Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Still Thinking Post-Hui Thoughts

Not quite the right time at present to do much writing re the Hermeneutical Hui and reflections after the event. But I am still thinking, and listening to what people are saying.

I am impressed by the following, at this time:

the resistance of some to change

the openness of some to the pastoral dimensions of the situation

the apparent irrelevance of the Hui to many in the church (for whom a host of other issues are urgent).

1 comment:

  1. “Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts”

    Saint John Chrysostom

    If I maybe be blunt - the bible does not have much to say on Homosexuality but does have a great deal to say on sin. Sin of course being that which separates us from God.

    Where the Bible does talk of Homosexuality it is quite unambiguous - despite the mental gymnastics of "Biblical Hermeneutics".

    It is not sinful to have same sex attraction but it is sinful to act upon it - a banal dreary sin as most sins are and we are all sinners every last one of us with our own dreary banal sins whatever they may be.

    We live in an age of spiritual vacuum and here you are having huis trying to figure out how to bless a particular sin that the vast majority of the population are not particularly interested in. To airbrush it away for feel good reasons perhaps.

    And you wonder why your churches are empty and dying.