Losing once is not reason to quit. Ask Thomas 0. Kotouc, a lawyer who represented Mobile school authorities and the state of Alabama in the prayer case that went all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court. The nation’s highest tribunal told the Alabama schools that they couldn’t pray – even silently.
Most North Americans have heard of Timbuktu, but even if they think it’s more real than legendary they usually can’t find it on the map. Fewer are likely to be able to tell how to find Abidjan, where the newest Mission to the World church planting team is being established.
Every young person goes through certain “rites of passage” before reaching maturity. If Mission to the World realizes a goal it has just set, every PCA young person will have some kind of missions exposure before “growing up and settling down.”
Now we are at a unique moment, a “kairos.” That Greek word, poorly translated into English as just “time,” is packed with meaning. It’s more like “ripeness” or a strategic opportunity. We face tremendous possibilities now in the PCA.
Elevators, by design, are supposed to be quiet, dependable, and efficient. They attract little attention until they fail to perform as expected. Richard H. Ellingsworth doesn’t attract much attention, and those who know him well describe him as quiet, dependable, and efficient.
Consideration of the manse question has brought unusual consequences for one PCA congregation, the Princeton Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In October 1984 its manse was vacant. There was no pastor, and the congregation was in the pro
Thanks to seven summer (North American summer, that is) workers from the PCA’s Servants in Missions Abroad, the Buderim congregation of the Westminster Presbyterian Church on the Sunshine Coast experienced vitalization and growth. Elsewhere in Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland, two other SIMA summer workers helped new missionaries in Brisbane.
Times are tumultuous. Interna
To many members of Birmingham’s Briarwood Church, he is the elder who taught them Reformation history in their first year as members there.Officials involved in utility rate-making in Alabama know him as the man from the telephone company who always had the right numbers.People active at the assembly level in the PCA know Spencer as a presbyter who has devoted countless hours to helping to build the denomination from its earliest days.
When the First General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America met in 1973 commissioners from 16 presbyteries attended. A total of 215 congregations were represented. When the Fifteenth Gen