Monday, July 10, 2006

Making the Rounds Monday

Charlotte Allen of The LA Times points out that the chickens have come home to roost for liberal "Christianity," with its emphasis on homosexuality and heretical views of the godhead (read here). An brief blurb from this excellent piece:

The Presbyterian Church USA is famous for its 1993 conference, cosponsored with the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and other mainline churches, in which participants "reimagined" God as "Our Maker Sophia" and held a feminist-inspired "milk and honey" ritual designed to replace traditional bread-and-wine Communion.

As if to one-up the Presbyterians in jettisoning age-old elements of Christian belief, the Episcopalians at Columbus overwhelmingly refused even to consider a resolution affirming that Jesus Christ is Lord. When a Christian church cannot bring itself to endorse a bedrock Christian theological statement repeatedly found in the New Testament, it is not a serious Christian church. It's a Church of What's Happening Now, conferring a feel-good imprimatur on whatever the liberal elements of secular society deem permissible or politically correct.

On a related note, the BBC is reporting that the Church of England, at a recent meeting of its ruling body in York, is reversing 2,000 years of history by interpreting the Bible in such a way as to allow ordination of women bishops.

The Washington Post ran a brief article on blogger-pastors, and speculating whether the blogger phenomenon is comparable to a new Reformation or traveling Wesley's 250,000 miles on horseback with a click of a mouse. Al Mohler is thinking about apologetics in a postmodern era where truth has little currency. Historian Mark Noll recalls a time when the KJV used to be our common text and provider of cultural lexicon. Russell Moore reflects further on how the loss of the KJV produces a certain loss of intergenerational connectedness.

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