In the run up to the Anglican Church of Canada's 2019 General Synod, Covenant published a series of articles dealing with the proposed changes to the marriage canon from a conservative perspective. These articles generated considerable response. Two of our authors have penned responses to their critics.
Scripture is replete with genealogies. Indeed, the Bible as a whole could be called one great genealogical narrative.
I worry that the church that fails to publicly protect the unique sacramentality of procreative marriage may just find that it has cut its own umbilical cord.
Marriage, insofar as parenthood renders it sacramental, finds its ultimate end in the union of Christ and the Church and its penultimate end in "nurturing" children in the faith.