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Daryl Fisher-Ogden

The Church of Christ Uniting (COCU): An Analysis of the Polity Issues by Dr. Daryl Fisher-Ogden, PCUSA pastor and professor of polity and historical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.  The 208th GA in June 1996 sent to the presbyteries for their vote changes to the Book of Order that would clear the way for full participation of the PCUSA in COCU.  If the amendment passes, participation would be mandatory for sessions, presbyteries, synods and the GA.  This article examines the serious theological and polity concerns raised by Presbyterian participation in COCU.  Theology Matters was sent to every PCUSA congregation as a resource in preparation for the vote by presbyteries.  COCU was defeated in the presbyteries. Nov/Dec 1996 Theology Matters, p. 1