Have you heard that the Church of England has voted to wash some Bible imagery from its baptism rite? What's your view? Here's mine. On the one hand, I'm all for cultural sensitivity. On the other hand, I'm also for scriptural authenticity. Critical contextualization involves striving for both. So when it comes to contextualizing Christian rites - whether … Continue reading Watering down baptism?
Jarrod Saul McKenna has drawn attention to an interesting article on John Calvin by Michael Jensen, son of the Archbishop of Sydney and sometimes visitor to this blog. If you have hung out at my blog for any length of time you would know I am not a huge fan of Calvin, that I identify … Continue reading Michael Jensen on John Calvin
In the news, "The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has revealed the Sydney diocese will boycott this year's worldwide gathering of Anglican bishops because of the church's stance on homosexuality." See the Sydney Morning Herald for the full article and the Australian Anglican Primate's response. One step closer to schism?