Reformed Ecclesiology: The Community of Christ, by Dr. Dennis Okholm, p. 1 ---
Okholm studies the nature of the church: where it is found, what about schism, the mission of the church.
A Review of "What is Missional Ecclesiology?" by Mrs. Viola Larson, p. 6 --
The paper "what is Missional Ecclesiology" by Paul Hooker explains the foundational principles of the proposed new Form of Government. Hooker is on the new FOG Task Force. Larson critiques Hooker's vision of the church.
Lessons from Nehemiah on Wall-Building, by Mrs. Terry Schlossberg, p.10--
Schlossberg studies the prophet Nehemiah who faced the insurmountable task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem from the rubble. There are applicable lessons for those seeking to renew the PCUSA that appears now in rubble.
The Lamp Has Not Yet Gone Out, by Dr. James R. Edwards, p. 13--
Edwards looks at 1 Samuel that was "the most desperate moment between Moses and David." Yet in the midst of judgment and desperation, "the lamp of God had not yet been extinguished." There are lessons for the church today as it seeks God's will in bringing renewal.
The Reformation of the Church: Where Is the Power Lodged, by Rev. Sue Cyre, p. 15--
This is the first in an on-going series on steps to take in the reformation of the church. This article discusses where the power to reform is lodged--in the people who form governing bodies. The power is not lodged in renewal groups.