By Charles Stover | May 11, 2022 The third annual Gospel Reformation Network (GRN) National Conference was titled “The Church’s One Foundation: The Sufficiency of the Gospel in a Secular Age.” This year’s National conference took place May 4th and 5th at the historic Briarwood Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Birmingham Alabama. Briarwood is historic for … More A First-Time Attendee’s Impression of the 2022 GRN National Conference
By Jacob Gerber | May 9, 2022 As a fundamental principle of church government in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), our Book of Church Order limits church power and authority to be only ministerial and declarative: All church power, whether exercised by the body in general, or by representation, is only ministerial and declarative since the Holy Scriptures … More All Church Power Is Only Ministerial & Declarative
By Scott Edburg | April 26, 2022 How has the failure of last year’s proposed Book of Church Order (BCO) amendments regarding sexuality affected the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) so far? Some effects are more obvious than others. The most obvious effect to date is the attempt on the part of some presbyteries to … More New Overtures for a Pressing Concern
by Zachary Groff | April 7, 2022 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy (Matthew 5:7). At the heart of the Beatitudes, our Lord sets forth mercy as a – if not the – central mark of Christian discipleship, Kingdom living, and human flourishing in the church. Such being the case, what does … More Mercy in Church Courts
by Zachary Groff | March 14, 2022 Last month, I commented on recent transfers of both ministers and congregations out of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), observing that “the pipeline in the direction of churches that are philosophically committed to more peaceful “bigger tent” expressions of Reformed faith and practice is certainly fully than … More Eight Years of Moving Out (2012-2020)
By Scott Edburg | March 8, 2022 Earlier this week, byFaith Online published an article entitled SJC Concludes Action on Matters Related To Revoice 2018. In that article TE Larry Hoop states, “this concludes the matters that have been before the SJC related to Revoice 18 involving TE Greg Johnson, the Session of Memorial Presbyterian … More A “Concluding” Action on Revoice 18?
by Zachary Groff | February 24, 2022 At each year’s meeting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Stated Clerk gives an annual report at the beginning of business. In his report, the Clerk takes an opportunity to reflect on significant developments in the life of the Church. His words … More Where Are They Now?
By Brad Isbell | February 11, 2022 The 49th Stated Meeting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) promises to be jam-packed with drama and deliberation, but there’s good news—the schedule proposed by Stated Clerk Bryan Chapell (posted here) packs in more than three hours of extra business prior to the … More General Assembly Schedule Changes
By Zachary Garris | February 7, 2022 Men used to dress more formally than they do today. This can be seen by looking at older photos of men on airplanes and in the classroom. Yet it is often assumed today that how we dress is of no moral concern and is purely a matter of … More The Elder’s Attire
By Scott Edburg | February 5, 2022 Earlier this week, byFaith Online published an article entitled SJC Answers Dissent in Greg Johnson Case. This comes several months after the majority made a ruling on a complaint against Missouri Presbytery that sided with Missouri Presbytery over how the Presbytery conducted an investigation of one of its … More Dissent, Response, & Concurrences in Speck v. Missouri Presbytery