Friday, May 23, 2008

A Succinct Reply to a Shallow Rebuttal

Revised 6/8/08.

[Not only is the Succint Rebuttal of the Neo-Steelite Thesis of interest in its own right, to see it on a RPCNA website - the denomination which other American Presbyterian bodies call "The Covenanters” - without any distinctions, qualifications or exceptions noted, is of even more interest. While one supposes that the RPCNA is still serious about their own American Covenant of 1871 (pp.281-6), one would have thought it would have balked at denying what is at least common historical Covenanter doctrine on the SL&C and the British Isles. In other words, if the Succinct Rebuttal is an attempt to rebut "Neo-Covenanting" doctrine, "Not-Covenanters" succinctly describes its own position.]

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Link to Old Sidebar Links

12/25/09
This site originated in a controversy over church government which resulted in a number of excommunications in a now defunct ecclesiastical body, the RPNA(GM).

Sunday, May 04, 2008

What This Was And Now Is

Updated and links added 8/3/08, 12/25/09

This site was originally started because of the lack of any real public record - or even due process - in the RPNA(GM) which in part led to, if not exacerbated the excommunications adjudicated by the extraordinary court of that body, the "Session of the RPNA(GM)". 

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Jeremiah or Judas? Rev. Wright or Wrong?

Much ado has recently been made in the popular press about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, senior pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ congregation in Chicago, Illinois, where Senator Barak Obama, a leading 2008 US Democratic Presidential candidate has attended and held membership for over 20 years. Wright’s remarks about God damning America for its foreign policies particularly predominate in the sound clips that are played. These comments are considered unpatriotic and unAmerican, if not also unChristian and divisive by the mainstream media which presents little substantial criticism to the status quo and current policies of either of the mainstream parties, Democratic or Republican.

Wright for his own part, particularly as we note below in his address to the National Press Club Breakfast, has declared all this in reality to be nothing more than an attack on the black church and its traditions, largely unknown to mainstream white and racist America. To be fair to Wright, he does make some valid points and he is addressing in part a hostile and ignorant audience. As Wright mentions repeatedly, The Bill Moyers Show edited out some of his taped interview and he has to keep repeating himself to the media.