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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 Commentary On The Confession Of 1967 And An Introduction To The Book Of Confessions

Professor Dowey says, “Creeds and confessions generally need commentary. They are by nature highly compressed and carefully shaded in meaning. They are usually the work of more than one person and are intended for various levels of use. They arise out of diverse backgrounds and are carried into new situations unforeseen by their authors, acquiring […]


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 […]


Always Being Reformed

Is it possible to maintain and defend Christian faithfulness and integrity in a pluralistic world without being arrogant, exclusive, intolerant, or irrelevant? Is it possible to be open to change, tolerant of difference, and relevant without compromising or sacrificing christian authenticity? Shirley Guthrie looks to the Reformed confessions to answer these questions. He asserts that […]




Essential Tenets of the Reformed Faith

Essential Tenets of the Reformed Faith includes two separate classes: The first, ‘Essential Tenets of the Reformed Faith’ (28min) helps church officers answer their ordination question honestly; G-14.0207c. ‘Do you sincerely receive and adopt the essential tenets of the Reformed faith as expressed in the confessions of our church as authentic and reliable expositions of […]


History And Theology In The Book Of Order

The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a dynamic document that reflects the historic and ongoing struggles of a people trying to faithfully live out the gospel message. In this book, William Chapman takes a fresh look at the history and theology that under-gird the Book of Order, using the “Historic Principles of Church Order” as the […]


How To Spell Presbyterian (Newly Revised)

In his classic work, life-long Presbyterian and former pastor Jim Angell tells what it means to be a Presbyterian. This readable, accessible book is divided into six parts — key ideas, commitment, witness, order, discipline, and covenant — and includes a handy glossary to commonly used Presbyterian terms. It has been a classic for 25 […]


How To Spell Presbyterian (Revised)

In his classic work, life-long Presbyterian and former pastor Jim Angell tells what it means to be a Presbyterian. This readable, accessible book is divided into six parts — key ideas, commitment, witness, order, discipline, and covenant — and includes a handy glossary to commonly used Presbyterian terms.