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A guest post from a PCA Ruling Elder Please forgive the fact that all of these very personal and very fallible prognostications concern the Presbyterian Church in America, which is, for better or worse, the 800-pound primate in the conservative Reformed room. Sturm und drang cloud the horizon as...
It is no secret that the Presbyterian Church in America is in turmoil. No one denies the existence of conflict and consternation. Though some consider the strife to be unjustified, even they do not believe the strife will soon cease or be easily resolved. Let’s cut to the chase and say the quiet...
A guest post from a PCA Teaching Elder The Damp Introductions of Mr. Scott and Mr. Inman Travis Scott has begun a reflection on the Big Leak of documents from the National Partnership. He speaks from greater knowledge than any critic, since he has been a member of NP since 2017. Such a perspective...
I hate fighting and I hate controversy. Truly. I much prefer peace and harmony. Peace is easier than fighting and I sleep better at night. More importantly, peace between brothers in Christ honors the Lord and adorns the gospel. But sometimes controversy comes to you and you find no other option...
*Update* Because I do not want Brad Isbell, a faithful Ruling Elder, to go through any unpleasantness, I have chosen to redact the quotes which came from the recently released National Partnership emails. One of the things that is troubling to many of us is that members of the National Partnership...
“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God...
“In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity” ( In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas ). That statement has often been attributed to St. Augustine who almost certainly did not say it. It seems to have its origins in the 17th century either from...
The 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America was held in St. Louis last week (June 29-July 1) and so far, the dust has not yet settled. Having missed a year because of the COVID crisis many of us were eager to address issues which had been causing controversy in our denomination...
The National Partnership is gearing up for the PCA’s General Assembly (June 29-July 2). If you are unfamiliar with the National Partnership, it is a confidential, dare I say secretive organization of PCA elders who, to use Bryan Chapell’s word, represents the more “progressive” wing of the PCA. You...
It appears we have a pretty intense food fight developing over Critical Race Theory (CRT). Lots of accusations are being thrown about. But that seems to be nearly unavoidable when disagreement arises over such an emotionally charged issue as race and how best to address the tensions that exist...