PCA’s Review of Presbytery Records Both Approves and Rejects Paedocommunion – by Wes White
The result is that we have a committee presenting conflicting motions to the General Assembly. We have two different minorities arguing the opposite point. Paedocommunion will be one of the hot issues at the 40th General Assembly.
Commissioners to PCA General Assembly Advised: ‘Remember your PEAS’ – by Megan Fowler
“It is shocking to realize things are going on in people’s lives, and you would readily help if you only knew about it,” Dively said. The presence of PastorServe at General Assembly will give pastors a chance to unload their burdens and lean on their brothers for support.
Proposed Seminar on Creation and Science at 2012 PCA General Assembly Stirs Debate – by Dominic Aquila
The concerns raised about the seminar are based on what appear to be inferences that Old Earth Creationism has more scientific evidence and credibility than Young Earth Creationism.
PCA’s Study Committee on the Insider Movement Submit’s Partial Report
The ad interim SCIM has carried out the first stage of its duties, investigating divine familial language and Bible translation. Stemming from the SCIM research, important points of action surface. These actions concern agencies and workers engaged in Bible translation, as well as the PCA churches that support the work of Bible translation. For the... Continue Reading
JUDICIAL CASE 2011-6 PRELIMINARY DECISION OF THE PANEL
Below is the entire text of the Preliminary Decision in the case involving the views of TE Jeff Meyers of Missouri Presbytery concerning Federal Vision theology. For the full story including events leading up to the issuance of this decision, go here. Summary of the Facts: 07-20-04 Missouri Presbytery (MOP) formed a study committee “to... Continue Reading
PCA GA Actions on Paedocommunion and Women Deacons: Some Thoughts
It should be noted from this report that the 16th GA did not declare paedocommunion as an allowable exception. The report declared that “classical Reformed theology has been virtually unanimous in judging that covenant children ought not to be brought to the Lord’s Table before the age of discretion.” Though it has been described as... Continue Reading
At the PCA General Assembly – Report of the Overtures Committee
On the last day of the 39th PCA General Assembly it considered a number of overtures that had been referred to the Overtures Committee. This is a ‘Super’ Committee of Commissioners with two representatives from each Presbytery, one Teaching Elder and one Ruling Elder, eligible to serve. Overture 2 was answered in the negative. This... Continue Reading
At The PCA General Assembly – Statement concerning errors of “Insider Movements” translations approved, but stumbles over procedures on approving a study committee
The PCA General Assembly for 2011 received an overture from Potomac Presbytery concerning a problem with translations of the bible into languages used primarily in the Muslim world It seems a number of groups are making translations that do not use the terms ‘Father’ and ‘Son’ when referring to the first and second persons of... Continue Reading
At the PCA General Assembly – Report of the Administrative Committee.
Just after 9:30PM on Thursday evening, the Committee of Commissioners (CoC) on Administration took the floor to present a lengthy report (with 26 recommendations). The chairman began by seeking to move 25 of the motions (other than budgets) as an omnibus motion, which means lump them together for one vote to approve. Since only 5... Continue Reading
UPDATE Friday 5:00PM: 3 year old son of PCA Teaching Elder nearly drowns at Virginia Beach hotel pool
Jamison Godwin, 3-year-old son of TE Jeff Godwin, pastor of Northside PCA in Melbourne, Fla., almost drowned in a hotel pool in Virginia Beach on Thursday, June 9. Godwin brought his family with him to the PCA General Assembly. Friday 5:00PM update: We are pleased to report that 3-year-old Jamison Godwin was released from the... Continue Reading