Shane Waldron was once skeptical of the term "emotional abuse". As an associate pastor at Faith Covenant Presbyterian Church in Kalispell, Montana, Waldron was assisting with a marriage counseling session when the wife said her husband ...
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The 45th General Assembly voted to accept the recommendation that the Racial and Ethnic Reconciliation Study Committee conduct a survey and present its final report to the 46th General Assembly in 2018.
The 45th General Assembly voted on three of the nine recommendations from the Ad Interim Study Committee on Women in Ministry.
While Leino doesn’t want the overture to be interpreted as opposition to the appointment of the Women in Ministry Study Committee, he is concerned about “the manner” in which it was formed. In Leino’s view, it “did not reflect the strength of our form of government.”
“What we’re trying to do with the report and our work is encourage a gracious and robust complementary practice,” says Committee Chairman Irwyn Ince. “It certainly does exist, but we want to encourage [the PCA] to continue moving in that direction.”
The study committee will assess the current situation in the denomination regarding racial reconciliation, identify specific problems that need to be addressed, and “develop constructive guidelines and suggest concrete steps for the use of the PCA, including all presbyteries and sessions, in order to make progress toward the work of racial reconciliation.”