To read many of the social media comments of folk in United Church circles, Gretta Vosper is the issue at hand, the issue of the moment. But it’s not the issue at hand that’s at the root of my churning. That is almost always the case, is it not? So many commenting and almost no one commenting about the issue we say we’re commenting on. It’s all about us. The eternal ‘I’.
I think some are pretty raw on the whole “United Church has no theology, no allegiance to Christ, no boundaries” calumny that’s often tossed our way by our holier brethren, and they’ve decided to draw the line on Gretta. Others have, well, other things going on. I don’t think a lot of it has much to do with Gretta, or her communication choices. It’s much more likely to have something to do with our own paths, the roads we’ve taken to get to here. Continue reading On Gretta?→
My Theology text – in the introductory year – written by Daniel J Migliori, was called “Faith Seeking Understanding”. It was and is a good read, a simple, well written and relatively in-depth inquiry into its topic. It is now available in our church library for those inclined to read it. Despite my appreciation for the book and its topic, I’ve often wondered if theology isn’t sometimes better described as “Faith Seeking Justification” and I don’t mean in the heart of the Lord.
It seems to me that theologians can sometimes/have often/will again provide the argument needed or the moral underpinning for actions or in-actions that might otherwise seem a bit, well, tawdry, if not downright mean or insular or something. Continue reading Theologically Speaking?→
So let me get this straight…The way to confront those who are violently confronting the violent destruction of their land, the wanton slaughter of their families, and the rapacious theft of their resources is…to be violent.