Day: May 22, 2012

Musician as theologian

If you ask most people who’s the theologian in a local congregation, they’re more likely than not going to point to the ordained clergy. But that’s just not the whole story according to an article by Mark Gorman posted in the Duke Divinity School Magazine.

Reactions to English HoB statement on women bishops

Yesterday the Church of England’s House of Bishops released their draft legislation on the next steps to ordaining women priests to the episcopate in England. There’s been a great deal of comment overnight. Not much of it has been favorable. Women and the Church released this statement

Peter and the “shellfish” argument

Fred Clark points out that St. Peter’s understanding of the command from God that “nothing created is unclean” refers to people more than it refers to food. That’s a direct contradiction of the way many conservative voices understand it.