An Evangelical responds to Margaret Thomas'
analysis of the claims of a crisis in the PC(USA) [2-25-11]
The Rev. Robert Campbell, pastor of Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sharon Hill, PA, has written a thoughtful comment on Margaret Thomas'
recent essay on "Governance in a Time of Ferment," in which she
raises questions about the letter from a number of Evangelical tall-steeple pastors which claims that the PC(USA) in "deathly ill."
Margaret Thomas has served the Presbyterian Church in a variety of roles over many years.
Now honorably retired and living in Minneapolis, she was the Deputy Executive Director of the UPC/GAMC, and then executive of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies.
She then served as executive of the Minnesota Council of Churches, and during that time she became a member and moderator of both the GA Permanent Judicial Commission and the Advisory Committee on the Constitution.
Out of this broad and deep experience, she
offers some of her
insights on the proposed new Form of Government - both describing its positive aspects and pointing to two proposed changes that could undermine the whole distinctive style of governance in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
has also written a short essay commenting specifically on the proposed new Form of Government, now being considered in the presbyteries.