Monday, 18 February 2008

Evangelical Dispute Over Gay Relationships

This from Ekklesia on disagreement about the validity of committed gay relationship among the ranks of evangelical Bishops. Seems to me that the article's analysis makes an important point but in the end is a little too simplistic. It is too easy to dismiss those like Scott-Joynt as loveless legalists and far from the whole truth to say that if we recognise the reality of gay love it is inevitable that we will come round to accepting gay relationships.

Interesting though to see someone as prominent as Jones coming out on this one. The next big shift among evangelicals or the ultimate taboo for the truly sound?

This Week's Poll 18/2/08

If you want to do more than just click, comment on this post.

Previous poll. Will everyone ultimately be reconciled to God? 11 votes in total, 6 yes, 5 no. This generated the most extensive debate yet on this site. The comment that summed up my position best was the very first from Catriona. In my own words: I really really really really hope so and I reckon there are good reasons biblically and theologically to believe so but... there is also clear biblical teaching and at least one theological reason (if human freedom and divine love are to mean anything we must be able to reject God's advances - we are no automata and God is no rapist) that means I can't vote Yes without real hesitation. But vote yest I will; not so much an expression of unequivocal conviction as a vote confidence that the love and wisdom of God will find a way. Please Lord.

Monday, 4 February 2008

It's all gone quiet over here

Going to be quiet for a bit longer - marking writing and other proper work to do. Hopefully back in a couple of weeks.