Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Like Molasses in January...

"Progress" in dealing with Federal Vision theology in the PCA seems to be moving at the speed of molasses in January.  Over the weekend two presbyteries met where this has been an issue: Siouxlands and Pacific Northwest.  Reports have surfaced indicating that things are moving through the church courts, albeit rather slowly.  This is strange given the PCA Position Paper on Federal Vision, New Perspective, and Auburn Avenue Theologies [2007] which clearly spells out what is consistent with the Westminster Confession of Faith and what isn't. 

For developments concerning Peter Leithart and his standing in the PCA read what TE Jason Stellman writes So Much Drama in the P-N-W

For developments in Siouxlands read what RE Phil Derksen has written Report on the Presbytery of the Siouxlands' 89th Stated Meeting (Part 1).  Another helpful post was written by TE Brian Carpenter who explores what he believes is the the prevailing mindset in Siouxlands (and perhaps elsewhere in the PCA) Theology, Ecclesiology, and Sociology.

What's interesting about all of this is that much of the denomination has its attention focused on the The PCA 2010 Strategic Plan as if doctrinal matters are settled and we just need to move on to talk about mission. Ever hear of the term half-cocked?

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