By Matt Fender | June 9, 2023 Editor’s Note: What follows is a public response to a public criticism of a committee recommendation before the 50th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The Review of Presbytery Records (RPR) Committee has recommended to the 50th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America … More Safeguarding Our Unity: RPR’s Citation of a Woman Preaching
By Jared Nelson | May 19, 2023 In the first 1,800 years of the New Testament church, there was no shortage of debate over the elements of the Lord’s Supper. There have been debates over mixing water with the wine, use of leaven in the bread, and the denial of the cup to the laity. … More The Presbyterian Cup from Wine to Welch’s
By Ryan Speck | May 5, 2023 In Matthew 18:20, Jesus promises that “where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (cf. 1 Cor. 5:4). Does this mean that two Christians gathering at a restaurant for lunch have achieved a Temple experience? Put another way, … More The Discipline of Worship
By Benjamin T. Inman | February 28, 2023 This is an invitation to controversy; my full-length contribution is available here. I offer a response to what I perceive to be a high point of advocacy for the Church Year in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). During my 30 years in the denomination, without difficulty … More A Wholesome Controversy? Please.
By Brad Isbell | January 24, 2022 The state of worship in the Presbyterian Church in America is arguably better than it has ever been, at least as far as liturgy goes. More churches now use recognizably Reformed liturgies than at any point in the denomination’s history. These are liturgies that include the biblical elements … More Worship, Polity, & the PCA
By Ryan Biese | December 5, 2022 I was reared Lutheran (ELCA). In my experience growing up and attending several different Lutheran congregations, the worship was fundamentally the same. Regardless of whether we attended a relatively conservative or relatively liberal congregation, the order of worship essentially did not change. It did not even matter whether … More Beware the Latitude of the Pharisees
By Ryan Biese | January 24, 2022 This is the second installment in a three-part series setting forth three urgent priorities for elders in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The pursuit of these concerns must be founded and fueled by prayer and flow out of love for Christ, His people, and the lost. In … More Our Elders’ Love for Biblical Worship