What Do the Anderson/Larges Decisions Mean for the Church?

This past Tuesday, the highest ranking court in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission, rendered decisions in cases concerning the long-awaited ordinations of two devout Presbyterians; Scott Anderson who is gay and Lisa Larges who is lesbian.

What to Watch for in the Southard Decision: What Kind of Church are We?

When I was a child in the 1950’s, my father delighted in telling a joke about the four approaches to the law in Europe: In England, everything is permitted except that which is prohibited. In Italy, everything is permitted including that which is prohibited. In Germany, everything is prohibited except that which is permitted. In […]