Tanglewood Symposium

Memphis 2023

Larry holds a B.S. degree in mathematics and physics from West Virginia Institute of Technology, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia,

,and is the author of Critical Race Theory and the Church. 

​​​​​Brett Doster
Public Relations Executive
 PCA Ruling Elder

Keynote Speaker
  "Twisted Language of Side B"

Rev. Aldo Leon
PCA Teaching Elder


"Reformation and Revoice"​​

Charlie is a PCA teaching elder, publisher, and a public speaker on Church/State issues. He also founded Tanglewood Ministries to address the need for the church to be a strong voice for Truth as it engages with the culture. He lives in the Dallas, TX, area with his wife, Paula, and is the author of For Those in Peril; general editor of The Fortress Edition of The Confessions of Our Faith; and editor of Statism I and II.

Rev. Charlie Rodriguez
PCA Teaching Elder, Author
Founder, Tanglewood Group
Host & Moderator

"Who has Standing in God's Court?"

Mark teaches Church History at Beeson Divinity School and is author of Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again, Bonhoeffer Speaks Today: Following Jesus at All Costs, and Shalom Yesterday, Today, and Forever. 

Date:  Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Time:  8:00 - 11:30

Registration:  $20

Location: ​

   Crowne Plaza Memphis - Downtown
   Tennessee Room
   Less than a 5 min. walk from
   Renasant Convention Center

Aldo, a second generation Cuban, is Senior Pastor of Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Miami. He studied in the Master of Divinity program at Master’s Seminary and in the ThM program at Southern Seminary, and is a co-host of two podcasts: Saints and Sinners andGospel on Tap.​​

​​​​​Dr. Mark DeVine
Beeson Divinity School
Associate Professor of Divinity

History & Doctrine


"How Politics Shattered A Remarkable Reformed Coalition"​​

​Josh Harp is pastor of Kings of Kings Church (PCA) in Goodyear, AZ. He has a BA in Cross Cultural Studies from North Central University, and an MA in Missional Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary through the Missional Training Center in Phoenix. Josh is author of Overture 9 and will be available to answer questions during our Q&A time.

Rev. Larry E. Ball
PCA Teaching Elder, Author

"Above Reproach"

Brett is a PCA RE and was Executive Director for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Reelection and Special Assistant to Pam Bondi in her successful bid to become the first female Attorney General of Florida.​​

Wednesday, June 14, 2023  
8:00 - 11:30 am 
Memphis, TN​​

Speakers/Panelists Schedule

  8:30 - Brett Doster
  9:00 - Mark DeVine
  9:30 - Larry Ball
10:00 - Aldo Leon
10:30 - Q&A/Panel Discussion with              Speakers & Josh Harp

Josh Harp
PCA Teaching Elder

Author of Overture 9


The PCA is at a critical turning point in 2023. Even with the departure of Memorial Presbyterian in St. Louis, the controversy over "Side B Christianity" is still an issue. Disagreement and confusion remain in the room and are not going anywhere.

The issue of "Side B" and homosexuality within the pastorate is much bigger than one church or our denomination. Society is demanding affirmation of sin, and much of the Church has been content to watch in ignorance, silence, and even defeat, as progressive theology has collaborated with culture to interpret God's Word.

We understand many are uncertain about how to proceed and may be confused about how to respond biblically to those who would choose a celibate homosexual identity.

In light of this, we are offering a symposium on June 14 to inform, clarify, and discuss as we seek to bring understanding about this issue, and about the need of codification within the Book of Church Order.

We do this with respect for our denominational leaders as we seek to work alongside the PCA General Assembly to bring biblical light and clarification to commissioners. Little time is allowed for discussion or education on the floor of G.A., so we hope to offer this as an accessible resource to equip elders to lead in informed and effective ways.

We cannot do this alone, and therefore ask you to consider partnering with us in 3 ways: contributing toward the cost of hosting the symposium, praying that God would be honored, and joining us in person on June.