Review of the ad-interim committee...

Review of the ad-interim committee’s report on women serving in the ministry of the church.

                The issue of men’s and women’s respective and complementary roles in the life of the church is one that has invited perennial controversy. Sadly, that integral feature of mankind which God has designed as a great gift to His creation (see Genesis 2:18-25) has been a cause for disruption in the church in our […]

How important is it that congregation...

How important is it that congregations have deacons.

DOES THE BCO (AND THUS THE PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL POLITY SET FORTH THEREIN) REQUIRE THAT A CONGREGATION HAVE DEACONS? YES, DEMONSTRABLY Dr. David F. Coffin, Jr. For Potomac Presbytery, January 2009 I. CHRIST, THE KING AND HEAD OF THE CHURCH Jesus gives “all offices necessary for the edification of His Church and the perfecting of […]

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 | […]