PCA General Assembly in Dallas

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  1. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    Anyone from this board going to be there next week?

    Also on a nearly unrelated note, can any of you Dallas types tell me if Deep Ellum is safe or interesting anymore. I heard it had fizzled.
     
  2. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, Stephen and Lane (Greenbaggins) are linking up to drive over here so if you need a ride from the hotel, they are meeting up at the entrance to the exhibit hall, which doesn't open till Monday PM I think.
     
  3. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    I lived in Dallas from '73 to '83 and we visit often as a son lives there now, and as interesting as it may be, i've never considered that neighborhood all that safe, except during state fair time when a lot of people are there.

    yes, i'll be at GA next week, on the B&O committee, a lot of the time.
     
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  4. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    Well I actually can't make it.
    But our church will be represented well.
    My pastor will be there. He is almost painfully shy or at least studiously quiet except when he preaches.
    He came here all the way from Philly and Texas or Texans sort of have to grow on you.

    I was thinking of having tons of people come up to him and greet him all week long just as a prank.
    You know, stuff like "aren't you the Jim Angehr from Lubbock that I have heard so much about online?" or "do they really call you Jim "righteous" Angehr in West Texas?"

    But maybe I shouldn't.
    At any rate he is a really interesting great guy. yall should meet him.
    Though he looks like a really young version of Barbie's friend Ken (the doll) but he is one wise dude.
    Plays blues harp, knows more than you could imagine about American music, especially Springsteen . I was thinking of suggesting Deep Ellum for some good blues if he gets free time but I am rethinking that also.
     
  5. doctorcello

    doctorcello Puritan Board Freshman

    Someone from Tennessee

    Yup, I will be there, and am looking forward to seeing the old faces again. That's the best part of GA. I'll be flying in on Tuesday afternoon, and hunting for a Shuttle ticket or taxi.
     
  6. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    PCA...PCA...Oh, yeah. Ain't that that Presbyterian denomination which is sort of an OPC :cool: wannabe? (heh, heh)

    <runs away quickly...>
     
  7. AVT

    AVT Puritan Board Freshman

    Does anyone know whether there will be any audio or video of the Overtures committee we access (like there is a webcast of the rest of General Assembly)?
     
  8. doctorcello

    doctorcello Puritan Board Freshman

    Highly unlikely

    I suspect that a video cast of the overtures committee is VERRRRRRYYYYYY UNLIKELY!!:lol:
     
  9. AVT

    AVT Puritan Board Freshman

    Some of us are curious as to what has transpired during the pre assembly meeting of our Overtures committee today! Any news?

    The General Assembly will be web cast live beginning Tuesday at 7:30pm:
    PCA General Assembly WebCast
     
  10. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    I have heard it has gone very well and expeditiously under Fred Greco's chairmanship; they will be handling the deaconness overtures today.
     
  11. AVT

    AVT Puritan Board Freshman

    I saw on the web cast that a "minority report" was announced by the Overtures Committee, without further information.

    Anyone know anything about what is transpiring?
     
  12. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yes. Fred acquitted himself honorably and capably. I was on the Overtures Committee with him. He announced something toward the end that we were not to talk publicly about the results prior to the floor report, in the interests of not spreading rumors, and I hope to honor the spirit of that, but I would like to tell a story about something not of substance, which I found amusing and moving, about Fred.

    As we were about to adjourn, after Fred had warned us about no outbursts, and had been very strict about things out of order, to both sides of every issue, a member rose to move a resolution of thanks for his leadership of the committee. The committee erupted in total disorder, with a standing ovation. For the only time I can recall, Fred was totally out of control of the committee. And the only time I know ever of Fred, he was speechless. It was a deeply moving moment.

    Then, in comic relief, the movant said -- of course, it should be remembered that all three times your rulings were appealed, you got overruled all 3 times.

    I must add that I dont recall that as quite true -- he was overruled by the committee only 2 of the 3 times his rulings were appealed.

    I write from the floor of the GA. The report of the committee, including the majority report on women deacons and the minority report, should be made sometime today. Stay tuned. Im told that reports are going on the PCA webpage as soon as they are made on the floor.

    :detective:
     
  13. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    It has just been announced by the moderator that we will take a 10 minute break, at 11:23 am, CDT, and following that will be the report of the Overtures Committee.

    Stay tuned.

    :detective:
     
  14. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Fred has started his report for the Overtures Committee.
     
  15. tcalbrecht

    tcalbrecht Puritan Board Junior

    Has anyone found the reports online? The moderator said they were available on the web site.
     
  16. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Overture #1 recommended to be answered in the negative.
     
  17. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Overture #2 to add the Apostles Creed to the membership vows, recommended in the negative. Overture #1 adopted by the GA in the negative.
     
  18. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Fyi
     
  19. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Overture #3 offered in the negative, with reference to prior ones.

    #2 passed in negative.
     
  20. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    #3 passed in negative.

    #4 to make professions of faith mandatory, offered in affirmative.
     
  21. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Vote on #4 as proposed passed.
     
  22. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Overture #6 re investigations of TE, be answered in negative recommended.
     
  23. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    There is discussion of Overture #6, about possibly answering this in the affirmative.
     
  24. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    An elder is arguing that a TE who is in marital difficulty should be able to be suspended pending investigation, before any finding of guilt.
     
  25. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    #6 answered in negative, passed.
     
  26. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Overture #7 recommended in the negative.
     
  27. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    #7 passed in negative.
     
  28. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Overture #8, a tribute, offered in affirmative.

    received unanimously.
     
  29. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Next item, was to strike from the minutes the rationale from Overture #9, as it discusses a pending judicial case.
     
  30. HaigLaw

    HaigLaw Puritan Board Sophomore

    Dr. Morton Smith asked how this would be handled in the minutes.
     
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