Tuesday, June 24, 2008


For a nice round-up of GAFCON articles and blogs, read Dave Walker at the Church Times Blog.


Jordan said...

I only became aware of what the actual issue you were talking about was last night. I was listening to the BBC World Service and they had a man from Africa talking about homosexuality.

I only have this to say on that:

1st Corinthians: Chapter Six: verses nine through ten.

Nathan Empsall said...

The actual issue I am talking about is not homosexuality, but the foundations and future of the Anglican Communion. That aside, though, I also "only have this to say on that":

Cultural understandings nad historical context can shake a literal reading to its very core.

And if that's the only thing you have to say and the only thing I have to say, then I guess that's that. :)

Jordan said...

That may be true in some cases but not this one. In the Old Testament you would be stoned for practicing such acts, and I don't think God changed his views in the following millennium. Especially when Jesus himself said he didn't come to add or detract from the Old Testament.

There is only the literal interpretation here. However, verse 11 gives hope to those who have practiced sexual immorality.

Nathan Empsall said...

There is very much a historical/cultural context here, and to take a strictly literal approach is somewhat naive. However, the comment section of an only-tangentially related blog post is not the place to discuss such a complex issue, especially after both commenters claimed "I only have this to say."

David G. said...

literal interpretation here

God Forbid!!

Jordan, Christ may have a few things to say about (you're) Literal interpretation!!

Something not publishable here!!