From The Pastor At St. Paul's UCC, Freeburg, IL

Tom Wright on US Episcopalians & Gay Marrige

Tom (N.T.) Wright is an English Episcopalian bishop and scholar who’s recent writings on justification have stirred up controversy in evangelical circles. He’s hardly a fundamentalist and certainly not unsophisticated. So I was interested in what he has to say about the recent US Episcopal Bishops’ decision to lift their ban on the ordination of actively gay folks. The article is here and is worth the few minutes it takes to read.


One response

  1. Gregg Haege

    This man is very articulate. I enjoyed his treatment of the issue, especially his desire to still find a way to include those in the US who wish to continue with the Anglican Communion. However, I really don’t like the way the word “tradition” is used today. I understand its definition as used in the article and generally, but for these kinds of purposes, this usage allows gospel-detractors to use the word against Christendom. Traditions are man-made, capable of having their genesis in either fact or fiction, and that leaves them entirely open to error. As long as we speak of “religious traditions” we will always have the option of changing them, and this is what the Episcopal Church is doing. The principles the Anglican Communion is arguing over are not changing or changeable–they are immutable, and I believe it is a mistake to give the opposition an opening.

    July 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

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