church of Scotland Minister Calls Proposed Organ Donation Opt-Out Scheme Akin to Tax Imposed by State

Bobby Schuller Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd's Grove Church and Host of New 'Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller'

[3] New Trinity Review - "Armed for the Fight against Grave and Serious Error” by John Calvin

[4] Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand Elects New Leader

News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

The Thinning Blue Line

Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

The Religion of Peace


Free Church of Scotland Minister Calls Proposed Organ Donation Opt-Out Scheme Akin to Tax Imposed by State

A 29 September 2014 The Herald article titled “Free Church of Scotland Minister: Organ Donation Opt-Out System Akin to Tax Imposed by the State” reports that Free Church of Scotland (FCS) minister the Rev. Dr. Donald MacDonald, a former surgeon, says that Labour MSP Anne McTaggart’s proposed Organ and Tissue Donation Bill to require a person to opt-out of donating their organs after death means in effect "that the state claims to have ownership of our bodies after death unless we consciously reject this while alive".

Dr. MacDonald says that the FCS supports organ donation, but that "donation should always be on the basis of a deliberate, well-informed, voluntary decision".

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Bobby Schuller Named Lead Pastor of Shepherd's Grove Church and Host of New 'Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller'

Bobby Schuller, grandson of Robert H. Schuller, has been named lead pastor and CEO of
Shepherd's Grove church () and host of the renamed and reformatted "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller" television program (, which will launch Oct. 5.

Shepherd's Grove is the new name of Schuller's church and congregation, which moved to a new location after selling the iconic Crystal Cathedral building and campus to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County, California.

The ministry, founded by Schuller's grandfather, began as Garden Grove Community Church at the Orange Drive-in Theatre in 1955, soon adding a 300-seat chapel four miles away. It later expanded to the larger campus. As the ministry grew, in 1970 the "Hour of Power" television program launched and aired in all 50 states by 1975. The program eventually became the most-watched religious program in the world, reaching 17 million viewers. The Crystal Cathedral was completed in 1980.

The ministry, which grew and thrived for many decades, was affected in time by an aging viewership and competing Christian programming. Carrying a $60-million debt, the organization filed for bankruptcy in 2010. Except for one pending case, all parties were paid in full, and the ministry is now debt-free.

Schuller graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He founded the Tree of Life Community in Garden Grove, Calif., in 2008 and is a commissioned pastor of the Reformed Church in America.

Shepherd's Grove remains a Reformed Church in America congregation. The church utilizes a Presbyterian style of governance, which was put in place to maintain transparency and public trust during its bankruptcy. Tree of Life Community also is governed by a board elected by the congregation.

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New Trinity Review - "Armed for the Fight against Grave and Serious Error” by John Calvin

A new Trinity Review containing John Calvin’s sermon titled "Armed for the Fight against Grave and Serious Error” has been posted to the Trinity Foundation website at the following link:

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Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand Elects New Leader

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Norton is the new Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand. He begins his two year term from 4 October 2014. Andrew has been the mission leader of St. Columba Presbyterian Church at Botany Downs, Auckland, New Zealand since 1999; prior to that he was the minister of Glenfield-Albany Presbyterian Church on Auckland’s North Shore, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Invercargill.

He has served the Church in various capacities at local, regional and national levels. He has served as chairman of Press Go, which resources new mission ventures throughout the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. He has also been moderator of the Auckland Presbytery; part of the team that established the Northern Presbytery; and he was instrumental in establishing a partnership between the Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar.

As Moderator, Andrew says he will seek to encourage and develop leadership within the church.

“I will provide the type of leadership which navigates the uncharted waters of the future. The Church is facing shock waves of enormous change and to lead in this context will require prophetic courage, poetic insight, professional ability, pastoral compassion and practical love.”

Andrew is married to Sue and has four adult children.

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Norton will be installed as Moderator at the beginning of the General Assembly 2014, at Saint Kentigern College, Pakuranga, Auckland. The service involves the transfer of a ceremonial cloak (Te Korowai Tapu) and the laying on of hands by past Moderators.

The Presbyterian Church is the third largest denomination in Aotearoa New Zealand, with more than 300,000 people identifying as Presbyterian in the 20013 Census, and 30,000 regular church attenders.

