PCA Report Names Sin While Not Being Named by It
The heart of the Report is comprised of twelve affirmations that set forth the consensus of the committee and hopefully of the entire denomination.
The report is really long, but the heart of it is comprised of twelve affirmations that set forth the consensus of the committee and hopefully of the entire denomination. So even if you are not able to read the entire document, you at least need to read the twelve statements. They address every major point... Continue Reading
My Problem with the PCA Study Committee Report on Human Sexuality
In my view, the pro-Greg Johnson and pro-Missouri Presbytery group were actually the winners with the publication of this Report.
The poignant issue for the PCA is…the ordination of men who publicly identify as gay-Christians. On this issue the document leaves the progressive side a wide-open pathway to capture the PCA. On page 31, the document says, “Insofar as such persons display the requisite Christian maturity, we do not consider this sin struggle automatically to... Continue Reading
PCA Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality
The Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality to the 48th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly
To the 48th General Assembly, The following Ad Interim Committee Report has been prepared for the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America originally scheduled for June 2020. As a consequence of the postponing of that Assembly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Report will now not be officially presented to the General... Continue Reading
Presidential Transition At Covenant Theological Seminary
Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, MO, is beginning the search for a new president to succeed Dr. Mark Dalbey.
From Dr. Miles Gresham, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Covenant Theological Seminary: Dr. Mark Dalbey has been a faithful example of wise and godly leadership as President of Covenant Seminary the past eight years. His calm and humble demeanor paired with an unwavering trust in the Lord have been a source of steady... Continue Reading
PCA Administrative Committee Votes to Hire Bryan Chapell as Stated Clerk Pro-Tempore
The AC voted unanimously to hire TE Bryan Chapell as stated clerk pro-tempore and provisional AC coordinator.
The 48th General Assembly will vote on Dr. Chapell’s election as stated clerk in 2021 (RAO 3-4). Chapell, currently senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, is tentatively scheduled to start Sept. 1. Current Stated Clerk L. Roy Taylor will continue in the position until Chapell begins. The Presbyterian Church in America’s... Continue Reading
Statement from the PCA Ad Interim Study Committee on Human Sexuality
The study committee will make the report available to the PCA at the originally scheduled time.
The Ad Interim Committee’s study of the assigned issues is complete, but there may be a delay of the final editing and publication for a short time,. The report will not be officially presented to the General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting in 2021. Nevertheless, the committee will make the report available to the... Continue Reading
The 48th PCA General Assembly Postponed: Some Questions to Consider
While the PCA Administrative Committee’s action is understandable the Assembly cancellation raises important and unavoidable questions.
A small number of PCA churches have already departed to other denominations or are attempting to form a new denomination, largely precipitated by Revoice-related concerns. It seems likely that a year without an assembly, especially under the present circumstances, may help protect the health of presbyters, but may be harmful to the health of the... Continue Reading
48th PCA General Assembly Postponed Until 2021
The postponed 48th PCA General Assembly, scheduled to meet in Birmingham in June 2020, will meet in St. Louis June 29-July 2, 2021.
The 48th General Assembly scheduled to meet in Birmingham on June 15-19, 2020 has been postponed and has been scheduled to meet on June 29-July 2, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by Missouri Presbytery. The 49th General Assembly will meet in Birmingham in 2022 hosted by Evangel Presbytery. At a special meeting on... Continue Reading
Overture 14 from Evangel Presbytery Seeks to “Revise MTW Manual” to Clarify Who Can Serve as Leaders
Overture 14 asks the 48th PCA GA to Amend Mission to The World Manual to Clarify Who Can Serve as Leaders
At its February 12, 2020 Stated Meeting, Evangel Presbytery approved an overture, asking the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to direct the Committee on Mission to the World (CMTW) to amend the MTW Policy Manual to include the following statement: “All MTW leaders in line authority over church planting or church... Continue Reading
Bryan Chapell Nominated to Serve as the Next PCA Stated Clerk
If his nomination is approved by the PCA General Assembly, Chapell would become the denomination’s fourth stated clerk.
“Bryan is a respected pastor and experienced leader within the denomination,” said Ruling Elder Danny McDaniel, chairman of the Administrative Committee and the Search Committee. “When we looked at the qualifications required by the Rules of Assembly Operation 3-5, it became obvious to each of us that Bryan was more than well-qualified for the office.”... Continue Reading