The synod of 1969: an overview

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Lynn Japinga


With apologies to Saint Paul . . . what shall separate the Reformed Church in America into East and West? Shall biblical interpretation, or the ordination of women, or merger with the Southern Presbyterians, or social action, or draft cards or COCU or civil rights? Yes, in all these things we are less than conquerors, though amazingly God still loves us. In 1969, God must have found this a great challenge.

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Japinga, L. (2005). The synod of 1969: an overview. Reformed Review, 58(3), 167-179. Retrieved from
Reformed Church in America; Reformed Church in America -- History; Church controversies; Reformed Church in America -- Relations; Reformed Church in America. General Synod; Consultation on Church Union; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America; Reformed Church in America -- Relations -- Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Church in the US -- Relations; Reformed Church in America -- Membership; Schut, Harold John, 1913-2000; Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993