Archives for Jul 9, 2014 @ 16:21

Archbishop, Synod Lay Members, Parliament …

Will there be women bishops in the Church of England?  There is — to use the English word — a row over this one. The confusion is that there to be three church polities bouncing into one another: Constantinian governmental power, episcopal authority embodied in the Archbishop, and congregational voting and representation. Perhaps a bit [Read More…]

GOP Catholics

Sarah Pulliam Bailey has been hitting home runs of late in her coverage for RNS: (RNS) How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a Roman Catholic? Or that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist, not a Latino Catholic? Or that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio worships at both a Catholic [Read More…]

Go-To Books in the Bible (Josh Graves)

“I know that the Bible is a special kind of book, but I find it as seductive as any other. If I am not careful, I can begin to mistake the words on the page for the realities they describe. I can begin to love the dried ink marks on the page more than I [Read More…]

Clark Pinnock’s Outrageous Doctrine

Well-known evangelical — originally conservative and then more progressive — Clark Pinnock came to view eternal conscious punishment as an “outrageous doctrine” (Rethinking Hell, 60). He begins his famous essay with Augustine upon whom he lays responsibility for the traditionalist view. Augustine believed God would torment sinners/the wicked mentally, psychologically and physically endlessly — and [Read More…]