PCA Grace Presbytery Sends Request to GA to Assume Original Jurisdiction Over TE Greg Johnson
This is the second presbytery to request the Standing Judicial Commission to assume original jurisdiction over TE Greg Johnson.
After a number of whereas statements, Grace Presbytery concluded with the following request: “Therefore, be it resolved that Grace Presbytery requests that the General Assembly assume original jurisdiction in the case of the doctrinal error of Teaching Elder Greg Johnson, per BCO 34-1.” On May 10, 2022, Grace Presbytery approved an overture to submit... Continue Reading
New Overtures for a Pressing Concern
The overtures address the ongoing controversy surrounding ministerial qualifications, so-called Side B Gay Christianity, and the influence of the Revoice Conference.
The Overtures Committee’s task is to evaluate the overtures submitted this year by the presbyteries, to revise the overtures (if and where needed), and to make recommendations to the whole of the Assembly as to how best to handle each overture. The OC will present its report and recommendations on Thursday June 23, 2022. ... Continue Reading
PCA Southeast Alabama Presbytery Sends Request to GA to Assume Original Jurisdiction Over TE Greg Johnson
The request to assume original jurisdiction will be sent to the Standing Judicial Commission.
After a number of whereas statements, the Southeast Alabama Presbytery concluded with the following request: “Therefore be it resolved that Southeast Alabama Presbytery requests that the General Assembly assume original jurisdiction in the case of the doctrinal error of Teaching Elder Greg Johnson per BCO 34-1.” On April 14, 2022, a Commission of Southeast... Continue Reading
Overture 26 to PCA General Assembly: A Statement on Political Violence
A “Statement on Political Violence” calls members of the PCA, the broader Church, and a watching world to peaceful expressions of political objectives.
The overture enables the PCA to speak into an urgent issue, while mitigating the perception that Christians condone or support political violence. And if such acts happen in the future, the Statement will distance the denomination from any violence done in the name of Christ. Four days before Christmas of 2021, the adult child... Continue Reading
A Brief Word on the Explicit Endorsement of Side B in the PCA
It is not exactly true that no PCA court has endorsed the so called Side B position on homosexuality.
Though it may be true that no court has formally endorsed Side B in the sense of issuing a resolution that says something along the lines of ‘We the session of Generic Presbyterian hereby commend the school of doctrine known as Side B to our members, to our follow presbyters, and to the denomination at... Continue Reading
How A Gay St. Louis Pastor Triggered A War Within the Presbyterian Church In America
An interview with Greg Johnson on St. Louis Public Radio.
But since Johnson went public with his orientation in Christianity Today, pastors in his denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America, have tried to banish clergy who identify as gay, even if they commit to celibacy. Johnson has fought that. He says orientation is largely fixed — but believes there is still a place for people like... Continue Reading
Overture from Southeast Alabama Presbytery Asks the 49th PCA GA to Amend BCO 16 By Adding a New Paragraph
Southeast Alabama Presbytery Asks the 49th PCA General Assembly to “Amend BCO 16 By Adding a New Paragraph.”
Southeast Alabama Presbytery approved an overture at a March 31, 2022 Called Meeting, asking the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to “amend BCO 16 by adding a new paragraph using wording from the Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality.” The Overture presents proposed wording to amend BCO... Continue Reading
A “Concluding” Action on Revoice 18?
The PCA Standing Judicial Commission concludes matters related to Revoice 18, TE Greg Johnson, and Memorial PCA Session.
The SJC recommends that Missouri Presbytery (MOP) utilize the AIC report on Human Sexuality to help protect the peace and purity of the church by acknowledging where the “statements of some speakers at Revoice 18 may have differed from the propositions in that Report.” MOP, commendably, took action to protect the peace and purity of... Continue Reading
The PCA Standing Judicial Commission Rules in Favor in A Second Missouri Case
The SJC sustained in part the compliant, Case 2020-05: TE Ryan Speck v. Missouri Presbytery, on March 3, 2022.
This matter is remanded to MOP Presbytery with instructions that it “hold a new hearing” (BCO 43-10) which need focus only on the following matters: “What steps must MOP take to make clear to the broader Church the errors that were identified in Presbytery’s various investigations with regard to some of the teachings at Revoice... Continue Reading
Overture from Hills and Plains Presbytery Asks the 49th PCA GA to Amend BCO 16 By Adding a New Paragraph
Hills and Plains Presbytery overtures the 49th PCA GA to “Amend BCO 16 By Adding a New Paragraph Using Wording from the Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality.”
Hills and Plains Presbytery approved an overture at a March 5, 2022 Called Meeting, asking the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to “amend BCO 16 by adding a new paragraph using wording from the Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality.” The Overture presents proposed wording to amend... Continue Reading