'Way Forward' Moderators Report on Communication Plans



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Let's major in the majors

By themselves, "Wonder, Love, and Praise" and "Be Strong and of Good Courage" are good resources for Christians to understand how to relate to one another within an ekklesia held together with koinonia. But given the primary task of the commission "to develop a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph in our Book of Discipline regarding human sexuality," I'm awaiting the identification of those resources to be recommended to the commission that relate to Christian anthropology, particularly as it relates to holistic stewardship of the human body. For we are no longer our own, we have been purchased at great price by God, therefore we are to glorify God in all that we do with our bodies. (1 Cor. 6:19-20) Without any common, well-grounded general understanding of how we relate to our bodies and how we and our bodies in turn relate to God, this commission cannot even begin its assignment. Do we, for example, read in Genesis 1-3 any more than that God is the author of life and that humanity is less than perfect... or does the image of God reflected in humanity's creation include the interpersonal relationship witnessed within the Godhead, and, if so, how does that imago dei relate to the creative relationship between Man and Woman?

John more than 4 years ago

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“I think it’s critical to the witness of the Church in the 21st century that we have ways of unlearning the habits of a very distorted Gospel and learning to live and be good news in the communities where we are.”

– Author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, in a 2020 article in The Anglican Journal.

"There are still things worthy of our love. Honor, decency, courage, beauty, and truth. Tenderness, human empathy, and a sense of duty. A good society. And a commitment to human dignity."

 – Peter Wehner, "Trump Is Losing His Mind," The Atlantic.

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