I entirely agree with Thatcher that Anglicans need to do their homework on sex and gender, instead of incoherently flailing about, rewriting canons and changing the sacraments on the fly. But I was quite puzzled by his article.
At Covenant, we get a lot of questions about what we’re reading. Here's a long list for your late summer reading.
Such is the age in which we live: We are expected to take strong, vocal positions on just about everything: from Hamilton and Pokémon Go to serious ethical and political matters.
The world seems to be crumbling around us this summer, and a lot of us remain distracted and completely unable to summon the political will to do anything.
Sometimes our silence and lack of action result from complete horror or rage, but sometimes, both are a result of our privileged position.
The report suggests a desire to explore the possibilities of a parochial “dissonance,” rather than a Catholic harmony.
God's love for every human being is the same, regardless of their sexuality, and the church should never by its actions give any other impression.
This week: the beauty of public liturgy, the "personal shape" of ecumenism, and the world as narrative and symphony.