A First-Time Attendee’s Impression of the 2022 GRN National Conference

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

All Church Power Is Only Ministerial & Declarative

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

Mercy in Church Courts

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

The Elder’s Attire

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

Secret Caucuses & the PCA

By Jared Nelson | January 28, 2022 Every Christian ought to heed Paul’s warnings to “have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths” (1 Timothy 4:7) and not to be found in “quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.” (2 Corinthians 12:20). Thus, we must be especially cautious when approaching a subject such … More Secret Caucuses & the PCA

The Biblical Foundations of Parliamentary Procedure

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