Thursday, July 07, 2005

Leaving the Episcopal Church? :: Borrowed Dust

Borrowed Dust highlights a portion of a letter by The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas:
I am aware the Christian Church has reinterpreted an absolute scriptural prohibition regarding divorce, scriptural support for slavery, scriptural prohibition on women leaders in the Church and scriptural support for both corporal and capital punishment. The Christian community made those reinterpretations because they were attempting to be faithful to the radical love of Christ for all people and believed they were being guided by the Holy Spirit in each of those issues. They were not guided by a narrow interpretation of an individual passage of scripture but by the whole grace-filled sweep of the New Testament. Now we, as a Christian community, must continue to discern the Holy Spirit in the issues before us. Human sexuality is an important issue, but it is not, I would suggest, the only issue or even the most important issue currently confronting the Church.

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