We've added a new paper to one of our most viewed issues of the last few years. In 2019 we published a special online issue comprising papers from a Church of Scotland Theological Forum conference on the place of the Westminster Confession in the Church today.

Brian Drummond, an independent researcher based in Edinburgh, has contributed an article on a related theme, which we are very pleased to be able to publish as a supplementary paper in the special issue.

Entitled "Making sense of the ‘Word of God’ and ‘fundamental doctrines’: The questions and Formula in Church of Scotland ordination and setting-apart", the paper considers different meanings of two key terms used in services for the ordination of ministers, elders and deacons and the setting apart of readers, and offers practical recommendations for those approaching ordination and setting-apart. Included as an Appendix is a 1935 statement of the Church's faith which sheds helpful light on the issues discussed.

The special issue is available at https://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/TIS/issue/view/188

(Also added to the issue are two papers by Finlay Macdonald and John Carswell on the place of the Westminster Confession in the Church from Theology in Scotland's archives.)