Category: Church

Summary of Todd Dill, “From Marriage to Holy Matrimony,” from Writings on Marriage: The Journal of the Bishop’s Task Force on Marriage, Convention Edition, edited by Greg Jones, The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, 2009

Abstract There is a significant difference between secular marriage in general and sacramental Holy Matrimony. Scripture presents this higher, more demanding, ethic of Holy Union as rightly centered on Christ, lived out within a community of faith, marked by mutual love of other as self with the expectation and intention of a life-long commitment, and […]

A Summary of “Faith, Hope, and Love: Theological Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships,” Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, 2012

Preface (2-4) & Overview: Theological Reflection on Same-Gender Relationships (4-12) The Episcopal Church asked the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to “collect and develop theological and liturgical resources” for the blessing of same-gender relationships (Resolution 2009-C056). This text was written in response to that call and is offered as a resource for reflection on how […]

On Douthat & Butler Bass

Since the General Convention of the Episcopal Church this summer there’s been a war of words of sorts brewing on various blogs and even among more traditional media outfits. On one side, there are those who see the progressive nature of recent changes in the “mainline” churches as a woeful departure, if not outright disaster, […]

On Douthat & Butler Bass

Since the General Convention of the Episcopal Church this summer there’s been a war of words of sorts brewing on various blogs and even among more traditional media outfits. On one side, there are those who see the progressive nature of recent changes in the “mainline” churches as a woeful departure, if not outright disaster, […]

On ‘Why young people are becoming secular’ by Rui Dai (HuffPost)

I don’t ascribe to many of mainstream Christianity’s doctrines and beliefs, such as taking the Bible at its word or believing that Christianity is the only true religion. – Rui Dai, “Why Young People are Becoming Secular” While these are (sadly) very popular positions they are hardly in the “mainstream” of historic (or even modern) […]