Paul Buckley is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sovereign Grace Ministries. He was also one of seven members on the Polity Committee that wrote the Sovereign Grace Book of Church Order. He excluded these notable facts from this article and his biography below. Paul is also smart. He has a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and attended schools like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
For all these reasons, I cannot fathom Paul’s inexplicable ignorance in this post which appeared yesterday on the SGM website. Paul is totally misinformed about his own position as a Congregationalist and he badly misrepresents the actual polity of SGM of which he is so familiar. What Paul has written is theologically inaccurate and terribly misleading.
Here is part 1 of his three part series. It was entitled “Paul Buckley: Why We Won’t Hand Over Control of Our Churches [Part 1].” My comments are interspersed in blue letters.