In light of the various narratives about why people are leaving or should leave the Presbyterian Church (USA), I recently posed the question, Why do you choose to stay in the Presbyterian Church (USA)?  Here is one more person sharing why they are staying in the Presbyterian Church (USA) . . .

Rebecca BlackwellName: Rebecca Blackwell
How are related to the PC(USA): Teaching Elder, Mission Coordinator and Stated Clerk for Cherokee Presbytery
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Why do you choose to stay in the Presbyterian Church (USA)?:

We think that Theology Matters.  By this I do not mean that there is only one correct theology, but that we value the life of the mind and engage scripture with our minds, seeking to understand it as a whole as well as in its individual parts.

We dare to speak truth to power and to challenge injustice.  I am proud to be part of a denomination that stood up for civil rights, that spoke against corrupt governments in Central America (even taking our own government to task), that spoke against Apartheid in South Africa and that even now stands with those at home and abroad that experience injustice and oppression.

We don’t have to all agree.  My family of origin did not do disagreement well, so one of the joyful discoveries of being in the PC(USA) is that I can love and be loved back by people who do not agree with me on things.  My life and faith have been deeply blessed by conversations and debates with my Presbyterian brothers and sisters… I’ve even been known to change my mind on some things!

Read Rebecca’s complete post, I ❤ the PC(USA).

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