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) . . .
Why do you choose to stay in the Presbyterian Church (USA)?:
Although I have great interest in and affinity for the way “higher church” traditions worship, I am and choose to remain Presbyterian, and specifically PCUSA, because I appreciate our system of church government — discerning God’s will through groups of believers, as opposed to appointed individuals — and I think our credal and confessional heritage in The Book of Confessions is a rich resource for theology, ministry, and inspiration.
I am so proud (hopefully not pridefully so!) of our confessional legacy, I quote from it whenever I can in my little blog posts on the intersection of theology and “geek culture”: “You know, this episode of ‘Star Trek’ reminds me of one of my denomination’s statements of faith…” With a little luck and some movement by the Spirit, other Christians from outside our tradition may give ours a listen!