Tuesday, February 21, 2012

When Does A Protestant Church's " Excommunication " Process Merit First Page News

I think this is a interesting issue Get Religion looks at in their post When gossip makes the front page . Appears an internal discipline proceeding of a big Presbyterian Church ( A part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church ) is making headlines in the big Memphis newspaper

As one comment person points out when Catholic do excommunication it's a rare event and is thus news. In fact the Protestant church discipline procedures have SOME similarities to Catholic Church communication. Of course the issue here is this is much more local. Some protestant and evangelical faith communities kick members out all the time. That appears to me not to be news.

But as this comment points out reading between the lines there appears to be a Church leadership and politics at question at the heart of this so maybe it's appropriate.

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