"This is part of the point I was trying to make. By not having sound doctrine and theology, we cannot know the "why" of our works. The church does not exist merely to be a social work or social transformation agency. We love…"
"To suggest that the kingdom of God is brought near by human love, whether love of God, other, or of self, then Man controls God and that just won't do.
That assumes that our love of God, other, and self is ever possible outside of the…"
I think you are correct that Jesus would say something along those lines, but I'm pretty sure he's add "...love yourself...," and he would be unlikely to say "... nothing else matters." Your attributed…"
"Sister Gloriamarie Amalfitano: You are absolutely correct. If Jesus were to have a sound bite, today, it might look something like this: " Love God ... Love People ... Nothing else matters." From my read of the gospels, the focus of…"
"Relationships are to be nourished and cultivated in all healthy ways possible, but please do not forget that every developing relationship goes through a period of definition. Theology is developed in relationship and becomes more clearly…"
"I liked the cartoon. It exposes a very real problem we are having in the over-arching umbrella we call the church.
I am in the process of writing a book on this subject. Doctrine and theology is vital. Without it, we cease to be what we claim to…"
"I agree with you that that is, indeed, the far more important question. But I'm uncertain how we can work out the practical application of what that looks like without the head talk--especially if we accept a model of justice which requires…"
"I think the far more important question before the emergent church us this: what is the emergent church doing to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, provide for those unable to provide for themselves?
Quite frankly, I am weary of…"
This morning, Tony Jones embedded the following video on Christian orthodoxy tests in one of his blog posts: (If the embedded video isn't working for some reason or other, you'll want to watch it here.)Whether a Christian thinks homosexuality is a sin or not seems to matter in a very different way as we attempt to build the Kingdom than whether one…See More
This morning, Tony Jones embedded the following video on Christian orthodoxy tests in one of his blog posts: (If the embedded video isn't working for some reason or other, you'll want to watch it here.)Christians who believe homosexuality is a sin are a lot more socially damaging, more obstructionist in the building of the kingdom of God so to speak,…See More
Sadly, my parish isn't as vibrant as I'd like it to be, although I try my best to work to improve it, so a lot of my spiritual renewal comes through Circle of Hope, an Anabaptist ministry. While my theologically liberal Anglo-Catholicism is very much in tension with its more evangelical-inflected bent, it's nonetheless a place I can go to be around twenty-somethings who care passionately about Jesus and enjoy discussing religion and theology with a fellow sibling in Christ.
What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
Making religious praxis relevant to a secular world.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?