We find churches where women exercise authority over men as small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, seminar leaders, Bible teachers, and theology teachers; women lead the worship liturgy, administer the Lord’s Supperâ€”women do everything except serve on the session and preach Sunday morning.
Divergent is the word when comparing the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Consider these recent news…
After a two-year “self-review process” in which it solicited questions and concerns about the examination, the Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations (PCCEC) has junked a couple of exegetical examination requirements: (1) a working knowledge of Biblical Greek and Hebrew; and (2) understanding the “principal meaning” of the assigned examination text.
The current discussion in this blog about the recent PCUSA General Assembly has led to some other threads of thought, including the Westminster Standards and early Presbyterianism in the Philippines, especially with regards to the founding of the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo (Unida Evangelical Church).