Ruth Gledhill: “Basically, it is Anglican-speak for empowering the ‘instruments’ – the Primates, Lambeth and the ACC – to enforce discipline. So that paragraph, for all its acronyms and jargon, is the teeth of the thing. The question remains, will the provinces bite?”
More than 300 clergy from a variety of faith and denominations fanned out over Capitol Hill to preach a unified gay-rights message to members of Congress: Pass the hate crimes bill that would give sexual orientation and gender identity the same federal protection as race, and pass the employment non-discrimination bill that would protect gays
While drinking cocktails at a retreat for new priests a few years ago my colleagues and I started talking about the things we do in our offices that we don’t want parishioners to see. One fellow admitted to spending an inordinate amount of time on Facebook. My vice, I admitted, was video games, specifically ultra-violent first person shooters like “Counter-Strike.”
[Jesus] he rightly calls the Scriptures “a door,” for they bring us to God and open to us the knowledge of God. They make us his sheep. They guard us and do not let the wolves come in after us. For Scripture, like some sure door, bars the passage against the heretics, placing us in a state of safety as to all that we desire and not allowing us to wander. And, if we do not undo Scripture, we shall not easily be conquered by our enemies.