"Taking some time to re-read this a few times before I comment fully, but I agree it could have been worded a bit more carefully to build dialog, even if some of those quoting her did so a little out of context. I think these issues are very…"
"The theology of salvation is varied and interesting... and I might add instructive... some of the theories put me off and Hadge I would say we're not alone in this. You mention "penal substitution" and I would guess many of us on this…"
"I'm finding more and more that the language of salvation is inadequate in describing or attempting to describe what we may or may not be trying to say about the relationship we have as humankind to the divine or the transcendent or G-d. The…"
"i find we often take a splinter of a perspective and run with it, regardless of consequence.
and we often argue against something, even if something beautiful is also to be found in that which we disagree with -
and this causes disassociation, it…"
""The overarching connection in all of these crises has to do with the great Western heresy – that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God. It’s caricatured in some quarters by…"
"I am currently reading Diana Butler Bass's A People's History of Christianity, and one of the things that I have gleaned from our broad history as followers of Christ is this simple notion: whenever a group proclaims exclusive authority,…"
"I agree that it is important to place her grace's Comment ("Western heresy") in context, and it does seem PB is speaking of primacy. I think that's what my hopeful speculation was above, put differently of course."
"Mark and Eric,
I haven't read it in a few weeks now, but I was more taken by the first part of the phrase than the second: 'Western Heresy'. The implication (for me) is the particularly Western (and specifically) American…"
"I know this is discussion has gone into hibernation, but I think this is an important topic in light of the 2009 General Convention. I regret that I have not been exposed to this type of discussion anywhere but here. Nobody in other networks or…"
"What you said about interconnectedness makes perfect sense and I would agree if that's what I knew she was saying. Thank you for your thoughts. And you're right, I do not want to put words in the PB's mouth either! That's why I…"
I would suspect that the Presiding Bishop’s heresy remarks within her opening address to the 2009 General Convention would illicit strong feelings with a resounding, “AMEN!” or a nervous, “Huh?” from just about anyone. Her words certainly drew a strong reaction from me, and thus, I took considerable time to study her words. Frankly, I wish she would expound upon her theological statements…See More
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