Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince, a native of Brooklyn, New York and resident now in Washington, DC, is the Coordinator of Mission to North America in the Presbyterian Church in America and the former Director of the Institute for Cross Cultural Mission. He holds an M.A.R. from Reformed Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kim, have been married 27 years, and have four children. In addition to his passion for his family and for ministry, he is passionate about coffee and CrossFit. He is the author of  The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best (2020). He has contributed to the books Heal Us Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church, and All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church.

Articles by Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince

FaithTheological Reflections

Why I Still Believe in Denominations

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Denominations used to dominate American Protestantism. Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and other denominations used to make up the majority of churches you would drive past in your neighborhood. Now new names pop up on church signs, names that denote no denominational affiliation. Non-denominational churches have been growing rapidly in recent years, and while I...

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CultureCurrent Conversations

Westminster, Race & Justice

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As an ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church in America, I “sincerely received and adopted the Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of this Church.” This is a reference to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the accompanying Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms. To many readers not from a confessional background, this may seem strange. ...

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