By Matt Fender | July 19, 2022 During the proceedings of the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), we saw two examples of historical precedent being invoked to support a decision of the moderator that appeared to be contrary to the plain language of the Book of Church Order (“BCO”) or … More Deliberating by the Book
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 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 30, 2021 In the previous post, TE Zack Groff laid out a plan for understanding the Standing Judicial Commission (SJC) decision on Judicial Case 2020-12 (Speck v. Missouri Presbytery). As part of the post, TE Groff recommended that readers carefully consider the Dissenting Opinion drafted by RE Steve Dowling and … More 7 Reasons Presbyters Should Read Dissenting Opinions
by Zachary Groff | December 28, 2021 Since the Standing Judicial Commission (SJC) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) decided Judicial Case 2020-12 (Speck v. Missouri Presbytery) – a.k.a. the “Greg Johnson Case” – in October of this year, several official documents and unofficial commentaries relating to the decision have circulated the Internet. While … More Understanding the “Greg Johnson Case” Majority Decision and Dissenting Opinion