The Siouxlands Presbytery Report is the result of 2 years of hard labor by Wes and myself, and several years of further research (of a more informal nature) before that on both our parts. We did not feel it incumbent on ourselves to repeat what other people have said, nor to engage in the footnoting sort of scholarship that some people seem to expect. But to claim from the appearance of the report that no or little scholarship was involved is a logical fallacy. Having lots of detailed, careful, meticulous quotations in a work of scholarship is evidence of scholarship. But it does not then follow that lack of detailed footnotes indicates lack of scholarship. So, we can discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of the report itself. Let us not impugn the scholarship of those who drew it up.
In Defense of the Report