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 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 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 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
By Zachary Groff | January 19, 2022 (updated February 26, 2022) Following the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) – ably hosted by Missouri Presbytery in June, 2021 – the 88 constituent presbyteries of the Church have received eight proposed amendments to the denomination’s Book of Church Order (BCO). Of the … More Watching the Amendment Process in 2022
By Jacob Gerber | December 20, 2021 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” (Ps. 133:1). Life in Christ’s church can be hard, especially when we must deal with complicated, difficult, and controversial questions. Nevertheless, we purposefully close every General Assembly by singing Psalm 133 together as a prayer that … More The Biblical Foundations of Parliamentary Procedure
By Matt Fender | December 6, 2021 I read a book a few years ago by Stephen M. R. Covey entitled Business at the Speed of Trust. The point of the book was that in order to communicate effectively in the business context, we need to trust one another. When you are communicating with someone … More Trust Your Brother Elders