This essay utilizes the Rhetoric of Social Intervention to analyze how the leadership in a Southeastern U.S. based denomination, influenced by its Dutch and Scottish reformation heritage, talks about moving beyond its history and reach out beyond its predominantly Anglo-American membership. This essay looks specifically at events from the 2015 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America where church leaders presented 3 seminars about justification for and ways for the PCA to become more culturally diverse. In addition to the seminars, this essay analyzes a “protest petition,” introduced by two teaching elders, that asked the PCA leadership and members to apologize for their racial indifference from the time of the civil rights movement until today.
|Title of host publication||"Moving Forward": Rhetorical Analysis of the Presbyterian Church in America's Cultural Engagement|
|Publisher||Lexington Books (Imprint of Rowman and Littlefield)|
|State||Published - Apr 2016|