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Say What?

The difference between the PCA and the OPC is like that between the superintendent of schools in a county outside Birmingham and a plumber who fixes toilets in the suburbs of Toledo. 17 more words

Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Book Review: The Quest for the Historical Adam

The Quest for the Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins, William VanDoodewaard. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015. Hardcover, 400 pages, $37.85.

Once in a very rare while I come across a book which brings me to think, “If I had the means, I would get a copy of this into every single Canadian Reformed home.” This is one of those books. 1,524 more words

Church History

The Presbyterian Church USA Defects

On March 17, 2015, the once great Presbyterian Church (USA) slinked to the other side in the battle between the Gospel and the World. Last June the PCUSA at its General Assembly voted to approve an “Authoritative Interpretation” of its governing documents, and changed the definition of marriage from between “a man and a woman” to “between two persons, traditionally a man and a woman.” Thus they approved same sex marriage. 940 more words

The Importance of College Ministry

I was once a college student. I guess you could say that I took my leisure earning an undergraduate degree (six years). I attended five different schools, took time off to work, and was very uncertain about what I wanted to do in life. 820 more words

I'm all about that GROWTH

As I’ve reflected on my life as a whole trying to find a unified theme that connects all the seemingly random events and achievements, that one piece of yarn that is the thread through the entire story, providing some sense of unity, I have often come to the theme of relationships. 653 more words

Bible

What keeps the ECO and the PCA from becoming one?

About a year ago, in response to an article that appeared on The Layman Online entitled, “Newest Presbyterian Denomination Experiences Continued Growth”, a poster asked, “What keeps the ECO and the PCA from becoming one?”  Another poster answered, “The role of women.”  The following is the essay I wrote in response to the first poster’s question and the second poster’s answer. 1,782 more words

Polity

The PCA is a Multi-Site Church

Ok, so let me just play naive young pastor for a moment. One of the reasons I’m part of the Presbyterian Church in America, as opposed to the Presbyterian Churches in America, is that I understand the church as one entity, and each gathering of the church a site, or congregation. 628 more words

Faith And Theology