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"I've looked at clouds from both sides now..."--Joni Mitchell

I remember the years when I was a young buck in the pastorate. There were several of us in our local Baptist association who would eat together, laugh together, and would usually end up on the losing end of votes together (because we were the crotchety theological conservatives). 643 more words

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Reflections on Erasures

As I noted in my article regarding Tullian’s Current Membership Status, I will be offering some reflections. Many would look at a simple act of declaring a person to be no longer a member of a local church to be something of a non-issue, that could not be further from the truth. 1,772 more words

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Tullian's Current Membership Status

After my recent Open Letter to the South Florida Presbytery, and a Call to Repentance by many of Tullian‘s former confidants, I began to receive emails and messages asking what Tullian’s current status was. 588 more words

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PCA Trumped

Or, how politics matters more than communion:

But a few predicted that this election could permanently damage attempts to create unity among evangelicals. “I spend most of my time in ministry talking and teaching about racial reconciliation,” said Jemar Tisby, the president of the Reformed African American Network, a “theologically traditional” coalition of black Christians and churches, as he described it.

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Novus Ordo Seclorum

One Church's Path to Racial Diversity

This month’s story on PCA Voices features George Robertson, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta and the moderator of the PCA’s 44th General Assembly.

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Tim Keller with Hair (and coiffed to boot)?

Let this be a lesson to the PCA where some want women to do the same things that men already do (sometimes poorly):

Since the 1990s women have found plentiful opportunities to fill positions in the upper echelons of the national security apparatus.

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Adventures In Church History

My Installation as a Presbyterian Minister

After seven months of studying, written exams, oral exams, approval of a presbytery, I was installed last Sunday evening, July 24, as an ordained minister in the… 63 more words

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