There has been a lot of chatter about Recommendation 7 from the PCA women’s study committee. Concerns arise from all sides about what it does or does not say about Church authority and whether the notion of a commissioned church worker constitutes the creation of a new church office. In this article I attempt to make some observations about the nature of authority as well as the propriety of the light of nature in Church organization. I’m neither advocating for nor against a change to the PCA’s Book of Church Order (BCO) but I do want to correct some poor argumentation in the hopes of focusing the discussion.
First, I want to make some observations about leadership and authority. Much has been said and written about leadership from both sides. …Read More