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There are a lot of conversations going on in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) concerning homosexuality and same sex attraction. A division exists which seems only to be growing wider. On the one hand are those who believe that homosexual attraction is inherently sinful. They deny that it is...
During the week of June 12, 2017 the Presbyterian Church in America held its annual General Assembly in Greensboro, NC. The following is my attempt to summarize my thoughts from the week. 1. I continue to be grateful to the Lord for the PCA. I am grateful that the founders of our denomination had...
Once again I am writing from Greensboro, NC and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America. Today was the fourth annual Gospel Reformation Network GA luncheon . If you are not familiar with the GRN you can read about it HERE . The speaker for this year’s luncheon was pastor...
I am currently in Greensboro, NC for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America. As a denomination we are facing what I believe is a watershed moment. Overture 2 which was submitted by Calvary Presbytery will grant full constitutional status to Book of Church Order (BCO) 59 which...
Let's face it, General Assembly can be spiritually and emotionally taxing. This is especially true when there are disagreements between us as there are this year. God tends to use situations like this to expose the sins in my own heart. It has been a painful but good process. As we approach a...
There is no avoiding the fact that there are deep divisions within the PCA. When “us versus them” language is used routinely it is clear that we have separated into competing camps. That is sad but certainly not unprecedented. These sorts of divisions and competing visions seem to...
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas Ricks I’m a few chapters into this and am already hooked. It is the story of how these two men, so different from each other, found a common cause in the defeat of tyranny. The author also demonstrates the power of ideas when they are...
Congratulations are in order to our own Carl Trueman. He will be the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University for academic year 2017-18. It is part of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton. The Director of the program...
The one and only Simonetta Carr will now be a contributing writer for the already excellent Place for Truth . If you are not familiar with Simonetta or her writing I would encourage you to check her out. Her beautifully written and illustrated biographies are worth adding to your library. Simonetta...
In a helpful post, Dr. Gabriel Williams addresses certain challenges in the current discussions regarding race and reconciliation. With so much noise and tension and knee-jerk assumptions filling our conversations on race, a calm voice shaped by biblical categories is desperately needed. Dr...