Homosexuality and the Church

Maintaining Scripture's Authority

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No exegetical evidence presented!!

The author falls into the trap of putting experience at the same level as scripture which is unacceptable. Absolutely no exegetical evidence is given to support his position. It would be better to read and study Robert A. J. Gagnon's exegetical work on homosexual practice published by Abingdon. It takes a more serious approach to scripture.

Eriberto 11 days ago

Why the heading "Homosexuality and the Church"?

I don't understand the purpose of the heading "Homosexuality and the Church" on this article. I can see how the subject of the article speaks to that issue, but the subject of the article is far larger than the issue of homosexuality. I would say that the article addresses something foundational and the issue of homosexuality is subordinate. The reference to homosexualiy in the heading confuses this. Subsequently, the article makes no outright mention of homosexuality, although the heading makes it clear that the editor is leading the audience to read between the lines and draw conclusions.

Kathe 11 days ago


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    "We Christians have serious repair work to do. We need, first, to hold ourselves to higher levels of accountability than that required by the law. 

    "Second, we must corporately and personally embody repentance, humility and prayerful commitment to victims as we come to terms with the damage done by the Church. 

    The Rev. L. Gregory Jones serves as dean of United Methodist-related Duke Divinity School. (Duke Divinity Photo)"Third, we must begin to work to rebuild trust. This will take a long time, as one of the great tragedies of any betrayal or breach is how much longer it takes to rebuild trust, if it is possible at all, than to destroy it. This will require courage, truthfulness and a willingness to change.

    "Fourth, those of us entrusted with educating and forming clergy need to change. We need to pay greater attention to issues of sexual abuse and institutional accountability in our coursework and scholarship; focus more on the character expected of those entrusted with clergy leadership; and identify how to minimize the risks of damage by complex organizations, its leaders and their exercise of power."

– The Rev. L. Gregory Jones, dean of United Methodist-related Duke Divinity School, in an op-ed "Rebuilding Trust in the Clergy," published in the News&Observer.com

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