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

The Meaning of “Refuses to Act” in BCO 34-1 As Interpreted by the 28th PCA General Assembly

A precedent ruling from the 2000 PCA General Assembly can provide guidance on understanding BCO 34-1.

Thus, the only precedent case the PCA has about invoking BCO 34-1 is SJC 1999-01 that came before the GA in 2000. GA’s decision overturning the SJC’s original decision and mandating that it take up the case, should provide precedent guidance to the SJC at this time as it considers whether to assume original jurisdiction,... Continue Reading

An Emergency Action Plan for PCA Members To Save the Denomination

The time has come to take action to stop the pro-homosexual agenda that is pushing for control of the PCA.

I have not addressed many of the other underlying theological problems of the nature of homosexuality and how it is to be viewed and treated in individuals, but I believe that if we do not confront the errors of aberrant sexual beliefs and practices will change the course of the PCA.  It can happen.  There... Continue Reading

Overture 3 Asks the 48th PCA GA to Amend MTW Manual to Clarify Who Can Serve as Leaders

Heritage Presbytery overtures the 48th PCA GA to “Amend MTW Manual to clarify that leaders “in line authority over church planting or church development ministry should be ordained elders.”

Heritage Presbytery approved an overture at its January 25, 2020 Stated Meeting, asking the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to “amend the MTW Manual to clarify that leaders “in line authority over church planting or church development ministry should be ordained elders.” Overture 3 is responding to recently released proposed guidelines... Continue Reading

Lowcountry Presbytery Overtures the 48th PCA GA to Amend BCO 17 to Prohibit PCA Ordination for Men Self-Identifying as ‘Gay-Christians’

Overture from Lowcountry Presbytery requests the 48th PCA General Assembly to Amend BCO 17 to Prohibit PCA Ordination for Men Self-Identifying as ‘Gay-Christians’

Lowcountry Presbytery approved an overture at its January 25, 2020 Stated Meeting, requesting the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America amend Book of Church Order 17 by adding a new paragraph to “Amend BCO 17 by Adding a Clause Which Prohibits Ordination for Men Who Self-Identify as ‘Gay Christians,’ ‘Same-sex Attracted Christians,’... Continue Reading

Savannah River – 2nd Presbytery to Request the 48th PCA GA to Assume Jurisdiction Over the Missouri Presbytery Issue

The Overture from Savannah River Presbytery places before the 48th PCA General Assembly a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.”

Savannah River Presbytery approved an overture at its January 25, 2020 Stated Meeting, placing before the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.” The overture concludes with this resolution: Savannah River Presbytery requests that the 48th General Assembly... Continue Reading

Central Georgia Presbytery Requests the PCA General Assembly to Assume Jurisdiction Over the Missouri Presbytery Issue

Overture 2 from Central Georgia Presbytery places before the 48th PCA General Assembly a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.”

Central Georgia Presbytery approved an overture at its January 11, 2020 Stated Meeting, placing before the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.” An overture is a means by which a Presbytery can bring a matter to the... Continue Reading

PCA Retirement & Benefits Elects Ed Dunnington As Its Next President

Dunnington is a PCA teaching elder who has served as a financial planning advisor at RBI since 2015.

Ed Dunnington first felt the call to Christian ministry while attending Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he received a B.S. in Mathematics. Dunnington subsequently went on active duty for the U.S. Army to fulfill his military service obligation. In 1994, he enrolled at Covenant Theological Seminary, graduating with a M.Div. in 1998. That same year... Continue Reading

“Surprising Errors” in Greg Johnson’s Assessment of the RPCES 1980 Homosexuality Report

A response to a faulty assessment of the 1980 RPCES on the “Pastoral Care for the Repentant Homosexual” report.

The bland wording on the synod agenda was: “Report of the Study Committee on Homosexuality.”  When it came time to deal with the study, the synod did not want such a nondescript label, so it supplied its own: “Pastoral Care for the Repentant Homosexual.” That was the official title approved back in 1980. In saying... Continue Reading

Donahoe Announces Members of Study Committee on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

The committee will consist of four teaching elders, three ruling elders, and four advisory members.

“The Dallas GA has given this study committee a monumental task. This team will serve us well,” Donahoe said. “And the role and importance of the advisors cannot be overemphasized. We’re grateful for their willingness to participate, and for the wisdom, insight and experience they will bring.”   Howie Donahoe, moderator of the 47th General Assembly,... Continue Reading