Starting tomorrow I’ll be running a series of posts about homosexuality and the RCA. For those outside the Reformed Church in America (and that’s almost all of you), you may not understand all the issues and historical events at first. But you’ll see the issues at stake pretty quickly.
For those in the RCA I am posting this series for a couple reasons. (1) Many classes (think: presbyteries) will be voting on overtures in the coming weeks. My classis will vote on overtures next Tuesday. I hope this series will persuade RCA pastors and elders to approve strong overtures that can make their way to the General Synod this summer. (2) People in the RCA need to know what is going on in their denomination and see the need for a faithful response. Reading these posts will be uncomfortable at times. I imagine, they will make folks upset for various reasons. But staring at the truth will help us all in the long run.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:
Tuesday – Homosexuality and the RCA: A Call for Action, Consistency, and Faithfulness (Part 1)
Wednesday – Homosexuality and the RCA: A Call for Action, Consistency, and Faithfulness (Part 2)
Thursday – An Overture Regarding Homosexuality and the RCA
Friday – Does the Heidelberg Catechism Have Anything to Say About Homosexuality?
One final note: as you may recall, I am traveling overseas at the moment. I didn’t want to post this series while I was gone, but this was the best time to lead up to the vote by our classis (which I will miss). Being out of town, I will not be able to do much to monitor the comments on these posts. I have someone from the church helping to check the comments for me and see if things get out of control. Please be respectful with your agreements or disagreements. I will turn off the comments if they veer off into the inappropriate or become a distraction from the posts themselves.