We may now turn to the final component of our critique of traditionalism. We have looked at the entailments of implicit parent-child models of church authority, of the ‘de-relationalisation’ of biblical wisdom, and of the substitution of indoctrination for education. Now, we turn to consider the danger of grossly disproportionate responses to self-designated homosexuals. In... Continue Reading →
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29488949/Nadia%20BW%20Bless%20are%20the...%20Meditation.mp4 With thanks to the excellent team at Holy Ground, Exeter for showing this video recently, and Fr. Simon Rundell SCP for providing it, and of course Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber for writing it in her book 'Accidental Saints'. This has the aroma of Jesus all over it.
Jesus started it! He said, "Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also" (Matthew 5:39). And in the familiarity of this.....oh what's the word......oh yeah.....command, we so easily lose its ferocious speed; as individuals we may wax lyrical about it... Continue Reading →