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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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What is the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America?

Several years ago the Iraqis were struggling to put together a new constitution. Jay Leno responded during his monologue by saying, “Why don’t we let them have ours? 395 more words

A Solemn Covenant with God and His Church—Part V

Today I am writing about the last membership vow that a new member of a local Presbyterian Church in America congregation takes to become a part of that body. 767 more words

A Solemn Covenant with God and His Church—Part IV

Over the last few days we have been looking at the membership vows that church members take when we become a part of a local Presbyterian Church in America congregation. 501 more words

A Solemn Covenant with God and His Church

Before I became a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 2005, I had been a Southern Baptist pastor for right at twenty-five years. 360 more words

Can Sexism Be Far Behind?

In the run-up to the PCA’s debates about repenting corporately for racism, I wonder if the opponents of racism have left room for excluding women from church office. 392 more words

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Letter from America: The Price of Orthodoxy

On 4 December 1973, 382 delegates representing over 260 congregations met in a crowded sanctuary at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to form what was briefly called the National Presbyterian Church. 924 more words

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