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Irony and the Presbyterian Church in America

In this episode, we sit down with David Hall, Senior Pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, GA, and a prolific author, to discuss his latest book, Irony and the Presbyterian Church in America: The First Fifty Years. Hall’s work, a historical and analytical exploration of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), offers a unique perspective on the denomination’s fifty-year journey since its inception in 1973. Through the lens of irony, reminiscent of Greek dramas, Hall examines the PCA’s evolution within the wider context of American Presbyterianism.

David Hall is the author of more than 40 books, including influential titles like Savior or Servant? Putting Government in Its Place and The Legacy of John Calvin. As the Founder and Senior Fellow of the Kuyper Institute and a leading figure in the Calvin500 celebration, Hall’s expertise offers a profound look into the PCA’s successes, challenges, and the critical question: can it avoid the decline that other religious communions have faced?



  • 0:00:07 Introduction
  • 0:02:10 The Reformation Worship Conference
  • 0:15:10 A History of the PCA at 50
  • 0:19:54 This Book among Other Histories of the PCA
  • 0:23:33 Irony as a Theme for the PCA
  • 0:36:34 Looking Backward and Forward
  • 0:40:06 Perspective for the Future of the PCA
  • 0:47:57 Joining and Receiving: The RPCES and OPC
  • 1:00:58 Conclusion

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