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A Brief Statement of Faith

In 1983 the two largest Presbyterian churches in the United States reunited. The “Plan for Reunion” called for the preparation of a brief statement of the Reformed faith for possible inclusion in The Book of Confessions. This statement is therefore not intended to stand alone, apart from the other confessions of our church. It does not […]


A Church Of The Word And Sacrament

Since the reformation, “Word and Sacrament” have been identifying marks of the church.  What happens to the church when sacraments are marginalized and word is relativized?  This essay, originally presented as an address to an international reformed consultation, calls for a church in which Word and Sacrament are present in fullness.


A Reformed Understanding of Usury

This report and its recommendations are in response to the referral of the 216th General Assembly (2004) to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to investigate the question of usury in the United States and to prepare a resolution for the 217th General Assembly (2006).





Aging Well

From the Introduction: There are countless books and a number of manuals dealing with the major issues of aging and retirement. Many of them are very good and can be helpful. This monograph is not intended to replace them. Rather, it is intended to be an addendum to the universal issues that are wither particularly […]



Basic Mission Support Manual

A manual designed to assist committees as they plan for Presbytery-Session Basic Mission Support consultations. Includes an overview of the purposes for consultations, concrete help for the actual consultation, suggestions for follow-up & evaluation, a glossary, & resource section.


Bearing The Marks Of The Church

Who or what is the church?  By what stars shall we navigate as we seek to be the church here and now?  The three essays gathered in “Bearing the Marks of the Church” use Nicene marks of the church – one, holy, catholic, apostolic – as navigation points as we seek to be the church now […]