Friday, August 1, 2008

Counterpoints - Homosexuality and Anglicanism

I have posted on the division within the Anglican Communion before and will continue to because it is an historic and decisive moment in the body of Christ. Our brothers and sisters within the Anglican Communion who are holding fast to the Gospel and biblical standards of morality are taking a courageous stand. In this BBC presentation the archbishop of Kenya and a bishop from the U.S. present two very different visions.

Also, check out this important op-ed published in the Times of London. It was written by Rev. Henry Luke Orombi the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. Referring to Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury Orombi writes:

"Anglicans may say there are four “Instruments of Communion,” (the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Lambeth Conference; the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates' Meeting). But de facto, there is only one - the Archbishop of Canterbury.

"The peculiar thing is that this one man, who is at the centre of the communion's structures, is not even elected by his peers. Even the Pope is elected by his peers, but what Anglicans have is a man appointed by a secular government. Over the past five years, we have come to see this as a remnant of British colonialism, and it is not serving us well. The spiritual leadership of a global communion of independent and autonomous provinces should not be reduced to one man appointed by a secular government."

Be sure to read the entire article. Strong stuff!

1 comment:

Noel said...

I finally read this entire article and viewed the video and I was struck by a common thread running in this post and the post over Don Piper's book; namely, people don't know scripture, and if they do, they have completely disregarded what it says. How can we claim to be God's people and yet, not care about His word? It makes me long to be around anyone who is spiritually hungry.