To say that Rohr is outside the bounds of the mainstream Christian theological tradition is not a harsh attack on him. Rather it is to simply take him seriously.
Pelagius did not in fact hold the majority of the positions ascribed to him. What does this mean for orthodoxy?
We have the word of Jesus to rely upon: he and the Father are one, that the Holy Spirit will come among us, that we now have the glorious gift of calling God Our Father.
Adjudicating discipline and orthodoxy in the divided churches is profoundly complicated, especially for the “inferior” and “weaker” member-communities of the body.
In recent days, there’s been a discussion of the boundaries of orthodoxy in some corners of the evangelical blogosphere.
Ministerial training has increasingly moved towards the “practical” and the ethical, and away from the doctrinal and the abstract. What is implicitly said is that what matters is that ministers can offer pastoral care and lead communities in improving society
Quintember is perhaps an ideal read for Episcopalians who have reached our Anglican shores as refugees from Methodist, Baptist, or other Protestant climes, for those who have entered the fold from the campus of American (neo-)classical paganism, and for those seeking asylum from the lawless badlands of postmodern relativism.
Heresies never die. They just take on new forms from time to time.