By Brad Isbell | February 28, 2023 In the Presbyterian Church in America, there are but two offices: elder and deacon. All officers in the PCA are ordained; both offices (by definition) are filled by (and only by) ordained persons. Officers are essential in many kinds of organizations inasmuch as they are legally required or … More The Church’s Two Laws
By The Editors | January 19, 2023 In our first full calendar year, Presbyterian Polity received over 35,200 visitors who logged a total of more than 61,100 views across the site. Thank you for spending some time with us. We hope that what you have read helped you as you have prayed for, served, and … More The Top 10 Polity Posts of 2022
By Zachary Garris | January 18, 2023 It is no secret there are two stated differences to the Westminster Standards that presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) commonly rule as permissible exceptions. These two differences pertain to images of Jesus and recreation on the Sabbath. While there have been many battles over subscription … More The Sabbath and Subscription in the PCA
by James Norris | September 8, 2022 This year’s General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) voted to affirm an amended version of Overture 15, which is now being considered by the denomination’s presbyteries as Item 1. It seeks to add the following language to the Book of Church Order (BCO): 7-4. Men … More Three Reasons to Adopt PCAGA49’s Overture 15
by Zachary Groff | August 6, 2022 This year, twelve proposed changes to the Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA) Book of Church Order (BCO) will come before the denomination’s eighty-eight presbyteries for consideration. Three of the twelve proposals address aspects of ministerial qualifications and examination. Perhaps the most talked-about item is that which resulted from … More The Biblical Genius of PCAGA49’s Overture 15
By Ryan Biese | July 26, 2022 Scripture uses the word “deacon” in a variety of ways. So do PCA congregations.Modernism was characterized by a quest for objectivity and certainty, but it failed to deliver. Post-Modernism arose in response and questions all objectivity and certainty. Post Modernism thrives in the society of our exile. Perhaps … More What Is a Deacon?