Leaving the PCA
I have loved the PCA and considered it a wonderful privilege to serve our Lord there for well over forty years. I must now, however, leave the PCA.
I could cite many other issues of concern but the crowning blow has been the issue of homosexuality in the PCA. Over the past two years, perhaps you have followed the controversy with the Revoice Conference in St. Louis and the many overtures at our General Assembly to address the issue of what many are... Continue Reading
PCA Coordinators and Presidents Issue A Statement on Recent Heinous Killings
Presbyterian Church in America agency presidents and permanent committee coordinators make a statement in light of the recent heinous killings in our society.
We pledge to listen to the voices and wisdom of our brothers and sisters who have lived through the demeaning realities of a racialized society and racialized church. We will listen to learn, to empathize, to grow, and by God’s grace, to become more aware of how our own biases lead us to demean men... Continue Reading
Missouri Presbytery Adopts Affirmations and Denials On The Biblical Fundamentals For Sexual Ethics
Affirmations and Denials on the biblical fundamentals for sexual ethics, especially focusing on the question of homosexuality and identity, was adopted by Missouri Presbytery on June 2, 2020.
This Report of the Affirmations and Denials on the biblical fundamentals for sexual ethics, especially focusing on the question of homosexuality and identity, was adopted by Missouri Presbytery at its June 2, 2020 Called Meeting. The moderator had charged the Committee to produce a work that is biblical, theological, and pastoral. [Editor’s note: In... Continue Reading
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