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

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

Is Revoice LGBT+ Thriving Through Cover Up In PCA / Missouri Presbytery?

The “Investigation” of Revoice in the PCA

In October of this year the session of Memorial Presbyterian Church “referenced” Missouri Presbytery (BCO 31.2 & 4.1-4), asking the presbytery to investigate and rule on allegations against them and their Pastor regarding their hosting of the Revoice Conference in July. In response to Memorial’s request, the Moderator established an investigative committee chaired by TE... Continue Reading

Reasons for PCA Presbyteries to Vote NO on Amending BCO 35-11

Justice and equity are important reasons for elders in church courts to recuse themselves as judges if they offer testimony in a trial.

The present wording of BCO 35-11 is clear: if a member of the court gives testimony on a case and there is an objection, that elder is automatically disqualified. This is as it should be. Why? Because even well-meaning elders have biases and should be automatically disqualified if any party makes an objection. This is... Continue Reading