Odd to have a book arrive prior to its publication date, but here it is! Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity from Broadman/Holman publishers is edited by Chad Owen Brand and R. Stanton Norman. It comes in at 350 pages, and presents the viewpoints of Daniel Akin (Single Pastor Model), James Leo Garrett, Jr., (Congregationalism), Paul F. M. Zahl (Anglicanism), Robert Reymond (the Presbyterian Form), and yours truly. I presented the Plurality of Elders view. We each wrote a 2,500 (max) word review/response to each of the other presentations. For those of you who have wondered about how Reformed Baptists could believe in a plurality of elders while at the same time not believing in a presbytery/hierarchy, well, here’s your chance to find out. I think the interaction between myself and Dr. Reymond is most useful for those examining this issue.
Rich will be getting our order in today, so you should see a link appear in the right hand column quite soon. Yes, you could probably buy it from Amazon or WalMart, but Amazon and WalMart do not provide you with this blog, the resources, the debates, or The Dividing Line. 🙂