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Westminster Confession Webinar

Monday April 26 2021

Title page of a 1647 printing of the Westminster Confession

A webinar is to be held on May 12 on the confessional position of the Church of Scotland.

The event, organised by the Church’s Theological Forum, comes in advance of a report to next month’s General Assembly on the place of the Westminster Confession of Faith in the Church.

The Westminster Confession, drawn up in the 1640s, is the Church of Scotland’s subordinate standard of belief, and ministers and elders subscribe to it at ordination (albeit liberty of opinion is recognised on ‘points of doctrine as do not enter into the substance of the Faith’). 

At the 2018 General Assembly, the Theological Forum was instructed to review the confessional position of the Church. Its interim report to this year’s Assembly will offer a range of options, asking Kirk Sessions and Presbyteries to discuss them and feedback to the Forum, before a firm proposal is brought next year.

The two-hour webinar on May 12, from 11am-1pm, will include a presentation by the Rev Dr Donald MacEwan, convener of the Theological Forum, opportunities for discussion and a question and answer session. It will take place through Microsoft Teams. Register here.

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