ARPTalk(19)

June 3, 2009

 
Welcome to the nineteenth (19th) issue of ARPTalk. Featured in ARPTalk(19) are the following two (2) articles:


(19.1) LETTERS AND NEWS

(19.1.1) Letter from An Erskine Board Member: Rev. David Johnston – Rev. Johnston details two serious problems with the Erskine Board: (1) The Erskine Board is too large and is ineffective; and (2) The Erskine strategic plan reveals an anti-ARP Church bias.

(19.1.2) Letter from Dr. John Wingard Explaining Why He Left Erskine –There are erroneous rumors floating around as to why Dr. Wingard left Erskine College for Covenant College. In this letter and the email that follows, Dr. Wingard puts those rumors to rest.

(19.1.3) Letter from the Father of An Erskine Student: Mr. Robert Land–In this letter directed to the Moderator of General Synod and others, Mr. Land states his concerns for Erskine College.

(19.1.4) VANISHING ACT! Articles Mysteriously Disappear from “Erskine Action, the ETS Blog-Site” – This is a news article by the Editor. On the Erskine blog-site last month, “Erskine Action,” Dr. Neely Gaston, Executive Vice President, ETS, stated that articles were going to be posted that explained ETS issues. Suddenly, without explanation, articles have been removed. WHY?

(19.1.5) Did the PC(USA) Conservatives Win the Vote on Gay Ordination – This is another news articles by the Editor. The Editor’s answer to the question is NO.

 

(19.2) A STRATEGY TO SAVE ERSKINE AND THE ARP CHURCH: A CALL FOR A COMMISSION – The Editor lists his reasons why the memorial from First Presbytery that calls for the formation of a Commission to deal with the problems at Erskine College and Theological Seminary should be passed.

 

 Evangelical Erskine College students have built and opened a blog-site in order to make sure that the light of truth about Erskine College escapes the town limits of Due West. They have made a video that the readers of ARPTalk want to view—the students speak for themselves, imploring the General Synod to see to the implementation of the Erskine Mission by the Board and Administration. This is a must see for every ARP delegate to the 2009 General Synod. The name of the blog-site is SAFE,an acronym for Students Aligned for a Faithful Erskine.” You may reach SAFE by left clicking the following site route: (http://www.studentsforerskine.com:80/).

 

Many of the readers of ARPTalk have asked the Editor to produce an index of articles that may be pertinent to the meeting of the 2009 General Synod. The Editor hopes that the list below is helpful. To get to an article, left click the article. The articles are tied directly to the ARPTalk blog-site.

 

A CHRONICLE OF THE LONG FAILURE OF GENERAL SYNOD TO OVERSEE ERSKINE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY, (1976 – 2008)

A Modest Proposal for the Reformation of Erskine Theological Seminary

An Analysis of Executive Vice-President Gaston’s Vision Statement for Erskine Theological Seminary

AN OLD VISION FOR ERSKINE

An Open Letter to the Seminary Committee

ARPTalk (Extra 5) DR. RICHARD BURNETT PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE DOES NOT CONCUR WITH INERRANCY!

ARPTalk (Extra-1) EBK RIP

ARPTalk (EXTRA3) FACULTY “FOOD FIGHT” AT ERSKINE

ARPTalk(Extra4) MOONLIGHT REVOLUTION ON ERSKINE CAMPUS SUBSTANTIATES ARPTalk CONCERNS

At Erskine Town Hall Forum Dr. Bill Crenshaw Disputes Inerrancy and Integration of Faith and Learning

Barthianism at ETS: Things Haven’t Changed! (See ARPTalk 13, it is all about Barth)

BERKHOF ON BARTH

Do Burnett and Bush Affirm Inerrancy?  No!

Erskine Students Threatened with Arrest

EVANGELICAL OR HOMOPHOBIC

Karl Barth, the PC(USA) General Assembly and the ARPC

LETTER TO THE COLLEGE OF LAODICEA, by Mr. Daniel Stephens

Love That Has Had Enough of Gradualism

NEWS FROM THE PC(USA) The sickening escapades at Union  Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia

President Randy Ruble’s Vision Statement for Erskine College

Response to Dr. Bill Crenshaw

WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN, PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST, LESBIAN, BUDDHIST, UNITARIAN WEDDING CEREMONY?

 

In order to protect the articles in ARPTalk from being tampered with, the ARPTalk attachment containing this issue of ARPTalk is sent out in a secured PDF file. In order to protect the computers of the readers of ARPTalk, the attachment containing this issue of ARPTalk has been filtered by the PDF programs for viruses and is virus free. 

 

If you are new to ARPTalk, ARPTalk is NOT an official voice of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The purposes of ARPTalk are two-fold: (1) To inform and educate the ministers and laypeople of ARPdom on significant issues that are before ARPdom; and (2) To give voice to and encouragement to those who feel they have been ignored and marginalized.

 

ARPTalk is FREE to those who want it. If you are on the mailing list of ARPTalk, it is because you are an ARP minister or layperson or someone who is interested in the ARPC or things Presbyterian in general. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ THIS ISSUE OF ARPTalk, PLEASE DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT. If you do not want to be on the mailing list of ARPTalk, please click on the following site-address (ARPTalk@bellsouth.net) and request that your name and address be removed and they will be removed PROMPTLY.

 

If you have thoughts, articles, reviews, criticisms, or news that are of interest to the ministers and laypersons of ARPdom, and you submit them, they will most likely be publish in ARPTalk. If you would like to speak with the Editor, you may reach him at 864.882.6337.

 

If you have missed past issues of ARPTalk, the blog-site is used archivally to store past issues. If that doesn’t work, email me at wilson6114@bellsouth.net and copies will be sent to you.

 

I hope you find ARPTalk(18) interesting and informative. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

The opinions expressed in the articles in ARPTalk are the opinions of the writers of the articles and they own them with their names attached. There are no anonymous articles or letters in ARPTalk.

 

Thank you for reading ARPTalk(19).

 

Charles (“Chuck”) W. Wilson

arptalk_19_.pdf
File Size: 259 kb
File Type: pdf
Download File