SUGGESTED READING LIST FROM RACIAL UNITY
A brochure distributed by Redeemer Presbyterian's Racial Unity Ministry offers a list of books for suggested reading. The brochure proclaims, "Though far from exhaustive, we offer the following Suggested Resources as valuable tools for building unity." (Featured in these books are potentially inflammatory and even apparently heretical sentiments.--Ed.)
WHO WAS W. E. B. DUBOIS?
W. E. B. DuBois, who was mentioned favorably several times during the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Redeemer Presbyterian Church, was a Communist.
WHO WAS JOHN BROWN?
John Brown, who was held up at the event sponsored by Redeemer Presbyterian's Racial Unity Ministry as a great example of what racial reconciliation looks like, was a murderer and anarchist.
SOCIAL WORKER WITH A MISSION FOR RACIAL UNITY
Miss Andrea Clark, a United Methodist minister's daughter, is a social worker in New York City with a concern for racial unity. She claims that the Racial Unity Ministry, of which she is President, is especially interested in "targeting" whites at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, who "just because they're white, experience privilege, that other people who are not white do not experience."
INTERVIEW WITH DENNIS DAY
Mr. Dennis Day, who served as Moderator for the event which celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks passionately about racial equality and the need for "Pan-Africanism." He claims that King is a role model for Christians.
THE PCA'S 'FLAGSHIP' IN NEW YORK CITY
Since its founding in 1989, Redeemer Presbyterian Church has enjoyed phenomenal growth. Under the leadership of Pastor Tim Keller, the congregation has consciously sought to contextualize its ministry to the culture of the "Big Apple." The church has employed women in various roles in worship (taking up the offering, reading Scripture, etc.). It has also deliberately incorporated unbelievers as musicians in its worship. The church has also been in the forefront of the move to establish a new New York City Metro Presbytery. According to the "Proposed Statement of Purpose," among the "theological convictions [which] strongly inform us as we unite to form a presbytery" is the following: "The Reformed understanding of the gospel prevents us from falling into either legalism or license, into either a traditional conservatism or a naive liberalism."
BLACK PCA PASTOR EVALUATES KING AND MALCOLM
Dr. Robert Cameron, author of Last Pew on the Left, an evaluation of racial attitudes in America's churches, gives his evaluation of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X.
COVENANT COLLEGE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES
The controversy over the display of nude pictures at Covenant College, the PCA's denomination school in Lookout Mountain, GA, has continued, as evidenced by articles in the student newspaper, the Bagpipe.
THE PURITAN PROJECT
J. Olin Coleman, retired missionary to Brazil, heads up the Puritan Project, an effort to introduce Brazilian Presbyterians to their rich Puritan heritage.
REPORT ON THE PRESBYTERIES
Here are reports on some of the PCA's presbyteries: Ascension, Covenant, Central Carolina, Eastern Carolina, Evangel, Fellowship, Great Lakes, James River, New Jersey, Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Palmetto, Southern Florida, and Westminster. Of particular note may be the action by Ascension in turning down the request of a group in Cleveland to come under Great Lakes Presbytery as a mission church; and the action of New Jersey in disapproving participation in an conference in which the worship was to be led by a woman.
REPORT FROM THE WINTERY MIDWEST
Pastor Bob Marsh reports from Springfield, IL, on the challenges of ministering amidst snow storms.
QUOTES FROM THE QUORUMS
Here are some noteworthy quotes heard recently on the floor of Northeast Presbytery.
Matters of interest and concern to our PCA family.
EDITORIAL WINTER 1997
WHAT'S GOING ON IN NEW YORK CITY?
The Editor analyzes the recent celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., by a prominent PCA congregation.
Our readers respond with their own perspectives
on worship practices in the PCA.