Thursday, July 23, 2009

NT Wright's spin on Homosexuality

I've been giving N.T. Wright a bit of a big wrap lately on the blog. Interestingly he has written a piece a few days ago on his position on homosexuality, at the Times online.
"Jesus’s own stern denunciation of sexual immorality would certainly have carried, to his hearers, a clear implied rejection of all sexual behavior outside heterosexual monogamy. This isn’t a matter of “private response to Scripture” but of the uniform teaching of the whole Bible, of Jesus himself, and of the entire Christian tradition. "
A few thoughts, on the whole article
  • loved his description of the issues as 'a slow moving train crash" for the anglicans.
  • This probably isn't an emergent position. I thought that he may have taken a more neutral response.
  • N.T. appears to have a really wanted the anglican community to stick together.

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