Letters to the Editor: Female ordination against Scripture

Regarding “Women of the Cloth,” (July 13 CNJ): Mary Magdalene was at Christ’s crucifixion, his open tomb and first to witness the risen Jesus. And Jesus sent her to his disciples. She’s fascinating as are many women of the Bible. Alvin Schmidt’s “How Christianity Changed the World,” explains how Judeo-Christianity revolutionized equality of both genders […]

Silver anniversary time for reflection

Clyde Davis : Local Colunist I don’t usually get specifically “religious” in this space, though I flatter myself that I often get “spiritual.” However, I am approaching my 25th year anniversary of ordination to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). What is ministry? To the spiritual seeker, ministry is life, life is a journey of ministry. We […]

Local Presbyterians support local vote on ordination

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When commissioners to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted on July 2 not to make a technical change that would have allowed local churches and regional presbyteries to ordain homosexuals, they did so by a narrow margin: 259 to 255. All three local Presbyterian pastors […]