1 Timothy 3:11 and women deacons

1 Timothy 3:11 and women deacons

Proponents of female deacons use 1 Timothy 3:11 to argue the case in favor of female deacons. Here is a brief exegesis of that passage, which presents the arguments against this interpretation. As I understand verses 11 and 12, Paul is laying down the domestic qualifications for deacons: “Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious […]

Leading in Worship

Leading in Worship

Because of the corporate nature of public worship, its leadership is to be representative, namely, one person acts on behalf of all. Many aspects of worship, like singing and reading or reciting the confessions, are done by all. Other times, when the leader prays, he forms words for all. Who, then, is authorized to represent […]

The Pilgrim’s Compass (GPTS Ch...

The Pilgrim’s Compass (GPTS Chapel – 2016-01-27)

God’s Design for Marriage (2016...

God’s Design for Marriage (2016 GPTS Spring Conference)

God’s Nursery (2016 GPTS Spring...

God’s Nursery (2016 GPTS Spring Conference)

GPTS: an Uncommon School for Uncommon...

An Introduction to the Ministry of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

A Troubling Turn: PCA General Assembl...

NOTE: This article used with permission from Terry Johnson and can also be read at http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2016/06/a-troubling-turn-pca-general-a.php A Troubling Turn: PCA General Assembly 2016 by Terry Johnson By and large I have stayed out of the politics of the General Assembly (GA) for the past 34 years. Because I pastor at an independent Presbyterian church, I have […]

A Way Forward for PCA Peace, Health, ...

NOTE:  This article was previously published on the Aquila Report and reposted here with permission from the author. A Way Forward for PCA Peace, Health, and Unity Will the PCA make changes by legislative fiat from the top – or – by consensus among the presbyteries and local congregations? Written by David W. Hall | […]

Trip to Brazil and South Africa

My wife and I leave tomorrow, Lord willing, to fly to Brazil. This summer is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Puritan Project. The Puritan Project was started by Dr. Manoel Canuto, Mr. Olin Coleman, and pastor Josafa Vasconcelos for the purpose of bringing reform and experimental Calvinism to the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. I have […]

Pipa Protest

I have been asked if members of our churches can sign the protest. Although it is not official, let your voice be heard, particularly let’s hear from the women. See below. Here is the protest. We, the undersigned, humbly protest the establishment of a committee to study the issue of woman serving in the ministry […]