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Two Views on Joining the NAE

NAE membership is being debated throughout the denomination. Some of the issues on either side are discussed in the following presentations. William A. Shell is in favor of joining. He is a teaching elder in Great Lakes Presbytery and the stated clerk of that court. He is associate professor of biblical studies at Reformed Bible College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Opposing the affiliation is William A. Rocap Jr., a ruling elder in the Lakeshore Church, Denver, North Carolina, and a former moderator of Central Carolina Presbytery. Though retired as an executive with the Meredith Corporation, he continues active as a consultant to the publishing industry.

A Parish of Prisoners

The English lady came to the United States more than 30 years ago as the bride of an American military officer she met while on a vacation in Spain. It was a very long way, both in miles and in culture, from her hometown, Leigh-on-Sea, just east of London, to Cleveland, Mississippi, where they lived. One of her discoveries was that just down the road was the much-maligned Mississippi prison farm, popularly known as Parchman.

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Panel Proposes: Join NAE

Completing a two year study on the National Association of Evangelicals, the PCA’s Committee on Interchurch Relations is planning to recommend to the Genera! Assembly that the PCA join the NAE.