Here is Lig Duncan’s pre-GA address on the historic Reformed view of the efficacy of the sacraments (PDF). (HT: Michael at 21st Century Tabletalk). Pastor (in PCA terms, “Teaching Elder”) Paul Kooistra was elected moderator of GA this year.
The doctrinal rubber meets the ecclesiastical road today. Pray. Update. No word from Rev Stellman, but a comment on the post says that the majority report, support Pete Leithart was sustained. Update #2. The majority report arguing that Leithart’s views are within . . . Continue reading →
The Twin Lakes Fellowship is coming up and there’s a blog to keep track of it (HT: NIck Batzig)
That’s all Presbyterian code for the Standing Judicial Committee of the Pacific Northwest Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. The news comes from Jason Stellman. The SJC had two reports before them concerning the doctrine taught by Peter Leithart, a minister . . . Continue reading →
At Feeding on Christ (HT: Nick Batzig)
A panel of two teaching elders (ministers) and two ruling elders (elders) has recommended to the full Standing Judicial Commission of the Presbyterian Church in America that the complaint against the Pacific NW Presbytery of the PCA, which refused to prosecute the . . . Continue reading →
The 2007 GA decision against the FV was just the first phase of the struggle. It was the air campaign but wars are won on the ground and the ground war over the Federal Vision seems to be heating up. Lane Keister . . . Continue reading →
Jason Stellman wrote late last night that the Standing Judicial Commission of the PCA has upheld the minority in the Pacific NW Presbytery and has ruled that the Pacific NW Presbytery erred in not finding a “strong presumption of guilt” that the . . . Continue reading →
You can find the text of the letter here. More coverage here. The letter was signed by 27 PCA teaching and ruling elders, including Joey Pipa, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Nick Willborn, Bob Mattes, Wes White, and Lane Keister.
From what I can tell, looking in from the outside, the PCA seems to be a quite decentralized. Of course, I guess that no NAPARC denomination is as decentralized as my own (the URCNA) and theology, piety, and practice varies from presbytery . . . Continue reading →
“Nowhere has the disagreements between the “sectarians” and the “relevants” been more evident than in the discussions regarding the Regulative Principle of Worship, women in diaconal ministry, and the cultural mandate of the Church. The Metro New York Presbytery of the PCA, . . . Continue reading →
Of course Reformed Christians want to be well informed but PCA church planter Martin Hedman has been writing some of the most thoughtful and incisive commentaries about the PCA strategic plan. Recently he commented, …it seems more and more that I am . . . Continue reading →
Martin raises questions about the major premise behind the PCA’s proposed strategic plan.
From the pages of the Nicotine Theological Journal …I have learned that opposing views on worship threaten the very unity of this body. I have read your Westminster Confession on the matter, and was more than pleased to see the clear and uncompromising language . . . Continue reading →
It seems like a dialectic. It’s almost a minimalist definition of “Reformed” and Darryl has some interesting analysis of it.
David Hall analyzes the just past PCA GA. I found it helpful.
You saw it on the HB on April 30 in draft form. Then, on May 27 David Hall let us know about the action of the NW Georgia Presbytery to adopt a version of the 17 Points. Wes White has the version . . . Continue reading →
Dr Peter Leithart is a minister, a teaching elder in the PCA, who labors “out of bounds” (with permission of his presbytery) in a CREC congregation in the Moscow, ID area. He’s an explicit advocate of the Federal Vision doctrines and has . . . Continue reading →
(HT: Aquila Report) The Northwest Georgia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) voted without objection on September 15, 2012 to adopt a “Declaration on the Special Creation of Adam and Eve for Presbytery.” Of the 14 particular churches, 8 sessions . . . Continue reading →
The Standing Judicial Commission of the Presbyterian Church in America ruled that the Missouri Presbytery erred when it failed to find a strong presumption of guilt that [Teaching Elder] Jeffrey Meyers holds views contrary to the Westminster Standards (BCO 34-5) when it . . . Continue reading →