ARP Synod Seeks Clear Solution to Erskine Impasse – and Settles for the ‘Best Available”

While a lot of questions remain unanswered, and some of the business didn’t get finished, the ARP Synod’s rules forced them to go home at 9:00PM In a full day of business meetings, the 206th Meeting of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Church gathered at the Bonclarken Conference Center once again on Thursday,... Continue Reading

American Anglicans assess first year; plan for future

The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) formed last year in defiance of what its founders saw as a liberal, “un-Biblical” drift within the Episcopal Church in the USA. A group of former Episcopalians, who one year ago stirred up controversy in the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.) by breaking away and launching a more traditional Anglican... Continue Reading

(Revised) Part 1: ARP Synod – Wednesday PM Session (June 9, 2010)

The primary business scheduled for this evening was to hear the annual address by the President of the APP Women’s Ministries and official greetings from Fraternal Delegates of several sister denominations. After many, many meetings of committees and Presbyteries, and the normal fine meal in the Bonclarken dining hall, the delegates returned to the Youth... Continue Reading

Actions of the ARP Synod – Wednesday AM Session (June 9, 2010)

The initial business meeting of the 2010 ARP Synod began at 8:30AM in the Youth Activity building (think gymnasium) at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. A brief worship service, including a sermon by The Reverend William C. (Bill) Marsh of Christ Community ARP in Greensboro, NC began the day. Following the service, the... Continue Reading

PCA General Assembly Luncheon: Navigating The New Health Care Reform Market AND Volatile Markets of 2010

Attendees at the PCA General Assembly this year are invited to a very special, and very free, lunch sponsored by the Retirement Benefits Board of the PCA The luncheon will be on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm. It will be held in the Nashville Convention Center in Room 206. No advance... Continue Reading

ARP Synod meets for 206th Annual Meeting; this time without Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

For what most could recall, and what those who could research had determined, 2010 was the first time in a long time, if not forever, that the opening worship service of an ARP Synod meeting did not include the celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. As the outgoing Moderator, the Reverend Dr. John... Continue Reading

South Florida Presbytery Overtures PCA GA to encourage action on Sanctity of Human Life issues

Abortion is wrong; it is sin. God as the righteous and holy Judge will not permit sin to be justified by human “situations.” Over the years the PCA has received a number of overtures and requests on the issue of the Sanctity of Life. At one stage there were three significant votes in a row... Continue Reading

Former commissioner to PCUSA Assembly offers ‘GA HELP’ to this year’s class

In anticipation of the first “paperless” Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly, Charlotte, N.C. pastor and 2008 GA commissioner Robert Austell wants to ensure that participants are fully equipped for the strenuous week. Hoping to help GA commissioners sort through an immense amount of information on dozens of complicated issues, in addition to an exhausting schedule... Continue Reading

Great Commission Resurgence in a Nutshell – Top Issus at Southern Baptist Resurgence

In this article, I wish to cut through the hype by briefly summarizing the final GCR proposal and the contending viewpoints, providing clarity regarding these recommendations. It’s easy to be confused about the recommendations of the Great Commission Task Force. Through state papers, blogs and websites, the conversation about the future of the Southern Baptist... Continue Reading

Memphis Ruling Elder, Colorado Pastor To Be Moderator and ‘Moderator-Elect’ of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Elder Rob Liddon of Second PC, Memphis, TN and Pastor of Faith EPC, Aurora, CO are the picks for Moderator and Moderator-Elect, respectively. Mr. Rob Liddon, ruling elder at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee has been nominated as the Moderator of the 30th General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). The Moderator, elected... Continue Reading