Last month it was Frank Schaefer in Pennsylvania. In March it will be Thomas Ogletree in New York, in the latest trial for the United Methodist Church over the prohibition against performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. Ogletree, a 80-year-old minister, theologian, and former dean of Yale Divinity, will be placed on trial for presiding over theContinue reading “Find another way…”
I read an interesting quote today from Alastair McGrath which read, “The general phenomenon of ‘doctrine’ – although not specific doctrines – is linked with the perceived need for social definition, especially when other factors do not adequately define the group.” I find this interesting because it places the general notion of doctrine within theContinue reading “Definitions…”
If Christianity had answered the world’s questions in the era considered postmodern, would we be living in a post-Christian society now? In other words, how did we as the church fail to respond to the criticisms of the world?
All things must have a beginning. It is the inevitable law of existence that all things which are came to be from some place/moment in time. The same is true for all things of a religious nature. At some point there was no Tanakh, no New Testament, no Koran, no concept of Adonai, Christ, orContinue reading “Origins…”