Saturday, June 18, 2005

Alternative Presbyterian Polity Proposal

The New Wineskins conference currently going on in Florida has drawn evangelical representatives from across the PCUSA. Coming out of this conference will be several documents that in effect offer an alternative Presbyterian polity. This is clearly a response to the forthcoming Peace Unity and Purity report that is to be released in September.

The Presbyterian News Service report has links to the documents being discussed that you can check out if you are interested. Today is the last day of the conference.


will spotts said...

I'll be interested to see their draft "constitution" and their plan for action. Some of the ideas seem sound, but I don't have enough details yet. I'm particularly curious how responsive the proposed "pared down" national organization would be to the membership.

St. Casserole said...

Thanks for reminding me of the conference. I read the PNS stuff and when to the Wineskins' website.
I'd forgotten about all this until I read your entry.
I'm not excited about their work nor am I happy about it. Just considering what this may mean for us.

will spotts said...

Your concern may be well founded. I'm still kind of hopeful for good ideas.