On the one hand, there are folks saying that there is great hope for the future of the PC(USA).
On the other hand, there are folks who can't seem to get out of the PC(USA) fast enough.
Which is it?
Great hope and a bright future?
A church to be distanced from as soon as possible?
One of the things that seems clear to me is that there's a massive chasm of misunderstanding. We PC(USA) folk ain't talking to each other. And even when we are, we are not listening to one another. We are talking at each other, and worse yet, we are not hearing one another.
The clearest reality to me is that this connectional idea of a church, a church that is united and one, whatever that might be, PC(USA) is not that church.
As Stan Ott observed, we are more concerned with being right than we are with being reconciled.
And as long as we are unable to agree on what we believe about what constitutes the core essential elements of the Christian faith, we are going to be a confused divided church.
Look, this is what I know and what I hold on to.
JESUS IS LORD!
Nothing the PC(USA) does or does not do will ever change that reality.