The PCA General Assembly Affirms the Nashville Statement

67 percent of the PCA General Assembly voted to affirm the Nashville Statement.

What makes this even more remarkable is that this happened right on the heels of the Southern Baptist Convention’s adoption of a similar measure earlier this month—a resolution that relies on the Nashville Statement as a response to the Revoice controversy. Thus two major evangelical denominations have weighed-in in a single month, and both have... Continue Reading

PCA General Assembly Approves the Nashville Statement as a Faithful Declaration on Biblical Sexuality

In response to issues raised by Revoice and its impact in the PCA, the General Assembly approved, 803-541, the Nashville Statement; and the appointment of a study committee.

At its 47th General Assembly meeting in Dallas, Texas, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) approved the Nashville Statement as being a biblically faithful declaration on the matter of biblical sexual ethics. The PCA GA was responding to questions and issues raised throughout the church arising from the Revoice Conference that was held in St.... Continue Reading

Howie Donahoe Elected Moderator of 47th General Assembly

Donahoe has developed a reputation for helping opponents come together, get to know each other, and talk out their differences.

In his years as a ruling elder Donahoe has served in many positions (sometimes multiple times) including session clerk, presbytery moderator, and presbytery stated clerk. He has attended 26 of the last 30 General Assembly gatherings and served as host committee chairman in 2003 when the Assembly met in Charlotte. For 20 years he has... Continue Reading

The Fight for the Culture is Taking Place in the Church

An overview of the PCA’s 2019 General Assembly

Three years ago, much of the debate at GA focused on racial reconciliation. Last year, it was the role of women in the church. This year, it will likely be homosexuality and the Revoice movement, which is being hotly debated in the PCA and Southern Baptist Convention. Although sexual abuse and the “Me Too” movement... Continue Reading

Responding to Revoice: The Case for Overture 28 at the PCA General Assembly (Part Two)

The Revoice Conference speakers affirmed homosexual orientation as a legitimate part of their identity; something that should not be condemned or changed. Overture 28 offers a different perspective.

In part one, we documented and critiqued some of the errant teaching of the 2018 Revoice Conference, explaining how articles 1 to 6 of Overture 28 to the 2019 PCA General Assembly address these errors. In part two, we address some of the practical errors espoused by the speakers at Revoice, offering a more biblical... Continue Reading

Responding to Revoice: The Case for Overture 28 at the PCA General Assembly (Part One)

The Revoice Conference speakers affirmed homosexual orientation as a legitimate part of their identity; something that should not be condemned or changed. Overture 28 offers a different perspective.

The teachings of the 2018 Revoice Conference may soon split the Presbyterian Church in America. If the errors in their teaching are not addressed, churches and possibly presbyteries will leave our denomination. Overture 28 is an effort to address the errors of the Revoice Conference and to commend a better way of helping those who... Continue Reading

Report of the RPCNA Synod Meeting June 11-13, 2019

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) Synod met concurrently with the Associate Presbyterian Church (ARP) Synod at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Penn.

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) Synod and the Associate Presbyterian Church (ARP) Synod met concurrently on the campus of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Penn., June 11-13, 2019. The meeting began its first day with a joint worship service with. Pastor Gabriel Fluhrer (First ARP, Columbia, S.C.) spoke on the text, “If... Continue Reading

The Westminster Society Meeting During the EPC General Assembly, June 18-21, 2019

The Westminster Society is a networking group within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church that seeks to foster unity in the EPC through “confessional churchmanship.”

The Westminster Society is a networking group within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. It is not a commissioned ministry, mission, or committee of any court within the EPC, but hopes to help assist the EPC in continuing its vision for effective biblical leadership in the present and future of our church. The Society seeks to bless... Continue Reading

ARP Synod Statement On Human Sexuality

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Position Statement on Human Sexuality; approved by the 2019 Synod.

Turning now to the more central question asked of the committee in regards to human sexuality and GLBTQ+ orientations it is shown by the Confession and Catechisms, as it already was illustrated by the Scriptures, that there is no sense in which any sin, be they of a sexual kind or not, can be rested... Continue Reading

Report of the 2019 Orthodox Presbyterian Church General Assembly

The 86th General Assembly of the OPC convened on June 5, 2019 on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Mr. Haney thanked the Assembly for the honor of serving as Moderator and noted that his father (the late Rev. George Haney) had been the Moderator of the Assembly in 1979, 40 years ago. Mr. Haney serves the denomination as Director of Finance and Planned Giving for the Committee on Coordination, and Director of the... Continue Reading