First Congregation Leaves Church of Scotland

I still have many connections with Scotland folks in the Church of Scotland and Free Church of Scotland. So I’m naturally interested in news and current affairs in the Kirk there. Recent news is that Rev. Dominic Smart of Gilcomston South Church in Aberdeen is leading his congregation out of the Church of Scotland in light of recent decisions taken by the General Assembly to ordain active gay men and women. I’ve met Dominic several times and he definitely needs prayers as the evangelical churches in in the COS wrestle with how to respond to the current turn of events.  You can read news about the decision to leave here and here.

HT: Carl Trueman.

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  • tjh1998

    Mike, I’m a long time reader, first time caller. Thank you for an interesting Blog. I do have a question, when did the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland take the decision to ordain active gay men and women?

  • tjh1998

    Mike, I’m a long time reader, first time caller. Thank you for an interesting Blog. I do have a question, when did the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland take the decision to ordain active gay men and women?

  • David Morris

    I’m inclined to think this is bad news. If a bunch of the conservatives leave, don’t they leave the field vacant for their opponents? And it isolates the smaller evangelical churches which may not want to leave or can’t leave without becoming homeless or want to keep women’s ordination. What do you think?

  • David Morris

    I’m inclined to think this is bad news. If a bunch of the conservatives leave, don’t they leave the field vacant for their opponents? And it isolates the smaller evangelical churches which may not want to leave or can’t leave without becoming homeless or want to keep women’s ordination. What do you think?