Joy in the midst of our wintry days
The Rt Rev Ian Douglas comments on the religious questions in the face of the horror of the Sandy Hook killings. Sunday School Director Sue
Archbishop Ntagli, at his enthronement on Sunday “pledged to work towards reviving believers’ commitment to God as a way of helping the country fight the rampant evils such as defilement, homosexuality, child sacrifice and domestic violence.”
A majority of white mainline Protestants (65 per cent) and Catholics (60 per cent) believe the disasters are the result of climate change, while nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) of white evangelical Protestants believe the storms are evidence that we are in Biblical “end times.”
To be absorbed into scripture is to nurture a “both/and” perspective… Great Christian doctrines are “both/and.” Jesus is both fully human and fully divine. God is both One and Three. Great heresies are created by relieving the “both/and” tension with an “either/or” decision.
A guide to understanding church and state in the United Kingdom is also a useful primer for Episcopalians..