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News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- U.S. Senator Rand Paul Backs Use of Abortion-Inducing Drug as ‘Birth Control’

-- Teen Obsessed With “Dexter” Sentenced for Dismembering Girlfriend

-- Virginia Attorney General Says Abortion Clinic Inspectors Don't Have to Report Statutory Rape

-- Killed in an Accident at Eight Months: Canada Says Unborn Baby Wasn’t a Human Being

-- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Revival of the American Eugenics Movement

-- Vermont Governor Thanks Planned Parenthood for the Blessing of Abortion

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The Thinning Blue Line

-- Denver, Colorado Taxpayers to Shell Out US$1.8 Million for Out of Control Cops Raiding Wrong House, Trumped Up Charges and More

-- Cartersville, Georgia Man Suffers Armed Raid from Governor's Task Force for Drug Suppression after Cops Confuse Okra for Pot

-- Four Onslow County, North Carolina Schools Placed on Lockdown over Teacher’s Pirate Costume for "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"

-- Utah Cops Denied Immunity after Tearing Apart a Woman’s Car When Police Dog Alerted to Beef Jerky

-- Orlando, Florida Police Department Lies About Body Cam- Video Surfaces of Cop Beating Handcuffed Veteran Lying Face Down

-- Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups across the U.S.

-- Pennsylvania Family Files Lawsuit against Police Who Broke in Home to Confiscate Cell Phone Used to Video Their Actions

-- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cops Taser Pastor Praying over His Dead Stepson, Pastor to Take Legal Action

-- Legalized Highway Robbery, Nevada Cop Caught on Dashcam Stealing US$50,000 Cash

-- Some of the Outrageous Things Police Bought With Seized Taxpayer Dollars

-- Memphis, Tennessee Cops Caught on Camera Flipping Portable Toilet with Suspect Inside

-- Sorrento, Louisiana Police Chief Admits to Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman on 911 Call, Won’t See a Single Day in Jail

-- Manchester, New Hampshire Grandmother Shot by Raiding U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Police as She Picked Up Baby – Raid Turned Up Nothing

-- Montville, New Jersey Considers Allowing Police Warrantless Access To Homes To Check For Underage Drinking

-- Tempe, Arizona Football Coach Suspended for Praying with Team

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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:

-- A Dark Day For Marriage And Morality: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Moral Abdication

-- How the U.S. Supreme Court is Dancing with the Devil

-- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agents Say They Can Use Your Identity and Photos for Fake Online Profiles

-- Obama Brings Two Hispanic Illegal Aliens to Immigration Conference in His Limo

-- Connecticut Targets Homeschoolers

-- City Of Ferguson, Missouri Making Evacuation Plans If Officer Wilson Is Not Indicted

-- Illegal Immigrant Children Are Bringing Deadly Enterovirus D68 across U.S. Border with Mexico

-- Pope Francis Replaces the Holy Spirit with ‘Guardian Angels’

-- Ten and Twelve-Year-Old Sisters Seized from Family by Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona

-- Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October

-- Starbucks Howard Schultz Tells Anti-Gay Marriage Christians To ‘Sell Your Shares’

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[8] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- Kansas City Chiefs Football Player Who Kneeled into Muslim Prayer Has Ties to Oklahoma Beheader

-- Oklahoma Beheader Linked to Al Qaeda Leader Awlaki, Boston Bomber's Mosque

-- Obama Sends “Thank You” Note to Oklahoma Beheader Terrorist’s Mosque

-- National Geographic Channel Casts Muslim Actor to Star in 'Killing Jesus'

-- Nigeria: Boko Haram Torch 185 Churches in Captured Towns of Borno and Adamawa

-- ISIS Militants Come to Europe and America Disguised as Refugees

-- The Black Flag of ISIS Raised One Mile away from Turkey’s Border with Syria

-- Eyewitness Says Islamic Boko Haram Burned Mother Alive

-- Canada Mosque Teaches Four-Year-Olds How to Behead

-- Report Finds ISIS Ammo Comes From U.S.

-- Massive Mysterious Explosion Demolishes Iran’s Parchin Nuclear Facility

-- Islamic State Fighters Pose as Syrian Refugees to Enter Europe

-- Islamic State Reportedly on Baghdad's Outskirts after Week of Victories

-- Hunger Growls in Egypt

-- Muslim Terrorist Leader Threatens To Behead Three Members of U.S. Congress

-- Iraq Slave Markets Sell Women for the Equivalent of US$10 to Attract ISIS Recruits

-- ISIS Plans to Invade the United States through Mexico

-- ISIS Leading Middle East into Warlord Era as Nations Dissolve

-- Islamist Attacks Street Preacher – Tampa, Florida Police Cite Preacher for Battery

-- Assyrian Mother and Three Sons Murdered in Baghdad

-- Turkey Closes Down Protestant Church

-- Islamic State in Iraq Carried Out Mass Executions, Abductions: U.N. Report

-- ISIS Behead Five Kurdish Fighters, including Three Women

-- Amidst Political Turmoil, Continuing Blasphemy Charges for Pakistani Christians

-- Obama’s Airstrike Campaign on ISIS Hitting Empty Targets and Civilians

-- Iran to Execute Woman for Stabbing Attempted Rapist

-- André Carson, Islamist Choice for the U.S. House of Representatives

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