Why I Love the PCA

We have all been either baptized into or called here by conviction and courage to be part of the Presbyterian Church in America.

God has graciously blessed us with the bold evangelism of D. James Kennedy, the prophetic voice of Francis Schaeffer, the American Presbyterian historical legacies of the Cannada & Rayburn families. I am grateful for the courageous churchmanship of Jack Williamson, the journalism of Aiken Taylor, the biblical exposition of James Montgomery Boice, the careful plans... Continue Reading

Can the Presbyterian Church in America be Turned Around?

Some thoughts on the PCA and its future.

The issues we face today with Revoice, social justice, and women officers are not the real problem. The real problem is that the PCA has slept while a bureaucratic, hierarchical denominational structure was erected that has now become like the tail wagging the dog. The General Assembly is supposed to serve the church. Instead, the... Continue Reading

A Public Statement from the OPC on the Shooting at the Chabad Synagogue

Pastor Zachary R. Keele and the session of the Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California, issued the following statement concerning the horrific shooting at the Chabad Synagogue.

“The atrocious crime of violence and hatred that took place at Chabad of Poway synagogue on Saturday, April 27, grieves us deeply and shatters our hearts. As a congregation of the Lord Jesus Christ, we devote our lives to the love and mercy of the Lord to all of God’s beautiful children, from every nation,... Continue Reading

Savannah River Presbytery Overtures 47th PCA GA to Affirm the PCA’s Commitment to the Sanctity of Biblical Sexual Relationships

The Overture from Savannah River Presbytery requests the 47th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly to affirm the PCA’s commitment to the sanctity of biblical sexual relationships.

Savannah River Presbytery approved an overture at its April 16, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to “Affirm the PCA’s Commitment to the Sanctity of Biblical Sexual Relationships.” The overture asks the General Assembly that in light of the current discussion in the Church on the nature... Continue Reading

Southeast Alabama Presbytery Invites the PCA to A Spring Week of Prayer

An invitation to the Presbyterian Church in America to engage in a week of prayer during this Spring.

The Southeast Alabama Presbytery decided to invite other Presbyteries and Sessions to join us in this special time of prayer for our denomination. Each court can set aside a week for prayer, suited to their respective schedules. Our desire is to call on elders and members to pray for the PCA asking the Lord of... Continue Reading

Fellowship Presbytery Overtures 47th PCA GA to Commend and Distribute the RPCNA’s ‘Contemporary Perspectives on Sexual Orientation’

Overture 11 from Fellowship Presbytery requests the 47th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly “Commend and Distribute the RPCNA’s ‘Contemporary Perspectives on Sexual Orientation: A Theological and Pastoral Analysis’”

Fellowship Presbytery approved an overture at its January 26, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to “Commend and Distribute the [Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America] RPCNA’s ‘Contemporary Perspectives on Sexual Orientation: A Theological and Pastoral Analysis.’” An overture is a means by which a Presbytery can... Continue Reading

Westminster Presbytery Overtures 47th PCA GA to Approve “Affirmations and Denials Regarding Homosexuality”

Overture 28 from Westminster Presbytery requests the 47th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly to approve the proposed “Affirmations and Denials regarding Homosexuality.”

Westminster Presbytery approved an overture at its March 9, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to approve “Affirmations and Denials regarding Homosexuality.” The overture is asking the General Assembly to approve 12 articles that clarify and affirm the Bible’s teaching about homosexuality and gender. An overture is... Continue Reading

Metro New York Presbytery Overtures 47th PCA GA To Allow Women to Be Ordained As Deacons

The overture requests the 47th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly to amend the Book of Church Order to allow sessions to decide whether to ordain women as deacons.

The Metropolitan New York Presbytery (MNY) approved an overture at its March 13, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to amend Book of Church Order (BCO) 7-2, 9-3, 17-3, chapter 24, and add a chapter 25 in order to allow local sessions to decide whether women can... Continue Reading

A Call for Action – It’s Time to Recapture the PCA

The PCA appears to be in stages of decline affecting its internal cohesion.

Before this small stream of churches leaving the PCA becomes more like a large river, I would like to put forth an alternative to my brothers and sisters in the PCA. For those who think the day is past, just consider that it may not be too late to recapture the PCA.  It is time... Continue Reading

Rocky Mountain Presbytery Overtures 47th PCA GA to ‘Expand Participation on PCA Permanent Committees’

The overture requests the 47th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly to expand participation on permanent committees by allowing unordained men and women to serve on them.

The Rocky Mountain Presbytery approved an overture at its January 24, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to expand participation on permanent committees of the PCA by amending certain provisions of the Book of Church Order (BCO). The overture is asking the General Assembly to amend the... Continue Reading