Watching Mister Rogers with my children is a constant reminder of how impoverished our culture can be when it comes to childhood.
Over the course of this extended discussion, did any of us change our mind on any of the issues? Even though we did see how gender politics, trinitarian theology, and our own experience of desire are all connected in a thorny knot, at the end of the day, no, we did not, any of us, change our mind on the issues at hand.
To imagine there’s no heaven is to live on an extremely boring Earth.
The God we worship is beyond our imagining, our language, our control.
Let us not create a Church so “inclusive” that Jesus himself is not welcome in it.
Let us guard the liturgy. In it, we have the gospel, a treasure in an earthen vessel.
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.