Andy Halsey

Andy Halsey

Andy Halsey is a pastor ordained in the PCA. He has a wife and 5 children and lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (9); selective memory

This Timeline weaponizes information by hiding negative things while being very specific with information that shows Revoice, Pastor Johnson, and Memorial Presbyterian Church in a better light.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (8)

What everyone refuses to admit is that it is sin to live contrary to the sex God made us; that our sex is assigned by God and we are to obey it; that this is the reason the Apostle Paul writes not just that men who lie with males (arsenokoitai, sodomites), but also men who play the woman (malakoi, effeminate), will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1Corinthians 6:9, 10).

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (7)

Before turning to the next mess of self-incrimination, it needs to be said that none of these Committee members had any idea how self-incriminating their words would be. Had they known, they would never have written them.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (6)

…stop talking about it and do your dirty work already.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (5)

It is imperative the reader understand there was never any action taken by Missouri Presbytery to remove the scandal and protect the sheep. No member of Missouri Presbytery filed charges against Pastor Johnson. It was left to Pastor Johnson himself many months later to file charges against himself toward the end that his presbytery’s investigation would vindicate him and his session.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (4)

Five of the eight men appointed by Missouri Presbytery to “investigate” Revoice had spent years creating Revoice. They are investigating themselves…

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (3)

Pastors and churches don’t need Revoice to love and disciple and commune same-sex tempted Christians, providing them opportunities for them to use their gifts in ministry. We already do so and have for decades…

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Missouri Presbytery’s First Theological Principle: Be Sweet

This is yet another example of how conflict is managed today. Anything direct is unloving. Any open conflict is alarming. A notable feature of the report is how seldom the actual issue of homosexual desire comes up compared to how often the conflict, confusion, misinformation surrounding Revoice comes up.

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Missouri Presbytery Revoice Report: a close reading (2)

As we pointed out last time, the Committee has no ability to see critics of Revoice as anything but afraid. Repeatedly speaking of critics’ fear is an effective rhetorical device long employed by the homosexualist movement starting decades ago with their labelling Christians opposed to sodomy and effeminacy “homophobic.”

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Missouri Presbytery’s (PCA) Response to Revoice: If you don’t have anything nice to say…

By their definitions, the men of Missouri Presbytery’s committee are doing more than attempting to stifle strong and stinging antagonism (like the examples above), they are attempting to control the terms of the debate.

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