This insightful essay, Who’s In? Who’s Out? by church theologian Joseph Small, is particularly relevant given the debates currently being conducted in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Indeed, this trenchant theological reﬂection may well come at a kairotic moment (in the words of Paul Tillich), as the church seeks to understand what characteristics deﬁne this ecclesial community and what constitutes faithfulness in the midst of Presbyterian pluralism.
Pharisees, Presbyterians, and the Discernment of Faithfulness