When should a church be concerned, or even discipline a member for his personal views on a given issue?

Todd, Carl, and Aimee weigh in on problematic personal views of church members. Their discussion is brought on by a PCA elder who holds pro-choice views running for public office. Are issues like abortion, racism, opposition to interracial marriage, a matter of concern to local churches and to denominations? The crew takes into account Christian non-negotiables and secondary issues, and who the persons holding the troubling views are: new believers in need of discipleship or an office bearer in the church? Listen to the connection between the Sixth Commandment, the Westminster Confession and Larger Catechism, the concept of personhood, and man as the image of God.


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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

When worship becomes blasphemy

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A guest post on singles and the church.

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

I need a new name.

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Is headship merely the authority to make the final decision?

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Is headship merely the authority to make the final decision?

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The black community needs the "Western-prescribed nuclear family"

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The log in the complementarian eye.

 

Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The choice is now a simple one.

Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Their theology of the Trinity is worse than you thougtht...

Posted on Friday, July 08, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The glove doesn't fit...

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »